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Issue #59

September/October, 1999

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
A Backwoods Home Anthology — The Tenth Year
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DEPARTMENTS
6  Note from the publisher

7  Editorial:   Should both drugs and guns be legal?

60  Irreverent joke page

46  Book Review

55   Ayoob on firearms:
    "Best buy" Backwoods .45

79  Letters

67  Poem

47  BHM books

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Cover 59
ABOUT THE COVER
The painting on the cover is based on the photograph of the house supplied by Michael Hackleman on page 73 in his water article. The original house was built by Steve Heckeroth and is a townhouse with a tower incorporated into it. On the cover, we show a telescope, so the platform serves as an observatory. But in Heckeroth's design the platform was meant to hold a water tank, a wind machine, or both.
FEATURES

Self-Sufficiency

8   Start your food storage on $10 a week    By Alan T. Hagan
      Alan Hagan provides a common sense approach to starting a food storage program on a shoestring budget. He demonstrates how a smart shopper, with little money, can accumulate a handsome store of food in a reasonable amount of time.

18    Seven common medicinal plants    By Marcella Shaffer

30    Raise tobacco for trade or barter in hard times    By Rev. J.D. Hooker

34   Making maple syrup    By Marcella Shaffer

57    Roughing it with plastic trash bags    By Christopher Nyerges

70    The Water System, Part 2: Tanks and Pumps    By Michael Hackleman
      This is the second installment of Michael Hackleman's three-part series on water. In this issue he explores tanks and pumps that can be incorporated into a self-sufficient water system.

Recipes

22    Cooking from food storage with rice    By Richard Blunt
      Richard Blunt provides four great rice recipes as he traces the history on one of the oldest—and certainly the most widely cultivated—foods known to man.

36    The solar bakery—quickbreads and cakes    By Jennifer Stein Barker

Homeschooling

40   Teach speed reading to your children even if you can't speed read yourself    By George Stancliffe
      You can teach your children to speed read without knowing how to speed read yourself. George Stancliffe provides step-by-step instructions that can turn your kid into a reading superstar.

Farm and Garden

15    Leaf it to old Mother Nature    By Jim Mcpherson

16    Harvesting and freezing apples    By Tom R. Kovach

53   Blanching vegetables    By Tom R. Kovach

62    Waising wascally wabbits for din-dins    By Don Fallick

Country Living

14    A house for an outdoor dog    By Tom R. Kovach

Building

85   A salvaged oak floor for $5    By Robert L. Williams



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