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Issue #12

November/December, 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 12

Note from the publisher


   "Just Once in a Lifetime, Group of 100"

Just for kids:
   Logic puzzles

   Holiday goodies for people with allergies

Original poems:
   John Earl Silveira
   Larry Cuthbert

Magazine/Book Reviews
   How to Buy Land Cheap
   Forget the Gas Pumps — Make Your Own Fuel
   Great Hideouts of the West
   The Family Cow
   Home Chiropractic video
   Countryside and Small Stock Journal
   Insight on the News

Product review:



  • Make your own rooter rotor
  • Log building school in woods offers hands-on training
  • A house-heating solar greenhouse


  • Bicentennial of the "Bill of Rights" — would we pay the price again?

Alternative energy

  • The sunless, windless, waterless alternative energy system
  • Solar cells power historic ranches off California Coast

Country living/Crafts

  • The .22 — another useful firearm for country living
  • Instant scarflace

Self sufficiency/Money

  • A good plan to help you achieve financial independence
  • Let common sense, your taste buds guide you to storing food at home
  • Physician Assistant — a country career with opportunities galore
  • Getting started in the firewood business
  • Sources of firewood
  • Feed seven on under $300 a month


  • How to raise rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits
  • Self-seeding herbs add random fragrance, beauty to your vegetable garden
  • For battling ants or growing earthworms, try coffee grounds
  • Salt blueberries to preserve them
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about chickens (Part II)


  • Stopping the diet-go-round
  • Holiday goodies for people with allergies

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