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Issue #46

July/August, 1997

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


Cover 46

Note from the publisher


   The militia movement


Ayoob on firearms:
   Mossberg Model 500: the backwoods shotgun

Think of it this way:
   Science and truth — are they related?

   Get the taste of India in your kitchen tonight
   Jerusalem Artichoke: food for man and beast
   Make lemonade without lemons

Book Review:
   101 Things to do 'til the Revolution

Original Poem:
   Ryan Thornsberry


Making a living


  • Yesterday's furniture today — a puncheon bench
  • Heat your household from the outside

Independent energy

  • Cool your home with this simple device while you also meet your hot water needs


  • Here's 5 reasons adults should read kids books


  • Drip irrigation saves a lot of water and weeding
  • Wild garlic — independent and delicious


Self sufficiency

  • Build a "solar powered" clock — it's fun, educational and even useful

Country living

  • For lots of summer fun, make a super squirt gun
  • Build a bat house to control insect pests

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