14 Disaster preparation By Dr. Gary F. Arnet
If a major catastrophe happens, are you ready to deal with it? Most people have nothing in place to take care of themselves or their families during widespread disaster. And, as Dr. Arnet points out, despite vague promises by national or local leaders, you will be on your own. In his article Dr. Arnet provides you with an overview of what to expect and how to prepare for the worst
26 Nuclear terrorism By John Silveira
If terrorists get “the bomb,” the world is never going to be the same. John Silveira talks about how the bomb works, what happened in the two Japanese cities that experienced the bomb, what will happen in an American city if terrorists detonate one here, and the possible ways they may get their hands on one.
37 Harvesting the wild By Jackie Clay
To Jackie Clay and her family, hunting is not just a sport, it’s a way of getting food. In this, the first of several articles, she tells us how she hunts deer, moose, and elk, how she field dresses them, then butchers and preserves the meat.
48 Storing fuel By Rev. J.D. Hooker
53 The return of home emergency shelters takes on a dual-purpose approach By Jeffrey R. Yago, P.E., CEM
There is no longer a national defense program in the United States. But Jeff Yago shows us that there are still ways the self-reliant can protect himself and his family in the event of a natural disaster or the unthinkable—nuclear war. Yago surveys the types of shelters a family can build or install, the accoutrements to look for, and how a shelter can serve other purposes if the bomb never falls or that tornado never comes.
Farm and garden
8 Grow, grow, grow By Alice Brantley Yeager
Whether times are good or bad, a garden can make you more secure.
14 Raised bed gardening — neat and productive By Alice Brantley Yeager
Raised bed gardens are easy to create and can make gardening easier and more enjoyable.
64 Raised beds, concrete blocks, and clay soil By John Dunbar
Building and tools
49 Tools and hardware for the backwoods home By James Ballou
A certain degree of self reliance is obtainable by those who have the knowledge and skills, resourcefulness, courage, common sense, and tools to perform most of the tasks necessary to their own survival and way of life.
22 Morels…a taste of springtime By Linda Gabris