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7  Editorial:
Clueless city slickers make social engineering possible

44  Ayoob on Firearms:
Classic backwoods home firearms: The lever action rifle

68  Irreverent joke page

69  Ask Jackie:
Canning meat, storing honey, discolored pickled garlic, preserving olives, etc.

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Inconvenient truths for the climate change crowd

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Cover 146
The cover is by BHM’s longtime artist, Don Childers. To go along with Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s article on growing peaches, he wanted to show off a beautiful peach tree in all its springtime glory. The kids in the picture must have a good mom somewhere making sure they’re wearing hats and sweatshirts to ward off the cool spring temperatures.


18  Annie on Everfree Farm
By Annie Tuttle

52  The humble kerosene lamp
By Patrice Lewis

Alternative energy

26  Solar-powered water purifiers
By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM


33  Build a cistern out of corrugated road culvert
By Joe Mooney

57  Deck out your RV
By Dorothy Ainsworth

Farm and garden

8  Peaches on your homestead
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

39  Operating a still-air incubator
By Benjamin C. Richards

62  Ancona ducks
By Amanda Kemp

65  Beware of herbicides
By Sylvia Gist


73  The militarization of America’s police forces
By John Silveira