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|6 Publisher’s Note
7 Editorial: Something unsaid about Timothy McVeigh’s excecution
55 Energy Works
48 Think of it this way: The Coming American Dictatorship, Part V
13 Ayoob on Firearms: The rationale of the automatic rifle
74 Book Reviews: Think Free to Live Free, 101 Things to do ‘Til the Revolution, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (Yet)
75 Small Business Profile
93 BHM books
85 Advertiser Index
86 Classified ads
18 Living the outlaw life: Freeing your inner outlaw By Claire Wolfe
Are you a law abiding citizen? Think again. Claire Wolfe points out that there are now so many laws that you can barely turn around without breaking laws that carry hefty fines or jail time, every day. In this article, she tells us how to live the outlaw life while holding on to our morality.
8 The raging torrent — respect it, even when you play By Scott Stoddard
Whether it’s flash flood or a local stream, moving water can kill, and does, hundreds of times a year. Scott Stoddard tells you how to make yourself safe as well as what to do and what not to do should you ever have to try to rescue someone from raging water.
62 Finalizing a hydro-electric installation By Michael Hackleman
In this, the fourth and final installment of a do-it-yourself hydro installation, Michael Hackleman describes the completion of the actual installation of the unit at Motherland outside Willits, California.
55 Powering medical equipment during a utility blackout By Michael Hackleman
A power blackout can be deadly to someone whose life depends on electrically powered medical equipment. In this article Michael Hackleman describes a simple and low-cost source of electric power that employs a battery pack and inverter that will take over the instant the lights go out.
36 Retiring a flag By Don Fallick
Building and tools
40 Build your own log home in the woods By Jackie Clay
This is the first of a two-part series on how to build your own log home. Jackie Clay explains how to draw up your own floor plans, the tools you will need, where you may find logs cheap—or even free, how to “peel” them, and which “notches” will serve you the best during construction.
22 Build a stone wall By Charles A. Sanders
Charles Sanders instructs us on how to split stones with simple tools, and how to use the fruits of your labor to build your own stone wall.
80 Build a small A-frame using pallets By Clay Sawyer
25 Oh, no! Not lentils again! By Habeeb Salloum
Habeeb Salloum reminisces on how, during the Great Depression, his family of recently-arrived Syrian immigrants hid the fact that they ate the lowly lentil. Today, lentils are a mainstay of Canadian agriculture and Salloum trumpets the health benefits of the food that sustained his family during those hard years.
97 Last word: How to blow up an anthill By H. Elton Harris
77 Some unusual jellies for your sweet tooth By Charles Sanders