Backwoods Home Magazine

Issue #154 of Backwoods Home Magazine. July/August, 2015

 

Issue #154 • July/August, 2015

 

DEPARTMENTS

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
      Thank you, Home Depot, for giving me a 10% veteran’s discount

62  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Of centuries and guns

59  Rogue Photographer

60  The gee-whiz! page

72  Irreverent joke page

73  Country Moments

75  Ask Jackie:
      Bugs in pasta, flavored honey, mulberry pie, etc.

79  Letters

80  Advertiser Index

82  The last word:
      Let the USA PATRIOT Act die.

83  Classified ads (pdf)

83  Classified advertising form

85-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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ABOUT THE COVER
Don Childers painted this cover showing a family enjoying one of the long days of summer. The greenhouse garden is still in full-swing and the geese have a bit of their pond left to splash in. Mom and daughter are picking berries to make jam and pie. The little ones play while Grandpa gets to relax with his pipe.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

52  Dealing with heat stress
   By Joe Alton M.D.

Building

8  Build a lean-to greenhouse
   By Dorothy Ainsworth

32  The off-grid cabin project
   By Charles Sanders

68  Lenie in the chicken coop
   By Ilene Duffy

Alternative energy

42  How to power your house from your car
   By Steven Harris

54  Solar system codes " build it right!
   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM

Food and recipes

12  Cooking with wild berries
   By Linda Gabris

37  Preserve the harvest naturally through wild fermentation
   By Jereme Zimmerman

45  Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Farm and garden

20  Save your own tomato seeds
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

24  An introduction to small-scale home hydroponics
   By Ben Richards

78  Planting a windswept site
   By Tom Kovach