Issue #157 cover


Artist Don Childers created this cover for BHM while visiting Dave and Ilene Duffy at their house in Oregon. The trailer is heading to a survival retreat, as Jackie Clay-Atkinson suggests in the lead article, “Emergency planning beyond the bug-out bag.” She talks about the importance of being fully prepared to evacuate during emergencies.

6  Editor’s Note

7  Editorial:
Grand theory vs. stark reality

63  Irreverent joke page

68  The gee-whiz! page

71  Ayoob on Firearms:
Spare ammo

74  Ask Jackie:
Goat herd addition, being self-sufficient, pumping water, cabbage relish, cranberry salsa, etc.

80  Letters

84  Classified ads/Classified advertising form (pdf)

85  Advertiser Index

86-96  BHM anthologies & books

97-98  Order form/Subscription Info

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8  Emergency planning beyond the bug-out bag
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

22  Homemade fence puller
By Patrice Lewis

34  Collecting and processing maple syrup
By John Murray

78  My peppermint tin survival kit
By Kim Robertson

82  A homemade bike trailer on the cheap
By Setanta O’Ceillaigh


15  Turning a $10,000 house into a home, part 3
By Claire Wolfe

49  The off-grid cabin project, part 3
By Charles Sanders

54  Build a simple, inexpensive greenhouse
By Jennifer Poindexter


56  Generators alone are not enough
By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

Food and recipes

24  Cajun and Creole cooking
By Richard Blunt

42  A crock of sauerkraut
By Linda Gabris

61  Homemade baking extracts
By Linda Zimnick

64  One-dish meals: Simple and satisfying
By Habeeb Salloum

Farm and garden

31  This deadly toxin can kill your garden
By David Goodman

39  Make your own survival seed bank
By Jackie Clay-Atkinson


38  The pond in winter
By John Dinan