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Archive for October, 2009



Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Hola Claire,

Excellent article. Although I can’t imagine living on Mars or anyother similiar planet, I will cut to the chase.

I have been one of the social outcasts since kindergarden. Did the drug thing in the sixties, lived for three years in a Christian commune, was a prision guard for 18 years etc.

Because I don’t buy into the Christian political right and all that that entails I don’t fit in with my “brothers”. I now know that there is NO political or human solution for mankind. For me, as a Christian, there is only ONE thing, “Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. And love your neighbor as yourself”.

I now live to share this simple message with any who will listen. I plan to go to Colombia with my wonderful Colombian wife and do whatever I can to help the most vulnerable and helpless of all Gods people, children.

We wil leave in a few months and I can’t wait to go. God will open the doors that need to be opened to minister to the poorest of the poor.

There is no hope or solution for mankind. Only falling at the feet of Jesus and living only for Him by serving the widows and orphans who have No One to help them.

Institutional Christianity leaves me empty. I leave it for the reality of caring for those who can’t care for themselves. May you rest in His arms and love Him by loving the unlovely.

Hasta luego,


PS: I’m sixty one and ready to goooooo!!!


Living the Outlaw Life

Friday, October 30th, 2009

[RE: The Importance of Escape -Ed]

Dear Claire,

I wonder what nomenclature you use for the current folks who are entering our country outside our established legal parameters. Probably not “Illegal aliens” which they are, but this modern politically incorrect term does not apply to any Texian colonists.

William B. Travis left South Carolina to avoid a murder indictment. He suspected his wife of infidelity and doubted the child she was carrying was his and killed a man because of it. They were divorced in 1834.

Jim Bowie lawfully entered Texas and became a Mexican citizen for it was worth. He married into a wealthy and established Tejano family in San Antonio.

Davy Crockett arrived during yearly months of the Texas War for Independence.

Texas in 1836 was largely an empty territory without established borders and was claimed, yet not controlled by Mexico, which did not exist as country before 1824. There were large contingents of Native Americans who moved in and out of Texas and held sway over large segments of Texas. The former Spaniards now called Mexicans could do little to stop it.

Do not fall to the disinformation of State historians who denigrate bold men with modern terms they deem inappropriate in today’s fight over illegal immigration.

Bryan Fox
Houston, Texas


Living the outlaw life – The Importance of Escape

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Hello Ms Wolfe

Thanks very much for this article.

I have been saying the same thing for years to anyone who would listen.

That includes several local (Houston, TX) science fiction discussion groups
and local political groups.

I got grudgingly semi-favorable comments, but that’s about all.

You’ve given me a little more ammunition.

I’d like to see some website(s) dedicated to this idea.

Thanks again,

John Westerlage


Living the outlaw life

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Ms. Wolfe:

I work in the SSI program for Social Security. Ten years ago we started our collection of “fugitive felon” information from law enforcement agencies. They send us data (SSN, Name, etc.) of those on the lam. We oblige by matching against our SSI (and Social Security) database to give them the current address of the perp. And we get to remove them from payment.

On the surface I guess it may be a good idea. The cops get the “bad” guy, and we can stop a criminal from getting payments from the (tax supported) government.

At the time, and still, I thought it sad that now for (some of) these people they can’t just disappear and start a new life.




The destruction of the mass print media

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

I am so happy that someone else recognizes the threat that the lying, liberal, elitist, sewage of the mainstream media presents to moral, patriotic, Christian, mainstream America.

The arrogant, condescending, out of touch, elitists have been taught since their first day in ‘journalism’ school that only they have the means to disseminate and interpret the ‘facts’ in a manner that the unwashed masses can understand.

The filth of the media hide behind their First Amendment rights to print and utter their lies, innuendo, and distortion of the facts to suit their agenda, which just happens to be the same as that of their whoremasters/paymasters in the Democratic party.

They have NO use for the individual RIGHT to freedom of speech, just as they have NO use for the other Constitutionally guaranteed RIGHTS of the First amendment.  The sewage of the media MUST be held accountable for each and every word they print, or utter, every punctuation mark, their snide comments and facial expressions that they use when commenting on American patriots, and most of all their use of anonymous sources must be curtailed.

The ‘reporters’ and ‘journalists’ and their anti-American, anti-military, and anti-conservative ‘reporting’ tell us all we need to know where their loyalties lie, and the fact that they are now PAID to unquestioningly spread the agenda of the Communist Party, United States of Socialist AmeriKa, tells me that they must be held accountable for their lies and treason.


Art Horn



Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

I just wanted to say nice website.

I was drawn to come over and look at Backwoods Home Magazine in honor of William Cooper.




Jackie’s new book

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Dear Jackie:

I want to congratulate you for another wonderful book!

Your gardening/canning book is the best I’ve ever read. It is really nice to be able to go in find the vegetable or fruit, and have recipes and growing information at your fingertips! Also, I loved the little tidbits of family information you tucked in here and there.  It made me feel a part of your family!

Thank you so very much for all the help you have passed on to us, your hungry-for-information-and-future country living people.

God bless you and your family, especially your sick Mother.

I hope she gets well soon.

Donna J Miller
Tucson, AZ


Your Preparing for Civil Unrest article

Monday, October 19th, 2009


I just wanted to THANK YOU for your wonderfully concise article about Preparing for Civil Unrest. I posted and sent the link onto my Facebook page and have already received KUDOS about how well your article was written.

I THANK YOU for the thousands of others that will read it and will be able to better prepare for what is coming.

God bless you and keep you safe!

Cindy Lou in Texas


Thank you Claire

Sunday, October 18th, 2009


Just wanted to extend a big thank you, to your dedication, experience, research and writing skills in getting valuable information out to the masses. I really enjoy your information.

Thank you from Arizona.



Magazines in stores

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

We have been looking for the Sept/Oct Issue and we cannot find it in any of our stores. Are the books still being delivered to the Gwinnett / Barrow County area in Georgia?

We would like to subscribe to the magazine but our postal service is terrible. When we get books and magazines they are most always damaged.

If that is the only option we will probably subscribe because we like to read the magazine.


Janet Jeanes
Auburn, GA

We send magazines to subscribers in a plastic sleeve, so they are seldom damaged.

Dave, Publisher, BHM


Repeating mouse trap

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

I normally don’t do this but, in this instance, am willing to make an exception! This repeating mouse trap is simply genius.

My thanks to the author for sharing it!




Kinder Goats article

Sunday, October 4th, 2009


I was simply doing some research about goats, meat and dairy goats when I found your article. THANK YOU! You have an outstanding idea going here and your article is chock full of wonderful information.

I am also very excited to have found your web page as I have recenlty moved out to the “country” (less than a mile away from a grocery store) and I am all about raising my own food on my tiny 1.25 acres!

I can hardly wait to continue browsing your web site.

Thanks again!


Dugan Flynn
Longmont, CO


Preparing for civil unrest article

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

I’m sorta speechless Claire, these are things I have been seeing slowly taking shape over the last few years and I have to agree with you one hundred percent.

Suffice it to say, I intend to survive THAT problem if it arises…I have NO intention of going and looking for trouble, I abhor violence, however, if trouble comes here, to my doorstep, my family and I will survive.  I did NOT spend twenty plus years as a combat instructor in the Marine Corps for nothing.

I hope and pray that we never see it happen, and I mean that with all sincerity, but with the same sincerity, there will be hell to pay if unrest comes out our road.  We live fairly isolated, by mutual choice in East Tennessee, so that helps, and we grow our own food crops and our own meat, and that helps, so I’m HOPING we’re fairly well prepared if the excrement impacts the air flow moving device…

Have a GREAT Day!

John Campbell



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