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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
Questions about global warming

76  Irreverent joke page

28  Ask Jackie:
Canning kraut, natural bug repellent, woodpeckers, alternative water system, canning lobster, squash recipes, dehydrating blueberries, etc.

22  Ayoob on Firearms:
Thoughts on ammunition

85  Letters

89  The last word:
The unheralded roots of America’s freedoms

88   Advertiser Index

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90  Classified advertising form

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Cover 108
This issue’s cover is an opaque watercolor of Paul Brousseau training a horse to walk into the waves on an Oregon beach. It was painted by longtime BHM artist Don Childers.

You’ll enjoy John Silveira’s article on page 43 about how Brousseau trains horses. He bonds with the horses, listens to what they are trying to tell him, and wins their permission to ride them. He ultimately transforms the animals into human companions who are ridable.


Building and tools

72  Build a deluxe barrel stove   By David Lee


8  Lessons learned from an ice storm   By Anita Evangelista

51  Dreams to reality   By Frank Dujanovic

64  Caveman walking stick   By Jim Van Sant

66  Country creativity   By Claire Wolfe

69  Carbon monoxide—The silent killer   By Tom and Joanne O’Toole

78  Encounters with a black bear   By Len McDougall

81  Avoiding deer on the roadways   By Tom and Joanne O’Toole

82  These rustic easy to make candleholders are a great gift idea   By Dana Martin Batory

83  The trigger line   By Len McDougall


37  Solar power trailer: Part 1   By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM


56  Composting plain and simple   By Raymond Nones


16  The perfect holiday meal   By Jackie Clay

61  The nutritious banana   By Habeeb Salloum

Country characters

43  Talking with horses, an interview with Paul Brousseau   By John Silveira