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THE NEW PIONEER 2012, Issue #155



Pioneer Spotlights

Coyote Trails Wilderness School By N.E. MacDougald
Where primitive reigns supreme, and all who graduate track down the cure for Nature Deficit Disorder.

Paradise Lost & Built Again By Deborah Burst
An inspirational story of devotion, strength and true pioneering spirit after Katrina nearly took it all.

Back to the Land

Are You Really Rural Ready? By J. Wayne Fears
City slickers beware: There’s more to going country than busting a move to the suburbs. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

Beekeeping Young Gun By Barbara Delbol
Noah Clipp’s fresh honey biz lifestyle is sweet, growing and enhanced by winter crabbing!

Pioneer Jerky Solution By F.W. Demara
How to make safe and finger-licking good backcountry snacks!

Tapping Into Sweet Success By Ron Jolly
Get a taste of pure maple magic harvested and sold in New York’s Catskill Mountain Sugar House!

Driftless Organics By Jeremiah Tucker
Don’t be fooled by the name of the Engel Bros’ and Mike Lind’s Wisconsin farm. These young guns are on a mission to grow—big time!

Putting Down Roots By Tes Randle Jolly
For a lifetime’s worth of memories, use this easy step-by-step plan for growing your own great oak trees!

Build Your Own Rain Catcher By Brad Herndon
Join the reservoir resurgence and start harvesting H2O with a super-simple cistern!

Born-Again Barns By Bob Denman
How to salvage materials safely from beasts on the brink of collapse and build a sturdy beauty of your own!

Seed Saving Savvy By Barbara Delbol
Collect, clean, stow and prep for sowing. A soup-to-nuts guide!

Be Your Own Weatherman By Ed Pearl
Get in touch with El Niño and La Niña patterns to stay way ahead of Mother Nature’s wicked ways!

Homestead Defense By Terrill Hoffman
Don’t let a mob of hogs ruin your precious land. Keep ’em down for keeps—Wilson Combat style!

Energy Independence

Build Your Own Cordwood Castle By Jeremiah Tucker
Create an energy-smart home for less than $20 PSF with the right saw, bartering savvy and elbow grease!

Reap Renewable On The Cheap! By Gregory McNamee
Cut through the maze of credits and grants to save thousands on your alternative power installs!

Amped Up In The Rockies By Rex Ewing
Rugged and way off-the-grid land couldn’t stop this bell- and power-making family from coming out on top of the game!

Rural Life

Preserving Your Harvest By Amy Grisak
Don’t freeze it! Pickle and ferment your way to nearly year-round veggies, fish and meat!

Hunting For Dollars By J. Wayne Fears
So you want to be an outfitter? Here’s how to keep your dream job from becoming a nightmare!

Doomsday Dining By Terrill Hoffman
When natural disaster strikes, or the zombie apocalypse begins, let our MRE-foodie critic be your freeze-dried salvation!

Homestead Winemaking By Lyn Howard
An easy plan for making the transition from simple juice kit wines to blue ribbon varietals.

Getting Them Shooting Straight By Luke Strommen
In true Hunger Games form, get your kids into reaping all of the benefits of hitting the bullseye using a stick and string!

Medical Crises Planning 101 By Jane Waterman, MD
STAT! Before serious injuries occur, take our resident Dr. Quinn’s advice on building a homestead ER.

Tools it Takes

Hammer Time! By Bob Denman
Seventeen secrets to the fine art of smithing your way to masterpieces, instead of sheer misery!

Saw Bucks By David Boyt
Generate income or create your own materials with a portable sawmill!

Chainsaw Maintenance By Will Dobkins
With the right file and sharpening technique you can maintain your cutting edge cord after cord!

It Worked For Me By Dana Benner, Will Dobkins, Larry Swenson Why spend money on gadgets and gear when you can use what you have to get the job done?


High-Mobility Camp Quarters By Patrick Durkin
An array of economical and versatile truck and SUV tents for pioneers on the go in the great outdoors!

Survive A Cougar Attack By Denis Prisbrey
A defense plan for mountain lions that have gone from shy to downright fearless and deadly!

Woodsman’s Almanac By Keith Sutton
Make your outdoor jaunts more fun and productive with these helpful tricks for hunting and more!

Get Hooked On Steelies By Steve Hickoff
For the catch of a lifetime, make your own enticing lure and land a sea-run rainbow!

Secrets To Succulent Wild Game By Bill Vaznis
A comprehensive guide for obtaining field-to-dinner-table perfection!


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