I've been reading the latest Backwoods Home this morning. This issue, like most of them, is a sort of "nuts and bolts" compendium of "how to" articles. I keep them all, especially now that I get the digital version. A good reference library comes in handy from time to time.
Backwoods Home isn't very trendy and it's definitely got a "published in the garage" feel to it.
Still, over the years I've learned some very useful things from it. They sell collections of the magazine on CD's, and I bought a few of those here and there that dealt with specific subjects I was interested in. I never paid much attention to the articles on growing food, but I am going back over those now, a few at a time.
They have some very well known writers who publish articles here, like Mossad Ayob and Jackie Clay. Kind of long in the tooth now, but the things they know how to do are just as useful as they were ten years ago.
Backwoods Home also puts out a book on emergency preparedness, a how to manual that's updated every few years. I usually buy the new one when it comes out.
I've mentioned the Mother Earth News special editions before. They don't cost a lot, and they're good sources of information on a lot of self sufficiency issues that people who are living the lifestyle have to deal with. They are all available from the publisher last time I checked.
Sunday night I watched the premier of "The Last Man on Earth." It's a new Fox series. It isn't really a post apocalyptic theme, despite the fact that it takes place 2 years after a virus pandemic has wiped out the human race, with two exceptions. The protagonist is in no way, shape or form a survivalist, and watching the things he does makes me cringe. However, if you remember it's a comedy and not a serious show, some of it is funny. It tends to be vulgar, but if you can overlook that it has some interesting moments. I plan on watching it next week and seeing how it develops.