Issue #137 of Backwoods Home Magazine. September/October, 2012


Issue #137 • September/October, 2012



6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
      Lessons for My Children, Chapter 2

42 & 45  Two Book Reviews :
      The Hunger Games and Survival Mom

46  Ayoob on Firearms:
      The time for modern; the time for traditional

57  Ask Jackie:
      Canning artichokes, sourdough starter, healthy chickens, etc.

61  Irreverent joke page

80  Letters

83  The last word:
      Turn the poor into capitalists

84  Classified ads (pdf)

84  Classified advertising form

86   Advertiser Index

87-94   BHM anthologies & books

95-96  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 137
You would think that after painting more than 100 magazine covers you would be out of ideas, but Don Childers came through again. During a rare get together, Don and Dave Duffy had a chance to brainstorm some ideas for future covers. Don came up with this beautiful fall birch forest for this issue.


6  Meat for the homestead
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

21  Animal disease traceability
   By Patrice Lewis

36  Journey to the backwoods, part 5
   By David Lee

51  Closing wounds in a remote setting
   By Joe and Amy Alton

Alternative energy

28  Prepper power! Part 2
   By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

Farm and garden

14  The potato hole
   By Sylvia Gist

54  Build a simple DIY hoop house
   By Vern Harris

Food and recipes

18  Easy homemade dairy products
   By Maggie Howe

67  Pickling — it’s not just for cucumbers
   By Jackie Clay-Atkinson


74  How public-employee unions torpedo a state’s economy
   By John Silveira

Making a Living

27  Wilson and Chaya Foedus: Pantry Paratus

70  The Featherman: Chicken processing equipment
   By Claire Wolfe

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