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6  Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial:
Paying for Social Security with worthless $

38  Ask Jackie:
Learning about seeds, no debt homesteading, laundry methods, butter from goat’s milk, etc.

80  Ayoob on Firearms:
Same caliber rifles and handguns

76  Lenie in the kitchen
Two legume soups with a garlic topper

102  The last word:
The path to another Depression

16  Irreverent joke page

98  Letters

104  Classified ads (pdf)

104  Classified advertising form

106   Advertiser Index

107-110   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

111-112  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 117
Longtime BHM artist Don Childers painted this issue’s cover using acrylics and water colors. The idea for it came out of a skull session of BHM editors. We were looking for a symbolic cover that would highlight our theme of “making a living.” Depression-era and World War II-era poster art, with its symbolism and inspiration, came to mind. A search of the internet produced a World War II poster depicting a foot digging in a garden with the slogan, “Grow more in ’44.” Our editorial coordinator, Lisa Nourse, suggested we “dig up some money,” and Don took it from there.



8  Survive the crunch through self-reliance
By Jackie Clay

26  Simplifying simplicity
By Claire Wolfe

65  A survival key ring
By Jeff Yago

Farm and garden

91  Jackie’s garden primer
By Jackie Clay


72  Life-long siding with fiber cement board
By Jay Stoler

Food and recipes

18  Homemade pre-mixed foods
By Linda Gabris

60  Whole wheat for the whole week
By Jay Stoler

86  A few tips to stretch your food budget
By Sylvia Gist


31  The Coming American Dictatorship
By John Silveira

75  The good life
By Katie Martin


78  Please, just wear hearing protection!
By Tom and Joanne O’Toole