Backwoods Home Magazine

Issue #146 of Backwoods Home Magazine. March/April, 2014

 

Issue #146 • March/April, 2014

 

DEPARTMENTS

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
      Clueless city slickers make social engineering possible

44  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Classic backwoods home firearms: The lever action rifle

68  Irreverent joke page

69  Ask Jackie:
      Canning meat, storing honey, discolored pickled garlic, preserving olives, etc.

81  Letters

82  Advertiser Index

83  The last word:
      Inconvenient truths for the climate change crowd

84  Classified ads (pdf)

84  Classified advertising form

86-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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ABOUT THE COVER
The cover is by BHM’s longtime artist, Don Childers. To go along with Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s article on growing peaches, he wanted to show off a beautiful peach tree in all its springtime glory. The kids in the picture must have a good mom somewhere making sure they’re wearing hats and sweatshirts to ward off the cool spring temperatures.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

18  Annie on Everfree Farm
   By Annie Tuttle

52  The humble kerosene lamp
   By Patrice Lewis

Alternative energy

26  Solar-powered water purifiers
   By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

Building

33  Build a cistern out of corrugated road culvert
   By Joe Mooney

57  Deck out your RV
   By Dorothy Ainsworth

Farm and garden

8  Peaches on your homestead
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

39  Operating a still-air incubator
   By Benjamin C. Richards

62  Ancona ducks
   By Amanda Kemp

65  Beware of herbicides
   By Sylvia Gist

Commentary

73  The militarization of America’s police forces
   By John Silveira