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6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
From gun control to socialism, it begins with the Fairness Doctrine

93  Ask Jackie:
Food grade plastic, using green acorns, salt rising bread, using kerosene stoves, storing dried food, green pumpkin pie, etc.

63  Ayoob on Firearms:
Gun collecting: Hobby or investment plan?

100  The last word:
The meltdown and the bailout: why, how, and what they mean

46  Book Review: The New Solar Electric Home

68  Book Review: The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry

76  Irreverent joke page

97  Letters

104  Classified ads (pdf)

104  Classified advertising form

107   Advertiser Index

108-110   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

111-112  Order form/Subscription Info

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This issue’s cover is our version of the classic anonymous painting, World’s End. Longtime BHM artist Don Childers painted it with watercolors. There are many versions of this painting in circulation, some with rowboats off the bow near the falls as sailors try to escape the impending doom waiting for the ship. The type of ship varies from painting to painting. Don pared everything down to the basics to get the stark reality across that America faces real danger.



17  Putting game meat on the table   By Linda Gabris

48  The wisdom of my parents   By Kentin F. Waits

71  Bury a gun and ammo for 15 years   By Charles Wood

74  Breastfeeding: babies love it, and for good reason   By Rebekah L. Cowell

77  Don’t get stranded in winter   By Len Torney


44  Solar and wind energy credits   By Jeffrey R. Yago


26  Build your own home in two years   By David Lee

Food and recipes

8  Eating well on a lean budget   By Dorothy Ainsworth

50  Gourmet nutrition with beans and rice   By Richard Blunt

69  Three books, three Greek recipes   By Ilene Duffy

Farm and garden

88  Caring for livestock in winter   By Charles Sanders

Country living

86  13 simple (and cheap) pleasures   By Claire Wolfe


33  The Great Depression: a reminiscence   By Alice Brantley Yeager and James Otto Yeager

38  Survival strategies people used in the last economic depression   By John Silveira