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Issue #124

July/August, 2010

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DEPARTMENTS
6  Editor's Note

7  Editorial:
      Who was Joe Stack? Why does he matter?

60  Ask Jackie:
      Drying squash, seasoning cast iron, homemade yogurt, salt pork, butter molds etc.

54  Ayoob on Firearms:
      Long gun & short gun shooting similarities

80  Irreverent joke page

81  Letters

84  The Last Word:
      California's marijuana initiative: A step in the right direction

85  Classified ads (pdf)

85  Classified advertising form

86   Advertiser Index

88-94   BHM anthologies, & books

95-96  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 124
ABOUT THE COVER
This issue's cover is a gouache (pronounced 'gwäsh) painting by Don Childers. The impetus for it came from the water treatment article on page 43 and the fishing article on page 40, although these are crappie and not the catfish discussed in the fishing article. Don and Dave thought it up over a beer.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

16  A worthwhile journey
      By Kim Scheimreif

40  Jug lines, limb lines, trot lines
      By Jason Akers

43  Emergency and backwoods water treatment: Part 2 — "The practice"
      By Tim Thorstenson

52  The poor man's ultra-light dual-fuel backpacking stove
      By Rick Brannan

Building

8  Build a goat cottage
      By Jackie Clay

Food and recipes

26  Elderberries: Hospitality, health, and beauty
      By Gail Butler

32  Ethiopian food
      By Richard Blunt

78  Lenie in the kitchen: Pecan coated rock fish
      By Ilene Duffy

Farm and garden

22  Vermicomposting
      By Rebekah Cowell

76  A peek into the life of the Pekin duck
      By Abby Walowen

Making a living

73  James Harrod: Small engine repairman
      By Sylvia Gist

History/Americana

64  Breaking in a sodbuster
      By Mel Tharp

66  Our job
      By Claire Wolfe



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