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Old 10-15-2019, 01:28 PM
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Well, as a writer it is nice to get paid for your efforts. That is why nearly every blog is "monetized" as Blogger puts it.

Some people will donate their efforts (Libre office being another one) but most people want something in their pocket if they have provided a service.

So says the woman who does not support the board, I admit I am a hypocrite.
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Old 10-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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I'd say Backwoodsman, which has pretty good all around content for projects, foraging, and living cheap. I like Fur Fish and Game also. It's a little more information intensive and a better deal than most of the hunting and fishing magazines. Also has more on trapping, which not many magazines get into.

Handloader has been mentioned, but it really doesn't give you much practical knowledge over one or two good reloading books. A lot of it is just cartridge history, an article covering handloads that are pretty widely available anywhere, and a bit of entertainment article(s). Not saying not to buy it, but I wouldn't get a subscription. Buy "Modern Reloading version 2" by Richard Lee of Lee Reloading equipment. It has a pile of information, and is a great deal.

I believe it was Mother Earth News I tried reading a couple times, and it was pretty much a gardening book. Nothing wrong with that, but I don't know, how much new information you'd get issue to issue.

Picked up a few survivalist magazines, or maybe "off grid survival" (can't remember the name) that seemed to come out quarterly that weren't too bad. They were pretty thick.

Find myself reading more online, and more "collect" magazines than actually read them, now.

Used to pick up "Rifleshooter", or "American Rifleman" fairly regular. But after awhile, you end spending a lot on magazines to hear the same things over again.

Don't have much use for the tactical type mags. Not much real information, and I don't care to hear about a crappy group run from an oil barrel as a rest, and hear it called "fine combat accuracy".
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Remember it puts you down as a person who is ready.

The mail carrier will know.
If it doesn't get delivered properly, the neighbors will know.
The government will know.

If you are OK with all of that have fun.
Being prepared for disasters is not a big flag. Neither is visiting government preparedness websites such as Ready.gov or FEMA.

But you can bet the government already "knows" everyone on forums like this one.
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I'm not such a fan of Mother Earth News any more. They used to have lots of interesting do it yourself projects from scrap.

Their articles used to be something like: "by collecting old windows you can build this green house" and it had a picture of a pretty nice nearly free green house. Now their articles tend to be more like this:"by spending $3000 you can buy this greenhouse kit" and there is a picture of a small but nice greenhouse with all the bells and whistles and electronic controls.

I personally liked it better when it showed how to boot strap things rather just what fun things you can spend your money on.

They used to have an option where you could buy 10 years worth of their magazines bound in a single volume for around $75 then switched it to a download and now I can't find it at all. Although if they do still offer it I would suggest reading their early volumes rather than what they have produced in the last 20 years or so.
I, too, lamented Mother Earth's changes over the years. I missed the homespun air it had when they decided to cater to the yuppie suburbanites, then to the California mindset. Ugh.

But I would still occasionally thumb through my library's copies, smdh and tsk-tsking the whole time like an irritated old lady.

Then gradually, it seemed that corporate was finally listening to complaints and watching their customer base shrinking as a result of their turncoat stance.

Lately, Mother Earth News has been worth bringing home from the library. Content is improving! A lot.
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Old 10-16-2019, 02:55 AM
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Which Survivalist/Prepper magazine should I subscribe to?

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I take the “backwoodsman” also. I find it a pretty good read. I just got the Nov/Dec. magazine, in the mail today.
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:04 PM
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I, too, lamented Mother Earth's changes over the years. I missed the homespun air it had when they decided to cater to the yuppie suburbanites, then to the California mindset. Ugh.

But I would still occasionally thumb through my library's copies, smdh and tsk-tsking the whole time like an irritated old lady.

Then gradually, it seemed that corporate was finally listening to complaints and watching their customer base shrinking as a result of their turncoat stance.

Lately, Mother Earth News has been worth bringing home from the library. Content is improving! A lot.
I may have to check them out again and give them another chance. Some time around 2000 I was given 2 or 3 years worth of them from the late 70's that were amazing so I subscribed to it, and was disappointed, then I subscribed again around 2010 and was still disappointed.
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Why sub to a magazine? Everything you'd want to know is available free online.
Nothing beats an actual book or magazine when the power grid goes down.
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Talking books have gone to the neighbor's houses. They brought them back but of course realized we had a blind person living here. That is something I would rather they not know but it is too late.

Particularly annoying when the paratransit van picks him up in the wheelchair in front of everyone. Upsetting when one neighbor asked if my husband was in pain, I said yes (didn't see where this was going) and he asked what he took for pain. I lied and said most of the time Tylenol did a pretty good job. I do not want to be seen as the pharmacy when things go down.

I don't want anyone to think I have more than my next meal at the house. So I would never get anything prep/survival related delivered to the house.
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Why sub to a magazine? Everything you'd want to know is available free online.
^Good advice, I get one magazine (NRA) now but haven't bought a magazine since the web.

Reasons for hard copy of a magazine:

Power failure and Computer battery goes dead.

Looks better on the coffee table than the Computer.

Can always use the pages to start a fire in the fireplace.

Kinda hard to hold the laptop while visiting the library (Bathroom) for that evening reading session.

OP: You might want to check out Backwoodsman, American Survival Guide, Mother Earth, The New Pioneer, buy one and see if it fits your interest.
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Not much has changed in Playboy either.
Playboy was great when Heffner ran it, it went downhill after that.
I still enjoy the old issues occasionally. The newer ones don't
compare though I haven't looked at them in the last 3 years.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:26 PM
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They had some porno mag in Braille from the state library, I forget which.

But most of the talking books they have these days will set the player on fire with the sex scenes.

I tend to run paranoid so I might just buy hard copies at the store.
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Backwoods Home Magazine.https://www.backwoodshome.com/

Been in circulation for many years and is a treasure trove of how-to-do-it articles on just about anything you can think of. Mostly written from a libertarian perspective.
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Bound volumns of BWH magazines are available, too. I love that magazine. Learned a lot from M. Ayoob's articles alone. Countryside mag went by the wayside, has changed ownership and editors a bunch.
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Probably not for you, since there are very few if any articles on guns but I am going to mention it for the women who read this thread. GRIT. I grew up a prepper and every house in my family subscribed. I STILL use patterns purchased from the back cover to this very day. And it's one of my most frequent stops on FB.
https://www.grit.com/store/offer/EGR...AaAmevEALw_wcB
Jojo... wasn't GRIT one of those magazines you would see advertised in the back (classifieds) on mags such as Popular Mechanic, Pop Sci, etc? Same one, or a different "Grit"?
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Kalifornia Guy, do you have links to sites that you would be willing to share?


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^Good advice, I get one magazine (NRA) now but haven't bought a magazine since the web.

Reasons for hard copy of a magazine:

Power failure and Computer battery goes dead.

Looks better on the coffee table than the Computer.

Can always use the pages to start a fire in the fireplace.

Kinda hard to hold the laptop while visiting the library (Bathroom) for that evening reading session.

OP: You might want to check out Backwoodsman, American Survival Guide, Mother Earth, The New Pioneer, buy one and see if it fits your interest.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:32 AM
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Bound volumns of BWH magazines are available, too. I love that magazine. Learned a lot from M. Ayoob's articles alone. Countryside mag went by the wayside, has changed ownership and editors a bunch.
We get backwoods as well. It's the only one that's balanced and fair. Nobody saying you need this 5k optic
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I subscribe to Backwoods Home on Kindle. They also produce Self-Reliance.
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Kalifornia Guy, do you have links to sites that you would be willing to share?
Take a look at these sites.
https://offgridworld.com/off-grid-li...rid-resources/

https://homestead-and-survival.com/2...-off-the-grid/

https://thepreppingguide.com/

Have you been to Smith and Edwards in Ogden, awesome place ? If not it may be worth a trip, lots of books/magazines to sort through. Their are a ton of sites on any subject, I enjoy Survivalist board because of the helpful info and knowledgeable people.
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