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Issue #20

March/April, 1993

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


Departments

Cover 20

Note from the publisher

Letters

Editorial:
   The new power of the mass media is eroding the freedom of the press

Recipes:
   Smoked turkey, smoked brisket
   Soups and stew for late winter

Original poems:
   Richard Lee Rose
   John Silveira
   June Knight

Book Reviews
   How to find and buy your business in the country
   Secrets of plant propagation
   Hand-taming wild birds
   Grub!

Video reviews:
   SAS Survival Techniques

Person Profile:
   Kurt Saxon's lessons in survival

Profile:
   Sunelco — dealers in the sun

Just for kids:
   Help for nature's nursery


Contents

Building

  • Land regulations are making it harder to move to the country

Country life

  • Barn cleaning
  • In praise of the rural post office
  • Recycle those old clothes into a braided rug
  • Farm ethics

Alternative energy

  • Using a "producer gas" generator to create electricity
  • The sensible, integrated photovoltaic energy system

Self sufficiency/Money/Jobs

  • What you should know about gold
  • A chronology of gold in American history
  • Making a living as a writer
  • Using photos to sell your writing
  • Making and selling tire gardens

Guns

  • Cleaning and maintaining your firearms

Farm/Garden

  • High beds and high production...with less work
  • Using hybrids and creating your own varieties
  • Roll your own biofertilizer
  • Hotbeds — an old but still sound method to help you get a jump on the growing season
  • Friendly alternatives for insect and pest control

Americana/Society

  • Hamfests — overlooked goldmines for hobbyists an collectors
  • Alternative education — learning in the real world
  • A homeschool assignment


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