Building and tools
46 Better wood heating By David Lee
Everything from what you burn to how you burn it will determine how much wood you use in a season and how much heat you'll get. In this article David Lee takes a look at some ways to improve the performance of your heating system.
31 Are you sure you want to live the simple life? By Steven Gregersen
Before moving to the country to enjoy the "simple" life you'd better examine your motives, your resources, and your resolve. Steven Gregersen discusses seven issues that can make or break you when you make the move.
58 Starting over again By Jackie Clay
Jackie Clay has moved from a mountain in Montana to an even more remote spot in the northwoods of Minnesota to start life anew. She tells us how the move was made, the living arrangement she had to start out with, and her plans for the future. This is the first installment in a series of one of our writers and her family building a new life.
67 Peanut butter pest control By Rick Brannan
73 Space heater safety tips By Tom R. Kovach
34 Neighbors By Brent Todd
Food and recipes
53 Turkey the old-fashioned way By Linda Gabris
67 Turkey/rice casserole...for one By Tom R. Kovach
8 Water pumping windmills By Dorothy Ainsworth
The wind is free and Dorothy Ainsworth takes advantage of it. In this article she describes her Oregon water system, from the windmill that pumps it, to the storage tank she built, to the novel water tank flag she installed
35 Solar power 101: Solar arrays By Jeff Yago
In this fourth installment of Jeff Yago's beginner's course in solar electricity he discusses basic array sizing, expected system performance, and solar module types
Remembering the old days
75 Ridge Rhythm By Danny Fulks
Small Town America
40 Live Oak, Florida By Massad Ayoob