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Issue #49

January/February, 1998

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


Cover 49

Note from the publisher


   That's not what we mean


Ayoob on firearms:
   A cop's advice to those home alone

Think of it this way:
   Who were the best...and the worst U.S. Presidents?

Where I live:
   Crabbing, clamming and smelting on the coast

   Forget the dog, the chicken is man's best friend
   Make mead the easy way

Country moments

Irreverent joke page




  • If you could have just one gun in the woods, go for a shotgun



  • Build a flying "helicopter" boomerang
  • Make beautiful jewelry using porcupine quills

Self sufficiency

  • Want great charcoal? Make your own
  • Save money by being your own butcher
  • Chevy small block V8s — cheap and reliable
  • Breastfeeding — a primer

Country living

  • The dangers of civilization
  • Freeze branding horses

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