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7 Editorial: Just Say NO! to the Federal Government
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17 Tipi By Dynah Geissal
This isn’t for camping. Dynah Geissal actually lived for four months in a tipi she made herself while she and her husband built their house. In this article she tells us how you can build a tipi of your own.
24 Yurt magic — building an enchanting instant house By Claire Wolfe
A housing concept that was developed by nomads in Mongolia, the yurt today can be a modern marvel with skylights, indoor plumbing, and electricity, and the basic unit can be set up in a day and costs less than $10,000
29 Here’s how we built our straw-bale house By Dawn Schatz
59 Surplus firearms for preparedness and self-defense By Jeff Salmon
You don’t have to pay top dollar for a useful firearm. Jeff Salmon explains how you can get surplus firearms that are safe, durable, effective, and inexpensive.
Earning a living
42 Start a post-construction cleaning business By Dorothy Ainsworth
For less than $1800 you can get the tools, know-how, and licensing to start your own post-construction cleaning business that will gross you upwards of $2,000 a month.
Farm and garden
8 Dehydrating fruits & vegetables By Alice B. Yeager
Why not dehydrate some of your garden’s bounty so you can enjoy it year-round?
36 Get to know your herbs By Alice B. Yeager
There are four easy-to-grow herbs that can make ordinary fare into gourmet dishes. Alice Yeager tells us how to grow them and use them. In addition, she also tells us how to cultivate catnip for your loyal mouser.
63 Happy chickens — healthy eggs By Edna Manning
Free range chickens are not only cheaper to keep, they’re healthier and their eggs are better for you
70 For health & comfort, try wild herbal teas By Cynthia Andal
Seven herbal teas offer a variety of health benefits, ranging from naturally occurring vitamins and minerals to having the effects of a broad spectrum antibiotic. But best of all, they just taste good.
55 13 steps to a life of freedom By Mary Ann Wutzke
Wutzke and her husband have lived on the road since 1988. She outlines the 13 steps they took to ensure their freedom
65 Harvest the wild cactus By Jackie Clay
In the third of her “foraging the wilds” series, Jackie talks about finding, preparing, and preserving cactus.