Places to live
8 The good life on the Big Island By Skip Thomsen
Do you dream of living inexpensively in a paradise without heating bills, where the people are friendly, the prices are cheap, and the living is easy? Then follow Skip Thomsen for some surprises to The Big Island of Hawaii.
16  How big is the solar system By John Silveira
Just how big is our solar system? John Silveira provides plans fora model that can be used by homeschoolers to see just how vast space is. In it he uses nothing morethan a basketball, some pebbles, and maybe access to a local football field,
41 Medical kits for self-reliant families By Jackie Clay
To provide for her family, Jackie Clay has designed three medical kits, a large one for home, an intermediate one for long trips, and a small everyday kit for the family's vehicles
73 The Water System, Part 3: Gold and Silver By Michael Hackleman
This is the last installment of Michael Hackleman's three-part series on water. In this issue he explores "demand" and "storage" systems suitable for self-sufficient water systems.
39 Reflecting on a life in the woods, and looking ahead By Marjorie Burris
Farm and Garden
30 Practical livestock for the homestead By Amelia Porter
Amelia porter considers the most practical beginner's choices of animals for the new homestead. They include rabbits, chickens, geese, ducks, goats, sheep, and pigs.
52 Tips and tricks for the kitchen By Richard Blunt
Richard Blunt lets us peek into his vault of kitchen "tips and tricks" to make the hours we spend in our kitchens more fun and more productive.
62 The greatest American who was never President By John Silveira
87 Try this simple slow cooker   By Robert L. Williams