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6    Publisher’s Note

7  Editorial: Smallpox — it’s worth worrying about

77  Ask Jackie:
Home canned bologna and corned beef, homemade sun dried tomatoes, sweet potato butter

23  Ayoob on Firearms:
A 24/7 backwoods handgun

30  Living the outlaw life:
William Jefferson Bush vs. George W. Clinton: 11 reasons why Bush is as bad as Clinton and probably worse

28  Irreverent joke page

72  The gee-whiz! page

79  Letters

86   Advertiser Index

82  Classified ads (pdf)

82  Classified advertising form

91-98   BHM anthologies, CD-ROMs, & books

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Cover 80
Another Jackie Clay photograph graces the cover of our magazine this issue. The subject of the photo is wild greens, specifically, a patch of lamb’s quarters. But sitting right in the middle of the picture is her son, David, who was 9-years-old when the photo was snapped. Her article, which begins on page 58, is another installment of her on-going “Harvesting the Wild” series that is based on the self-reliant experiences of Jackie and her family.



8  Keeping your heart healthy   By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S.

At age 38 Dr. Arnet was told his heart was going to kill him unless he had bypass surgery and changed his lifestyle. That was 10 years ago. He had the surgery and changed the way he lives and today has a more healthful life. In this article he explains what heart disease is, how to take care of your heart, and ways to live a longer and healthier life.

43  Home canning equals fast, easy, tasty meals   By Jackie Clay

58  Harvesting the wild: greens   By Jackie Clay

There are wild greens growing in the wilds, right under your nose. They’re delicious, nutritious, and free for the taking. Jackie tells us what to look for and how to prepare them

69  Chapter 1: Point Blank   By Robert Waters

When 60-year-old Don Mosley answered his door one night, he didn’t realize that in seconds he and his wife would be fighting for their lives. This is the first chapter from Robert Waters’ new book, Guns Save Lives.

Farm and garden

47  Growing cauliflower   By Nancy Pierson Farris

50  My garden—A springboard of food, pleasure, and history   By Habeeb Salloum

Habeeb Salloum grows many of the vegetables he and his family eat year-round on a simple 25 by 12-foot plot of land. But his garden goes beyond mere physical sustenance. It has become a springboard of pleasure for him while enshrining the history of his family

55  A pleasant surprise: the asparagus bean   By Alice Yeager

66  Brooder in a box   By Sylvia Gist

64  Growing and using blueberries on the small place   By Charles Sanders

Building and tools

35  A comfortable base camp while building your backwoods home   By Jackie Clay

ackie says the best way to build that dream home is to first build quarters where you can live while you complete your opus. When you’re done, your “shack” becomes an instant guest house, studio, or shed

Country living

73  Mosquitoes outnumber us and no one likes them   By Tom and Joanne O’Toole

75  Leaves of three, let them be!   By Tom and Joanne O’Toole