Self Reliance Illustrated #20 (May/June 2014)

Posted on: May 29, 2014

SRI has done it once again!  With many prepper/survival magazines, there may be 15 or so articles total but only a handful that are truly of interest to any one person.  However, SRI consistently puts out issues that I’m compelled to read cover to cover.

Here are some of the highlights from issue #20.

The Benefits of Salves and Tinctures by Tammy Trayer is an excellent primer on the subject of using homemade homeopathic remedies.  What I really liked was her breakdown of the different terms, such as the differences between infusions and tinctures.  This is great information for someone just starting out with this sort of stuff.

Hobo Fishing Kit by Timothy Langston is a really cool little DIY project that would be an excellent addition to the bug out bag.  I think this one is far more useful than most of those fishing kit tins you see everywhere.

Homemade Fishing Lures by Brendan Herbert is another great DIY article.  Brendan, at the ripe old age of 13(!), shows us some great ways to make our own lures, rather than buying them in the store.

Homesteading and Survival with a Special Needs Child by Tammy Trayer covers a topic that has been little discussed in survival literature to date.

Compass Details by Brian Andrews is a very detailed discussion of the different components of a good compass and how they work together.  This is particularly useful information for those who are still learning basic navigation.

There are a ton of different survival/prepper/homesteading magazines out there today.  From the new version of American Survival Guide to venerable stalwarts like Backwoods Home.  For my money, Self Reliance Illustrated deserves to be at the top of your list of publications to consider buying faithfully.

2 thoughts on “Self Reliance Illustrated #20 (May/June 2014)

  1. Here’s another tuhghot. If you have stores of canned goods and eat from them, you cannot be throwing the empty cans away where others can find them, lest they know you have food. Also, you cannot be cooking aromatic food (many are storing canned bacon, for instance) and not have people smell it. If you live in the middle of nowhere, it’s not as big an issue, but if you live in the city you’re going to have to sit on your own trash for a while or risk your neighbors knowing you have cans of food, and lots of it!VA:F [1.9.21_1169](from 0 votes)

  2. Thank you Jim for the great review of my articles. It is much appreciated and I am so glad to see more people noticing this amazing magazine. I am honored and awed to be a part of it.
    Blessings to you and yours and keep doin’ what your doin’!

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