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Issue #54

November/December, 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 54

Note from the publisher


   Do we really need more Democracy?


Ayoob on firearms:
   Home handgun defense: simplicity suffices

Think of it this way:
   Would the United States be better off if it was a Christian nation

Original poems:
    John Silveira

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Making a living/saving money

  • There's money in wild mushrooms — if you know what you're doing


  • Victory Gardens
  • Enjoy cheap, delicious lettuce all through the winter months

Country living

  • Get a jump start on homesteading with a recreation vehicle


  • Canning your meats and vegetables at home — it's not only easy, it's safe and inexpensive
  • Use common herbs to treat the common cold
  • Long-term food storage
  • Build a backwoods cat-boat— it's super-simple, inexpensive
  • Buy your country place from the government
  • WebTV: Economy transportation for the information highway
  • Preserve mushroom harvests


  • Dreaming of a Civil War Christmas dinner
  • Dad's incredible (secret ingredient) holiday ham
  • Can you boil water?
  • Try these tasty solutions to those pesky problem critters around the homestead
  • This year brew your own holiday beer

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