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Issue #15

May/June, 1992

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
Backwoods Home Magazine — The Third Year
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 15

Note from the publisher


   New World Order

   International ways with chicken
   Pie recipes

Original poems:
   Kyle Jarrard
   Cathleen Thomas
   Hal Meili
   John Silveira

Original drawing:
   Cindy Meyers


   Ron Pruitt

Book Reviews
   Gardening by Mail
   Small-Scale Pig Farming
   Successful Small-Scale Farming
   Rodale's Book of Practical Formulas
   Basic Butchering of Livestock

Video reviews:
   Installing Doors and Windows

Product reviews:
   Sun-Mar composting toilet
   Trace inverter


Current events

  • Soviet nuclear weapons — what effect on our rights if terrorists get them


  • Foundations — from pole to slab
  • Make a colonial shoulder yoke
  • Build a shaving horse

Country life

  • Moving "back to the land" and making it work
  • Looking for love in rural places
  • Here's a new way to remove a fish hook

Alternative energy

  • Marrying solar thermal and photovoltaics to create a hot water system
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Fair features solar house, electrics, dealers

Self sufficiency/Money/Guns

  • Walking that last mile with a loved one — a guide to caring for your dead
  • Four 1992 Preparedness Expos scheduled for 1992
  • Understanding ammunition will make your working guns more useful
  • Amateur radio — a sensible communication alternative for the self-reliant
  • New rules for ham radio license
  • Miles per gallon vs. miles per hour — things to consider when buying a car
  • Tips to make your car go 150,000 miles
  • Work at home as a paramedical examiner


  • Using your stockman's eye to care for your livestock
  • Finding, growing and eating Asian mustards


  • Backwoods Home Magazine laboratory water test offer
  • The wolves of Mission: Wolf
  • National Health Care — will it work in the U.S.?

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