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Issue #6

September/October, 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 6

Building a home

  • "What if" planning makes a house expansion easier

Alternate energy

  • Editorial — "A war that shouldn't be"
  • Using salvaged materials to build a thermosiphon solar hot water system
  • Jack Stewart knows solar
  • Tips that will help if you are returning to wood heat
  • Wind generator Questions and Answers
  • How to keep the China Diesel purring like a kitten
  • Aluminum-air battery gives electrics 750-mile range


  • Today the world runs on oil; yesterday empires rose and fell over salt
  • Pioneer women on the trail west

Country living/Crafts/Cooking

  • How we keep humming along on the homestead
  • A short course in cutting hair
  • Backwoods Home Recipes
  • Autumn delights
  • Drying meat
  • For food production, personality and bug-eating, try chickens
  • Poison hemlock! — Don't get this deadly plant confused with others
  • A hot Kansan yearns for winter
  • Just for Kids — Apples, apples everywhere
  • The Great Composting Toilet Adventure

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