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Issue #10

July/August, 1991

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
Best of the First Two Years of Backwoods Home Magazine
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 10

Note from the publisher


   Politically Correct

Just for Kids:
   Daily life of the pioneers
   Kid's Funny Drawing Contest

   Twenty year update: Carla Emery and her old fashioned recipe book


   Backwoods Home Recipes
   Fountain treats from the fifties

Original Poems:
   John Silveira

Magazine/Book reviews
   Weeds: Control Without Poisons
   Slo Lane Journal
   Successful Small-Scale Farming
   Adrift, 76 Days Lost At Sea
   Alternative Energy Sourcebook



  • How one man made the American dream come true
  • Build durable wooden riding toys
  • Instructions for building a toy horse
  • Building for indoor air quality
  • Make lifting easy with a rope and the principles of "mechanics"

Alternative Energy

  • Photovoltaics — Is the big price breakthrough just aroundt he corner?
  • Water systems for homesteads with alternative electrical systems
  • Is methane on your homestead practical?
  • A tour of some alternative energy homes in the Pacific Northwest

Electric Vehicles

  • Converting a gas car to electricity: What to keep, what to scrap

Country living

  • The Ozark Hills — lost mountains of the Midwest
  • Tips on dealing with mosquitoes
  • No more splitting headaches — a beginners guide to splitting firewood

Self sufficiency/Money

  • How to make soap — from fat to finish
  • Make twenty dollars per hour by baling and selling straw
  • The next time you take a vacation, why not mix business with pleasure
  • Achieving total self-sufficiency in five years or less


  • The instant greenhouse
  • Co-planting in the vegetable garden


  • Injured and sick wildlife get a lease on life


  • Easy-to-make window valences

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