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Issue #34

July/August, 1995

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


Cover 34

Note from the publisher


   The politics of tragedy

Think of it this way

   The unfairness of property taxes

   The Morning Hill Cookbook
   The FIJA Activist

   Make herbal wines
   Enjoy zucchini all year
   Mediterranean food — healthful home cooking at its best
   Luchbox cookies
   Zucchini milk
   How about a delicious thisle salad?

Just for kids:
   Life in the forest

Original poems:
   Annie Duffy
   Meaghan Silveira



  • Need a privy? Here's the right way to build one
  • Build a cool pool for a refreshing price
  • Here's a new idea for a burn barrel

Self Sufficiency

  • Making teas from wild plants and herbs
  • From emergency shower to backpack friend, the garden sprayer is a real versatile tool
  • Here's how Old Italy and I teamed up to make a really neat & useful non-electric pasta machine
  • Buy prescription drugs cheaply and without a prescription
  • Create your own emergency water supply
  • You can turn dumpster-diving into an urban treasure hunt
  • How to make your own dressings and bandages
  • Homemade soap — it's easy to make, high in quality and you can even make a living with it
  • Start a home-based herb business
  • Troubleshoot your own PC

Country living

  • Try our country clichés quiz
  • If it's personality you like, farm animals have a lot


  • Freeze that sweet corn and enjoy it all year long
  • Grow your own bay tree


  • Effective rounds for the backwoods


  • Make a quillow


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