Building and tools
26 Build a poured slab foundation for your new home By David Lee
Here's some practical advice on preparing and pouring a foundation.
45 Solar-powered refrigerators By By Jeffrey R. Yago, PE, CEM
Jeff does a comprehensive comparison of brands and models
8 Starting over: Part 12 By Jackie Clay
With Jackie's philosophy of pay-as-you-go, the second half of the roof gets started. The garden gets attacked, canning season begins, and the yard gets a facelift
18 Killer Blizzardsunderstanding them could save your life By John Silveira
Everything you ever wanted to know about blizzards, including the most devastating and destructive
72 Battling skunks with mothballs & pepper spray By Tom Kovach
80 Water development for the homestead: Ponds, cisterns, and tanks By Roy Martin
Gain a wealth of knowledge about developing your backwoods water supply from one who's been there.
35 The healthy kitchen: Good spoons, good knives, good food By Richard Blunt
A heart-healthy diet does not have to be drab and boring. Being more open to experimenting with unfamiliar foods can help us get on the road to good health.
52 Healthy holiday munchies By Linda Gabris
Holiday foods do not have to be filled with fat and cholesterol. Enjoy some of these healthy snacks this holiday season.
56 Tofuan all-purpose wonderfully nutritious food By Habeeb Salloum
Think tofu is tasteless? Habeeb shows us several delicious ways to prepare this much-maligned healthy food.
60 Healthy homemade tofu By Linda Gabris
Linda gives instructions on making your own protein-rich versatile food that is tasty and good for you.
71 Modify your oven to bake great bread By Emily Buehler