Top Navigation  
U.S. Flag waving
Office Hours Momday - Friday  8 am - 5 pm Pacific 1-800-835-2418
Facebook   YouTube   Twitter
Backwoods Home Magazine, self-reliance, homesteading, off-grid

 Home Page
 Current Issue
 Article Index
 Author Index
 Previous Issues
 Print Display Ads
 Print Classifieds
 Free Stuff
 Home Energy

General Store
 Ordering Info
 Kindle Subscriptions
 Kindle Publications
 Back Issues
 Help Yourself
 All Specials
 Classified Ad

 Web Site Ads
 Magazine Ads

BHM Blogs
 Ask Jackie Clay
 Massad Ayoob
 Claire Wolfe
 Where We Live
 Dave on Twitter
Retired Blogs
 Behind The Scenes
 Oliver Del Signore
 David Lee
 James Kash
 Energy Questions

Quick Links
 Home Energy Info
 Jackie Clay
 Ask Jackie Online
 Dave Duffy
 Massad Ayoob
 John Silveira
 Claire Wolfe

Forum / Chat
 Forum/Chat Info
 Enter Forum
 Lost Password

More Features
 Contact Us/
 Change of Address
 Write For BHM
 Meet The Staff
 Meet The Authors
 Disclaimer and
 Privacy Policy

Retired Features
 Country Moments
 Radio Show

Link to BHM

Issue #101

September/October, 2006

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
A Backwoods Home Anthology — The Seventeenth Year
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.

6  Publisher's Note

7  Editorial:
      The Government gorilla in our home

19  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Frontier style handguns for the modern backwoods home

26  Ask Jackie:
      Stems on mulberries, jam not setting, groundhog damage, crickets n the garden, preserving avocados, cabbage recipes, canning grapefruit, making whitewash, etc.

32  Claire goes to the movies

33  Irreverent joke page

85  Letters

90   Advertiser Index

91  Classified ads (pdf)

91  Classified advertising form

94   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

95  The last word:
      The land of the unfree

96-97  Order form/Subscription Info

For a subscription
Call Toll Free 1-800--835-2418

Cover 101
This issue's cover was painted by our artist, Don Childers. It's the dream of a lot of folks to have a cabin on a lake. There's always work to be done and there's always fish to be caught. The roof of this house obviously needs to be finished before the rainy season begins. The owner either hasn't been able to buy his boat yet, or perhaps his children and wife are off fishing in it and will bring home a nice catch for the evening's meal. It's a nice big lake with lots of solitude.

Building and tools

8  Homesite preparation and foundation    By David Lee
      Practical advice on preparing a homesite with minimum impact on your land.

53  Build a 6500-gallon concrete water tank for $1500   By Dorothy Ainsworth
      Yes, you can develop a water supply without investing a fortune.

Alternative energy

35  Make your own biodiesel for 80ยข per gallon   By Jeffrey R. Yago, PE, CEM
      With the price and scarcity of fossil fuels, biodiesel is a viable and inexpensive alternative.


42  Water development: Wells for the homestead   By Roy Martin
      What type of well might fit your needs? Roy Martin covers them all.

63  The enchanting Chanterelle   By Devon Winter
      Before going out into the forest to pick Chanterelles, read this comprehensive article on identifying, harvesting, and preparing this delicious delicacy.

68  Starting over: Part 11   By Jackie Clay
      Jackie's garden flourishes in spite of a killing frost. Work on the house continues, and with her friend Tom's help, half of the roof is installed.


16  No fuss, no muss, one-pan grouse supper   By Linda Gabris

59  Homemade pickles and relishes   By Linda Gabris
      Store-bought has nothing on these homemade goodies. With Linda's detailed directions, you can put up your autumn harvest for use all winter long.

76  Extreme Ghanaian trout   By Linda Gabris
      Who would have thought trout could be so elegant?

81  Tantalizing ginger   By Linda Gabris
      Not only is ginger a versatile spice, but its health benefits are well known by herbalists worldwide.

Farm and Garden

78  Raising quail   By Allen Easterly

Previous Issue Next Issue
      Please address comments regarding this page to editor[at] Comments may appear in the "Letters" section of Backwoods Home Magazine. Although every email is read, busy schedules generally do not permit personal responses.


Copyright © 1998 - Present by Backwoods Home Magazine. All Rights Reserved.