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Issue #39

May/June, 1996

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


Cover 39

Note from the publisher


   The age of misinformation


Homesteading on the electronic frontier:    There's plenty of information on the Internet about building and doing repairs

Ayoob on firearms:    The Marlin Model 60 — It's the classic backwoods home rifle

Think of it this way:    Just how smart is that computer on your desk?

   Make quick and easy pasta
   Safe, delicious and inexpensive home preserves

Book reviews:
   Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
   The Very Efficient Carpenter
   From Field & Forest: The Guide to Making Wild Jelly
   Starting Over
   The Busy Person's Guide to Preserving Food

Original poems:
   John Earl Silveira



  • Make your own lumber with a chainsaw mill
  • Here's a "helping hand" for your chainsaw mill
  • You have to look beyond the building code to create really pleasing stairs
  • Would you believe...a canvas roof? It's simple, quick, durable and cheap
  • A brick walk with little work and less money
  • Build a three-car garage for $78
  • Lessons I learned while building my log home
  • Concrete domes have some impressive advantages
  • Cob construction isliterallydirt cheap


Self Sufficiency

  • White sage — the quintessential chaparral herb


Independent energy

  • Plan your energy-independent home before you begin construction

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