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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.


Departments

Cover 39

Note from the publisher

Letters

Editorial:
   The age of misinformation

Columns:

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?

Recipes:
   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


Contents

Building

  • 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

Farm/Garden

Self Sufficiency

  • White sage — the quintessential chaparral herb

Homeschooling

Independent energy

  • Plan your energy-independent home before you begin construction


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