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Fall 2017 – Volume 2, Issue 3

♣ A sturdy, inexpensive, easy-to-move chicken tractor by Dave Duffy
♣ Gardening after 60 by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Canning class, Part 5: Pressure canning by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Homemade condiments add a gourmet touch to almost any meal by Linda Gabris
♣ Stocking your wetland pantry: A short list of the edible and useful plants that await the knowledgeable forager by Hazel Corey
♣ An old-school cache to store food and supplies by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Working my way up, Part 6: A whole year on the new homestead by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Homegrown, homemade pumpkin pie by Ilene Duffy
♣ Healthy dips from around the world by Habeeb Salloum
♣ A home funeral is a loving, legal, and inexpensive final gesture by Becky Calcutt
♣ Little ones on the homestead by Melissa Souza
♣ Fall gardening by Tom Kovach

Summer 2017 – Volume 2, Issue 2

♣ Sweet corn by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Jersey Giants: The triple-purpose chicken by Patrice Lewis
♣ Campfire baking by Linda Gabris
♣ Fresh figs by Kristina Seleshanko
♣ Canning class, Part 4: Tomatoes by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ The best chicken house I ever built by Dave Duffy
♣ Working my way up, Part 5: Outfitting my new home by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ This homemade auger stand makes installation a breeze by Patrice Lewis
♣ Do-it-yourself cultured stone by Allen Easterly
♣ Toothbrush rag rugs by Annie Brazier
♣ Make a Viking style drinking or blowing horn by Kevin W. Austin
♣ Bike foraging by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ A sack of potatoes by Tom Kovach
♣ Poppy’s Kettle Corn: A Sweet Success by Allen Easterly
♣ Freeze your garden vegetables to enjoy them all year ‘round by Jennifer Stein Barker
♣ Turmeric milk: What it is and how to make it by Katelynn Bond

Spring 2017 – Volume 2, Issue 1

♣ Spring cleaning by Linda Gabris
♣ Laundry line tips from an old hat by Amanda Woodlee
♣ Hatch your own eggs with an incubator by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ What to expect when you’re expecting goat kids by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
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Grow food — not grass by Melissa Souza
♣ How we built our garden on a hill by Carol Hill
♣ Why gardening is such good exercise, especially for women by Tom Kovach
♣ Build a solitary bee house for your native pollinators by Miranda Rommel
♣ Strike Master Survival Fire Starter — It’s the original “fire-starter” tool and it is still the best by Dave Duffy
♣ Working my way up, Part 4: Buying a new lot and building a new cabin by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Feta cheese by Melissa Souza
♣ Canning class, Part 3: Pickles by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
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Building a calf transport cage by Patrice Lewis
♣ Starting my backyard flock by Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Winter 2016 – Volume 1, Issue 3

♣ A predator-proof chicken coop by Dorothy Ainsworth
♣ A hand-held GPS and solar charger makes it easy to find your way in any situation by Jeffrey R. Yago
♣ Your homestead dog by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Canning class Part 2: Jellies, jams, preserves, marmalades, butters, and conserves by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Try harvesting smaller diameter firewood with a bow saw and sawbuck by Setanta O’Ceillaigh 
♣ Essential spices that define my kitchen by Habeeb Salloum 
♣ Working my way up, Part 3: Improving my cabin by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ How to make carved wooden bowls by Evan Hoffman
♣ A cheerful giver by Jenny Flores 
♣ Homemade Korean kimchi by Melissa Souza
♣ Radish tails, garlic scapes, and other tasty garden treats by Linda Gabris
♣ A grocery store in your home: The making of a canning closet by Patrice Lewis
♣ The sillcock key by Christopher J. Ranallo 

Fall 2016 – Volume 1, Issue 2

♣ Canning class (part 1) by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
♣ Grow garlic! by Miranda Rommel
♣ Putting chicken in the freezer by Melissa Souza
♣ Raising children to be self-reliant by Anna Twitto
♣ Save seeds, save money, grow better by Gail Butler
♣ Tanning sheepskins by Lacey Jean 
♣ Solar-powered water pumping by Jeffrey R. Yago
♣ Working my way up, Part 2: Moving up to a storage barn by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Rainwater diverter project by Christopher J. Ranallo
♣ Avoiding botulism when canning food by Joe and Amy Alton
♣ Add spice to your life with fire cider by Katelynn Bond
♣ Microwave bread by Al Starner 
♣ Bean and pumpkin soup by Ilene Duffy
♣ Drying food by a wood stove by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Quinoa by Linda Gabris 
♣ Apple pie brandy by Gail Butler
♣ Let’s talk MREs! by Christopher J. Ranallo
♣ Spice up your homeschool with these 12 creative activities by Lisa Tanner

Summer 2016 – Volume 1, Issue 1

♣ Cooking in an earth oven by Diana Van Driesche
♣ Off-the-shelf solar kits make rural life easier by Jeffrey R. Yago
♣ Build a rabbit hutch and tractor by Melissa Souza
♣ Raising quail for dinner by Carole West
♣ 8 things kids learn in the garden by Tom Kovach
♣ Starting your home apple orchard by Charles Sanders
♣ Melon pits, sheet composting, and compost tea by David Goodman
♣ Make a minnow trap for bait and catfood by Setanta O’Ceillaigh 
♣ A-frame huts for small animals by Dave Duffy
♣ Build an easy pig shelter by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Construct a simple swamp well by Setanta O’Ceillaigh 
♣ Delicious recipes for home-raised rabbit by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Farmer’s cheese by Miranda Rommel 
♣ Fresh herbs and shepherd’s pie by Ilene Duffy
♣ Healthy grains — rediscovered by Habeeb Salloum 
♣ Herbal tea for urinary tract infection by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Easy plum wine by Melissa Souza 
♣ Working my way up, Part 1: Living in a storage shed by Setanta O’Ceillaigh 
♣ A few tips for cutting firewood by Chuck Klein 
♣ Organized couponing can save you big bucks by Melissa Souza
♣ Dandelion, a magical plant by Johny Alives
♣ A recipe for dandelion honey by Melissa Souza
♣ Foraging and using wild elderberries by Gail Butler
♣ 7 plants to forage in summer by Karen M. House


Issues below were digitally published on Kindle only. No printed back issue exists. However some articles are available as part of Self-Reliance Book One and Self-Reliance Book Two, available in our store. Those articles are denoted with a green clover( click the clover to go right to the store).

Issue 14 – March/April 2016

♣ Off-grid living on a shoestring budget by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Building a small (not tiny) house by Scott McIntire
♣ Laundry day in the desert by Joel Simon
 Long-term fuel storage by Rich Goss
♣ Three easy PVC projects for your property by Erwin Wunderlich
♣ Recycling matchless socks by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Make a therapeutic rice bag by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Apple cider vinegar by Melissa Souza
♣ The salad primer by Pamela Gilsenan
♣ Common-sense gardening by Phil Biggs
 Vine peaches by Angeline Hawkes

Issue 13 – January/February 2016

♣ Workplace preparedness by Rich Goss
♣ Growing our own food by Melissa Souza
♣ Dehydrating eggs and making a manual vacuum-sealer by Monika Williams
♣ Lessons learned from livestock by Donna Insco
♣ Simple, easy-to-sew tote bags by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Make thermal window quilts by Pamela Gilsenan
♣ Sew it yourself: flannel cosmetic rounds by Angeline Hawkes
 Sourdough starter and bread by Melissa Souza
♣ Growing honeyberries by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ The truth about poke salad by Karen M. House
 Wild asparagus of the backwoods by John Murray
♣ Alternative maple syrup by Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Issue 12 – November/December 2015

 Practical prepping by Melissa Souza
♣ Mom’s purse by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Aftermarket vehicle lighting for improved vision and safety by Len Torney
 The pill vial survival stash by Kim Robertson
 Honey remedies by Linda Zimnick
♣ Garlic — an antibiotic you can grow in your garden by Linda Zimnick
♣ Rebuilding an old garden tool by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Sew reusable gift bags by Angeline Hawkes
 Make a solar pizza box oven by Becky Oberg
 Catching and cooking crayfish by John Murray
♣ Northern and Southern traditions: How I cook a stuffed Thanksgiving turkey by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Chicken dishes from the Arab Middle East by Habeeb Salloum

Issue 11 – September/October 2015

♣ Why not add a dairy goat to your homestead? by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 When are top-bar hives a good decision? by Phillip Meeks
♣ Confessions of a desert rat: Life in the boonies on $30 a week by Joel Simon
♣ A home for free by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Marriage on the homestead: A guide to help prepare for and prevent marital crisis by Jay Wiese
♣ Profiting from acorns by John Murray
 Homestead vegetables for winter storage by Phillip Meeks
♣ Simple, cheap power in any outbuilding by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
♣ Making rustic doors for pennies by Robert L. Williams
♣ Fast and easy homemade toys by Angeline Hawkes
 ♣ A plethora of plums by Melissa Souza
 Chicken dishes from East Africa by Habeeb Salloum

Issue 10 – July/August 2015

♣ Cut garden costs by saving seeds by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Long-term emergency food storage by Melissa Souza
♣ Make your own wood ash lye by Winston Foster
♣ 10 uses for… by Angeline Hawkes
♣ Making kombucha tea at home by Melissa Souza
♣ Healing trees by Katelynn Bond
 Mobile home roof repair by Daniel Motz
♣ Those aren’t moccasins by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
 Sewing washable baby wipes by Angeline Hawkes
♣ The care and feeding of a wood-burning range by Donna Insco
♣ “Just right” biscuits by Katie Martin
 Harvesting wild blackberries by Karen M. House
♣ Make $300 a cord for pine, poplar, and cottonwood by Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Issue 9 – May/June 2015

♣ Growing carrots and parsnips by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ Growing summer squash by Sylvia Gist
♣ The garden water retention ring by Larry B. Bramble
♣ Zucchini: The most versatile fruit in your garden by Tanya Kelley
 Squash delights by Katie Martin
♣ Liven up your cooking with lemons by Linda Gabris
♣ Making meat broth by James S. Juczak
 How we homeschool by Melissa Souza
♣ Alternative uses for lemons by Linda Gabris
♣ Foraging for ramps and dandelions by Miriam Szkup
 Pitch — treasure of the woods by Katelynn Bond
♣ Dangerous snakes of the backwoods by John Murray
♣ The Freebarrow: How to make a wooden wheel for a broken wheelbarrow by Setanta O’Ceillaigh

Issue 8 – March/April 2015

♣ Grow your own salad greens by Sylvia Gist
♣ Growing and eating rhubarb by Rose Nagel Brooks
♣ Healthy and tasty salads by Habeeb Salloum
 Make your own salad dressings by Katie Martin
 Make homemade butter — without owning a cow by James Kash
♣ Storing food the right way by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Knife sharpening: The coarse truth about a fine skill by Wayne Adair
♣ Antique tools by R. E. Rawlinson
♣ The modular woodshed by Setanta O’Ceillaigh 
 Broth, stew, and sauce: Recipes for good health by Kimberly Hartke
♣ The health benefits of keeping pets by Tom Kovach 
♣ Inexpensive natural relief for dry skin by Melisa Mink
♣ How to (not) butcher a cow by Julie Kinney

Issue 7 – January/February 2015

 Basic long-term food storage by James Kash
♣ Recycling containers for better storage by Len McDougall
 Setting up a home bakery by Ruth Collins
♣ Healthy, budget-friendly, delicious grains by Linda Gabris
♣ The Nashville sourdough by Karen M. House
♣ The incredible edible rabbit by John Murray
♣ The drunken Northman by Setanta O’Ceillaigh
 Rhubarb: the pioneers’ pie plant by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ How we water our organic garden off-grid by Merlyn Seeley
 Make homestead milk soap by Melisa Mink
♣ Make felted mittens by Carol Freiberg
♣ Nature photography — art anyone can make by Karen M. House

Issue 6 – November/December 2014

♣ Build a feeder to reduce waste by Jeanne Bilder
♣ An ATV, the homesteaders’ small tractor by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Are there holes in your preparedness plan? by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Restoring the stable by David Eddings
♣ Holiday treats by Linda Gabris
♣ Dry beans by Sylvia Gist
 Keeping dairy goats by Karen M. House
♣ An alternative way to remove goat horns by Donna Insco
♣ Living off the grid: My five-year adventure by Donna Insco
♣ Pruning shrubs by Tom Kovach
♣ Build a goat-proof dog feeding area by Robby Lockeby
♣ Hard lessons learned: First winter camp by Len McDougall

Issue 5 – September/October 2014

♣ A beginner’s guide to preparedness by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
♣ The new wood stove by Donna Insco
♣ To build a fire by Jim Comstock
 What to do when the power goes off by Karen M. House
 Apple preserves by Kristina Jensen
 Homemade bread and jam by Katy Runacres
♣ Dumplings by Habeeb Salloum
♣ Gourmet meals made from ground meats by Linda Gabris
♣ GPS versus compass: Which is best? by Len McDougall
♣ Harvesting wild plants for food and medicinal purposes by Karen M. House
♣ Build a solar wall to heat your garage by Brad Miller
♣ Tire maintenance and repair by Steven Gregerson
♣ Build a goat barn by Whit Erwin
♣ Log building maintenance by Donna Insco

Issue 4 – July/August 2014

♣ Creating community through work parties by Brie Malarkey
♣ Rex: A story of love by David Eddings
 Being udderly inept: My adventures in “goat-sitting” by Ruth Dixon
 Build a milking stand for your goat by Whit Erwin
♣ Hunting with the ancient atlatl by Jason Akers
♣ Building a rocket stove and cooking on it, too! by Tanya Kelley
♣ Homemade Lazy Susan by Lucas Crouch
♣ Pass the pasta, please by Linda Gabris
♣ Spicy eggplant and vegetable preserves by Kristina Jensen
♣ Mangel wine by Katy Runacres
♣ Healthy desserts by Habeeb Salloum
♣ Rhubarb the garden’s tart treat by Charles Sanders
♣ Wildflower warfare by Sharon Cassano-Lochman
♣ Using an unheated greenhouse in fall, winter, and spring by Sylvia Gist

Issue 3 – May/June 2014

 Grow fruit by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
 Self-seeding plants by Tom Kovach
 Growing, preserving, and using sweet corn by Charles Sanders
♣ Radicchio by Tom Kovach
 Useful gardening tips by Lucas Crouch
♣ How to brew mead at home by Steff Green
♣ Frivolous fondues… a fun way to feed family and friends by Linda Gabris
♣ Vacuum-pack dry foods by James Melton
 Pear, walnut, and apple chutney by Katy Runacres
♣ Raising meat rabbits by James Kash
♣ Little Vampires by Whit Erwin
 Things to think about when planning a chicken coop by Katy Runacres
 “Alternative” libraries by Pamela Gilsenan
♣ Before buying that place in the country… by Donna Insco
♣ How to start and maintain a prepper group by Avery Horton 

Issue 2 – March/April 2014

 Home canning meat by James Kash
 Homemade sauerkraut by Catherine Cousins
♣ Old-fashioned canned beans done the modern, New World way by Linda Gabris
♣ Homer, Aunt Ruby, and cucumber onion mustard pickles by Janet Henderson
♣ Feasting on dandelions by Kristina Seleshanko
 Bug-out bags beyond the basics by Jim Cobb
 Three first aid kits by Donna Insco
♣ Wealthsteading: the buy and hold myth by John Pugliano
♣ Make a red oak longbow: hunt with a handmade weapon by Jason Akers
 A quickly-made, cheap minnow trap by Winston Foster
♣ Curing a country ham by Gerald Medlin
♣ Babywearing for the backwoods mom by Amy Kelly
 Fly tying for profit by David O’Farrell
♣ Amaranth: The herb that keeps on giving by Ansel Oommen
 The trouble with groundhogs by Ruth O’Neil
 The Veggie Wagon project by Sylvia Gist
 Gardening for small spaces: Patio tomatoes and herbs by Tom Kovach
♣ Ten nutritious plants to forage or grow by Jesse Vernon Trail

Issue 1 – November December 2013

 Plant your own orchard by Jackie Clay-Atkinson 
 Ten of the most nutritious herbs by Jesse Trail
♣ The (almost) effortless garden by Tanya Kelley
♣ Callaloo: The best green for the worst gardener by Carolyn Evans-Dean 
 Natural minerals for the garden  by Tom Kovach
 Stuffed vegetables by Linda Gabris
 Making soup stock by Sylvia Gist
♣ Benefit from freezing your own food by Gladys J. Richter
 Making baby food by Anissa Patten
♣ Faux pumpkin pie by Donna Insco 
♣ A chip off the old potato by Tim Murphy
 Harvesting wild grapes and making jelly by Donna Adams
♣ The many uses of the slippery elm tree by Rev. J.D. Hooker 
♣ Use the Internet for easy plant identification by Jason Akers 
 Maitake mushrooms will make you dance with joy by Susan Vetrone
♣ Build a pizza oven by Mike Lorenzen 
♣ Creating an attractive farmers’ market display by Steff Green
 Composting with worms by Leila Bolster
♣ Recycle clothes pegs into fishing lures by Winston Foster
♣ Home-built canned food dispenser by Harry McCarty 
 Recycle coffee cans into a gardening bucket by Winston Foster
♣ Shoot, frame, and shut up! by Tanya Kelley 


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