With reference to the Backwoodsman, Charlie SR. does a lot of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science reprints. Internet Archive has that stuff available in archive form for download. Since the magazine moved to Bandera, I've been tempted to pay 'em a visit.
Yeah, but guys, the local library recruits me to play Santa Claus each season. It's a vibe, and the kids seem to relax around me. Works in public too, so I use it where I can. We need to convert the leadership of the kiddieCrats if we can. Most of 'em understand there's something wrong with the picture they're seeing.