Sam Duffy

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Growing and Using Cilantro

By Habeeb Salloum Cilantro (also called fresh coriander, Chinese parsley, Mexican parsley, Spanish parsley, and Thai parsley) is one of the oldest herbal condiments known...

Pruning Blueberries

By Kristina Seleshanko When we purchased our mountaintop homestead, I was excited to discover four blueberry bushes that were already established on our property. Not...

Homestead helpers

By Charles Sanders My parents were children of the Great Depression. They learned to get by on very little, to make or repair or reuse...

Consider the trades when it comes to your future ability...

By Patrice Lewis When I was in my late teens and getting ready to attend college, my father gave me a piece of advice: “Study...

Making a wooden kitchen countertop

By Patrice Lewis One of the advantages of living a homesteading lifestyle is participants can kick aside the ever-changing concepts of what constitutes “classy” home...

Publisher’s Note – Issue #179 Jan/Feb/Mar 2020

Welcome to the fourth decade of  BHM Welcome to the fourth decade publishing Backwoods Home Magazine. This is Issue #179, marking the beginning of our...

Amateur Ham Radio – The Ultimate Tool for Survival Communications

By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E. N4LPE During any major disaster or grid-down event, communications will not only be critical for coordinating rescue efforts, but could actually...

Advice from second-time homesteaders

By Don and Patrice Lewis In 1993, shortly after we got married, my husband and I took a leap into the unknown. We left urban...

Turning to turmeric

By Habeeb Salloum On our farm in southwest Saskatchewan, of all the spices Mother used, there were a few with long histories that she never...

My View: Learn to Do One Thing Well

By Dave Duffy Learn to do one thing well and you’ll never work another day in your life A fundamental problem for many young people entering...

Keeping tools sharp

By Dana Benner There are some things on the homestead that we take great care of, like firearms, knives and machinery. Then there are those...

My View: Gaining an Appreciation for Risk

By Dave Duffy Now and then you have to make a daring move in your life or you’ll run the risk of losing your dreams....

My View: Preparedness Planning as a Game

By Dave Duffy I’ve been the publisher of Backwoods Home Magazine for 29 years, but my other job is as a feature writer for Self-Reliance...

My View: Jury duty: The charge was rape

Dave Duffy I was on jury duty for 2½ weeks between issues. On trial was a 21-year-old man (now 23) accused of raping a 20-year-old...

My View: Fake News and the Growing Irrelevancy of the Mass...

By Dave Duffy Thank God for internet news! I don’t believe anything I read in the mainstream media anymore. Internet news may come from every...

My View: Grand Theory vs. Stark Reality

Dave Duffy While visiting Boston between issues, my wife, Lenie, got into a conversation about preparedness. It was a brief, but telling, discussion because our...