Issue #155 of Backwoods Home Magazine. September/October, 2015

 

Issue #155 • September/October, 2015

 


DEPARTMENTS

6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
      How America can be saved from stupid people

53  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Getting ready for deer season … now

60  The gee-whiz! page

74  Irreverent joke page

77  Ask Jackie:
       Canning sauerkraut, mushy pickles, building a compost box, etc.

80  Letters

82  The Last Word:
      Corporations, profits, and taxes

84  Classified ads (pdf)

85  Advertiser Index

86-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 155
ABOUT THE COVER
This issue’s gouache and acrylic cover is by Don Childers, who has been painting our covers for 26 years. It highlights Dave Duffy’s page 7 article titled, “How America can be saved from stupid people.” Don is very familiar with how fireworks look in the sky, having spent years setting them off at San Diego Chargers football games and firing the team cannon when a TD was scored.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

8  Turning a $10,000 house into a home
   By Claire Wolfe

23  Indispensable homestead kitchen tools
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

49  Bow hunting: The instinct and the arrow
   By Gary Lewis

69  A tale of two wasp traps
   By Ted Kobara

Building

13  Building feed boxes for cattle
   By Patrice Lewis

66  Build a vertical storage rack for cans
   By Monika Williams

Food and recipes

17  Harvesting and cooking giant puffball mushrooms
   By Donna Adams

34  Be a Viking: Brew wild-crafted mead
   By Jereme Zimmerman

58  Spicy organic salsa
   By Melissa Souza

59  Oatmeal sausage
   By Gloria Griepenstroh

Farm and garden

29  Currants and gooseberries
   By Sylvia Gist

62  A decorative garden from an old stump
   By Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Doom and gloom

40  Three more ways the world can end
   By John Silveira


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