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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Backwoods Home Update



Backwoods Home will be even harder to find on magazine racks now that another distributor has gone under. So if you have been having a hard time getting an issue, you might want to consider subscribing or reading what you can on the website.

The current issue, #119, has some interesting, helpful articles. There is Outdoor Canning Party, By Jennifer Grahovac. Also, Preparing For Hunting Season, by Massad Ayoob and not to forget the series Coming Of American Dictatorship, Part XI; The Tenth Amendment Movement.

Those are just some of the articles you can read online. I did not forget Jackie Clay and she has a good article on how you can still live the good life. Claire Wolfe has a good article on pooling resources and living in a type of survival commune. And if you ever wondered how to hunt and cook squirrel......

The next issue will be a nice big anniversary issue, maybe we'll get to see Dorothy Ainsworth in this one. I almost forgot! Jackie Clay's canning book is OUT! I'll be ordering it next week and posting all about it.

1 comment:

Marica said...

Just tried to find Clay's article about the good life, but it's not online. Ah well-- my life is pretty good, anyway.

While on the site, I did skim over the article about soil testing. This article recommends you get a soil test kit. In my brain, soil test kits are filed under "Minor Irritations." Why are we relying-- and spending money on-- soil test kits instead of learning how to understand what Mother Nature is telling us about the soil's pH, mineral content, and overall condition??

I'll save my rant for another day! But one interesting, low tech, "test" for soil pH I found the other day is this, from "Successful Small Scale Farming (Schwenke, 1991):

Add a tablespoon of soil and a few drops of ammonia to 2/3 glass of rainwater. Stir. In two hours clear indicates sweet or alkaline soil [pH > 7 which is "neutral"]; dark indicates a sour, or acidic, sample.

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