Building and tools
8 Split shake siding the modern way By David Lee
David Lee explains how he makes unique shake siding which can make a home more beautiful. It also offers the entrepreneurial minded a business opportunity.
26 Make your own bee equipment By Charles A. Sanders
52 A portable mini-cabin By Marvin B. Harper
Marvin Harper lives in Savannah, Georgia, seven hours from the land he bought to retire to in Tennessee. Constant trips to construct a cabin on the site would be, in the very least, inconvenient. So he did the next best thing: he built the cabin in Savannah, disassembled it, and trucked it in pieces to Tennessee
Food and recipes
31 Hungry enough to eat a horse? By Don Chance
56 Wonderful wilderness wines By Linda Gabris
59 Jams and jellies from Mother Nature's wilderness picks By Linda Gabris
47 Solar Power 101: Batteries part 2 By Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM
In this second part of his discussion on batteries, Jeff Yago explains how to select and set up a battery system for your energy system.
77 Fried chicken for breakfast By Danny Fulks
18 Beekeeping basics By Charles A. Sanders
The honey that an average colony will produce in a year is usually enough for a family to use with enough left over to sell some, as well, and selling or bartering your surplus can be a welcome shot in the arm to the homestead economy.
34 Controlling groundhogs By Tom R. Kovach
43 Plantain By Rick Brannan
63 Nursing a perfect backwoods career By John McLane
A career in nursing can provide a stable, livable income for both men and women when living in the backwoods.
Small Town America
35 Ashland, Oregon By Dorothy Ainsworth