27 Emergency solar power for $950 By Jeffrey R. Yago
For less than the price of a desktop computer you can ensure long-term power for basic and essential equipment including batteries, solar panels, and a solar charger controller. Jeff Yago explains what you need and how to set up your emergency system.
61 How do you live without electricity? By Anita Evangelista
Electric power is necessary for light, delivering water, cooking, heating/cooling, and communications. But do you know what to do if the power goes off? Anita Evengelista discusses how to get along if your power fails so you can keep your life running as smoothly as possible.
42 Long-term food storage By Jackie Clay
Jackie Clay talks about a sensible and practical food storage program that will carry your family, and even some unexpected guests, through a year of healthful eating.
22 Living the outlaw life: Freedom tomorrow By Claire Wolfe
With panic running rampant among America’s politicos, it seems that every solution they offer to combat terrorism is to take away more of our freedoms. Claire Wolfe explains what you and I have got to do to win those freedoms back.
8 Getting out of Dodge By Luke Lee
With more humor than you’d think possible in such a serious subject, Luke Lee writes about the steps he is taking to get away from the city. He discusses the financial aspects, acquiring tools, learning new skills, evaluating your options, and more.
Farm and garden
36 The survival garden By Alice Brantley Yeager
Among the most important things anyone can do in uncertain times is to ensure a supply of wholesome food for our families. One of the best steps you can take is to plant a garden. Alice Yeager provides an overview of how to go about planning for and preparing a garden, what you might grow, and how to preserve the harvest.
14 Biological & chemical terrorism By Dave Duffy
The threat from biological and chemical terrorism is real, but it is a mixed threat. Terrorists can inflict scattered casualties on us, for sure, but they probably can’t do a lot of damage. Smallpox may be a far greater threat than anthrax, and chemical terrorism with scattered attacks of nerve agent is a concern. Dave Duffy tries to put all the threats in perspective.