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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.


Departments

Cover 54

Note from the publisher

Letters

Editorial:
   Do we really need more Democracy?

Columns:

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

Irreverent joke page

BHM books

Subscription information

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Contents

Building/tools

Making a living/saving money

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

Farm/garden

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

Country living

  • Get a jump start on homesteading with a recreation vehicle

Self-reliance

  • 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

Recipes

  • 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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