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Issue #41

September/October, 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 41

Note from the publisher


   The "Leave Us Alone" coalition


What if there's no doctor?
   Surviving a heart attack in the backwoods

Where I live:
   Walking and riding in the woods

Ayoob on Firearms:
   The backwoods hunter

Homesteading on the electronic frontier:
   Harvesting information from the Internet

   Make delicious meals all winter with stored vegetables and spices
   Venison deserves gourmet treatment
   Southern cooking that doesn't just whisle Dixie

Book Reviews:
   How to FInd Your Ideal Country Home
   Build Your Ark!
   In a Dark Wood
   River of Life, Channel of Death
   Guide to Wild Foods

Original Poems:
   John Earl Silveira
   Diane M. Calabrese



  • Those leftover fall tomatoes are a delicious bounty that should be put aside for the future
  • It's easy to build your own milking stanchion
  • Here are some tips on how to store apples for a long, long time
  • Careful planning will make harvesting and preserving food a year-long process
  • Make "recycled wine" from leftover fruit pulp
  • Improve your poultry with selective breeding
  • Here are some cucumber pickles to make at home
  • Enrich your soil with cover crops
  • Here are some tasty ways to use those end-of-the-season green tomatoes
  • Make grape juice the easy way
  • Keep fresh greens in your garden — even in the snow — by using row cover
  • Cracking black walnuts can be "almost fun"
  • Keep onions fresh...with panty hose
  • Traditional ways of keeping your corn crop and seed corn are still very effective
  • Use plastic to get a head start on corn in the fall
  • Sheet composting is a work saver
  • Squash seeds are a delicious, nutritious snack
  • Leaf mold is another way to build your soil


  • Solve chinking woes with a morter-sawdust mix

Self Sufficiency

Country living

  • Pressing cider and memories
  • Orphaned kittens need special care
  • A few strings attached


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