THE NEW PIONEER Issue #161
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Goode Life By Will Dobkins
Time travel to ancient cultures with Goode Jones to dig up all the survival tools you’ll ever need.
Rawhide Burden Baskets By Goode Jones
Learn to make a few handy and versatile carryalls from the hide of the next big-game animal you take.
Call To The Wild By Tammy Trayer
Way off-grid, our cover family builds the dream of self-sufficiency that’s loaded with endless possibilities.
Back to the Land
Joint Ventures By J. Wayne Fears
Partnering up looks great on paper, but beware of the lurking pitfalls and learn how to avoid them.
The Farming Fish By Michael Hasey
Thanks to aquaponics, tilapia feed the hydroponic and in-ground crops at this innovative farm.
Seed-sational Heirlooms By Jill Easton
Baker Creek Seeds’ growth spurt proves that great things blossom when you grow your very own.
Let It Grain By Lyn Howard
The McEntires go back to their roots to reap Crooked Creek grits, bread and award-winning moonshine!
Primer For Permies By Amy Grisak
Bury it, cover it and watch gardens grow healthier and for longer. Join the permaculture craze!
The Ginseng King By Lyn Howard
Learn to grow your own ginseng for seeds, roots, medicine and money from the master in Appalachia.
A Tiller For The Task By Larry Swenson
Today’s walk-behinds are first-rate. Use this information to help you choose the best one for you.
Raise ’Em Wild & Free By Jeremiah Tucker
Let rabbits run, pheasants fly and deer dash! Learn to go free-range on your small farm.
Energy Independence Guiding Lights By Denis Prisbrey
Cut through the next storm-induced blackout by prepping with the right portable lights and lanterns.
Geothermal Heat Harvest By Donal B. Lloyd
Pump up the heat—or the cool—with a low cost, highly efficient system from good ol’ Mother Earth.
A Heating Debate By Rex A. Ewing
Find out which system, either a solar hot water or geothermal, is right for your neck of the woods.
Poor Man’s Earth Heat By Amy Grisak
Here’s a clever way to get a small geothermal system for 100s, not thousands of hard-earned bucks.
Build A Solar Wood Dryer By Craig Haney
Split your cordwood’s drying time in half with this simple one-day, do-it-yourself home project.
Backup Power Plan By Rex A. Ewing
Having a generator to weather out storms is wise, but only if it’s set to deliver the juice where needed.
Pond Trouble Shoot By Keith Sutton
How’s your farm pond doing? Try these simple solutions for the five most common watery woes.
Process A Pig By Brandon Sheard
Quarter a hog while thinking like a chef…savory sausage and pork are just a few simple cuts away!
Fireside Feast Making By J. Wayne Fears
Open-hearth, Colonial cookery—Perfect for power outages, camping or down-home country living!
Build A Bird Bistro By Tes Randle Jolly
Create a natural cedar-tree feeding station for your winged-wildlife.
Homestead Defense By Barrett Tillman
Bear on the front porch? Meth-head invading your home? Better keep your shooting skills sharp.
Barn Demo 101 By Bob Denman
How to dismantle, deconstruct and drop it if you plan to reuse its still-worthy lumber.
Tools it Takes
Scrap-Heap Helpers By Fred Demara
Like in days of old, make do with this simple collection of 12 recycled gizmo farmhands.
HOMEMADE FOR THE HOMESTEAD By Steven Dick
Tour Bridgetown Forge where traditional Japanese knifemaking meets the 21st century with style.
MITTEN TREE MASTERY By Bob Denman
Learn to forge a slick and simple Colonial-period device for drying gloves, ears of corn or herbs.
FIRE IN THE ROUND By Michael Nitch
Lose the store-bought pit! Try this reader’s thrifty method for firing up good times in the backyard.
PATCH UP YOUR DUDS By Sharon Swenson
Let a few stitches in time keep you safe and save you oodles of coin on ’round-the-farm work clothes.
SURVIVAL STUFF Staff Report
Jerky that lasts three years, prepper foods, forever-hot soup and ammo!
WOODSMAN’S ALMANAC By Keith Sutton
A collection of quick-tips that could save your bacon in the backwoods.
GET YOUR FIRE GOING By Denis Prisbrey
This dose of fire-starting savvy, along with a tad of tinder, will go a long way in wild places.
ANGLING THROUGH By Steve Hickoff
With a spud and a bucketful of tip-ups, winter fun and tasty eats are right under your feet.
OFF-ROAD ADVENTURING By Denis Prisbrey
Let the author’s day-trip with his niece be a lesson—anything boys can do girls can do better.
POCKETFUL OF SURVIVAL By Barrett Tillman
John Wiseman’s SAS Survival Guide is now available in a handy pock-sized edition.
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