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Issue #7

January/February, 1991

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 7
  • Note from the Publisher
  • Commentary — Independence

Alternative energy

  • Solar cells on the doorstep of mass production
  • Using a woodstove to heat your hot water
  • Jack Stewart knows solar
  • An electric car as a "second" vehicle
  • Wind generator questions and answers
  • The solar composting toilet


  • Small-scale crayfish farming is a profitable business
  • Canning stews and veggie soup
  • Making your own compost is better than buying fertilizer
  • Goats are great — I kid you not

Country living/Cooking

  • Taxes — a good reason for you to start your own small business
  • Ski fever — an alternative to cabin fever
  • The miracles of peppermint
  • Backwoods Home Recipes
  • Carrot recipe tips
  • Making a double one-seam skirt without a pattern
  • There's a shark in the refirigerator
  • Just for kids - Candle making
  • Just for parents - Homemade teaching toys


  • Remove toxics from your home by switching to "natural" household cleaners
  • Some tips on first aid readiness for remote areas
  • How to deal with hypothermia
  • How to invest your money in the environment and other good things
  • Remembering Wisconsin's Peshtigo Fire — the greatest natural disaster

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