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Issue #4

May/June, 1990

This issue is Sold Out.
Most articles are included in our print anthology
Best of the First Two Years of Backwoods Home Magazine
Click on General Store to the left.
Click on items listed in red to read them.


Cover 4

Building a home

  • Building a roof can be a big challenge
  • Building freedom at Shelter Institute in Maine
  • Making a sunny home in the California wilderness
  • In pursuit of independence

Alternate Energy

  • A solar-powered house makes sense, both for you and the environment
  • Jack Stewart knows solar
  • Here is one way to use the sun to heat your water
  • How to wire your home for solar electricity
  • Water pump blues? Consider the trusty ram pump


  • Global warming: the causes an solutions
  • The bout with drought...two ecologically responsible alternatives!
  • Some healthy advice about canning and botulism
  • Some poisonous advice about scorpions, snakes and spiders
  • The Spotted Owl and the great Orego timber war


  • Tips on controlling your garden pests naturally
  • The Invisible Gardener
  • Just for kids — Plant a spring garden
  • Oklahomans help pave the way for small-scale catfish farmers

Country living/Crafts/Cooking

  • A tale from Mother Goose, II
  • Design some nifty tee shirts with tie-dying
  • How to can peaches and tomatoes
  • Backwoods Home Recipes
  • Grandma, Grandpa and the exploding outhouse
  • Pro and anti-gunners square off with songs

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