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Issue #5

July/August, 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 5


  • Editorials - Flag burning, Sobriety checks
Building a home

  • The James T. Hiteman Old Tool Revitalizing Process
  • Build your own ferro-cement water storage tank
  • Recycled materials add flavor to an Oregon home

Alternate energy

  • The Hot Line Solar Collector returns
  • Jack Stewart know solar
  • Wind generator Questions and Answers
  • Use SolaRoll to heat your swimming pool
  • The case for a generator-based electrical system
  • Weaning yourself from a generator


  • Identifying and dealing with poison oak and ivy
  • A botulism update for babies
  • How cities affect the weather
  • The summer it snowed

Country living/Crafts/Cooking

  • Kilroy was here
  • Canning blueberries
  • Backwoods Home Recipes
  • The "New" Vegetarian cooking
  • Just for Kids — granola and the moon
  • Shanghai — a short story

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