Selected articles from the current issue
- Build a composter
- Making apple cider with a homemade press
- The gee-whiz! page: Cats
- The MTHFR gene and why it may matter to you
Articles from previous issues
Preparedness refers to the stockpiling of goods, supplies, knowledge, reference literature, and other essentials in order to better weather natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economic uncertainty, and other difficulties.
When they are grown, hens provide a bounty of eggs, given happily and freely, to pay for their tender care.
Not every building needs to be built like the Rock of Gibraltar, but there are times and places when rigidity really counts.
Welcome to the final print issue of Backwoods Home Magazine. In this article, Dave Duffy gives his vision of our digital future, our expanded and revamped website, and the continuation of our big print anthologies.
Fresh milk, cheese, and butter — what could be better? Owning your own cow can be one of the most satisfying of rural experiences… if you’re prepared.
The decision to buy a home is such a complicated operation that some vital facts become obscured during meetings with real estate dealers, lawyers and bankers…
For a novice, there’s no thrill like the tactile kinetic experience of driving a 16-penny nail home in three blows…
Homemade bread goes well with soups and stews, fills your kitchen with a delicious aroma, and lets you control the amount of salt and sugar, while eliminating unwanted additives found in commercial loaves.
I made this soup again just the other day in our magazine office for our staff and this time I added a big can of chopped green chilies.
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Great photos: Candle in the sky
This photo by John Silveira is of the setting sun over the Pacific Ocean off Gold Beach, Oregon.
More articles from previous issues
Truthfully, I think everyone who is able should learn how to can. It is an easy, enjoyable, and frugal thing to do.
The more good people who are in place armed and ready to stop a terrorist attack, the less the toll of death and maiming and tragedy is going to be.
Potable water is an important part of preparedness planning. You can go without food for weeks but when you lack water for as little as two days, your body begins shutting down. Here are the real-life options.
I feel fortunate to have made the transition from city to country life long ago because I feel at home and comfortable in the country.
There’s something very visceral about having your own piece of land, whether it’s a little scrap of green terrace or a vast expanse of fertile bottomland.
It is waterproof for outside applications. It is easily repaired when damaged. It is slip resistant and easy to clean.
Garlic is easy to grow, easy to store, and is not only one of the most commonly used ingredients in cooking around the world, but it has many health benefits as well. Let’s explore the world of garlic.
Pressure canners can be expensive but are well worth the investment for the peace of mind they afford knowing you’re doing it right!