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Note from the publisher


“Just Once in a Lifetime, Group of 100”

Just for kids:
Logic puzzles

Holiday goodies for people with allergies

Original poems:
John Earl Silveira
Larry Cuthbert

Magazine/Book Reviews
How to Buy Land Cheap
Forget the Gas Pumps — Make Your Own Fuel
Great Hideouts of the West
The Family Cow
Home Chiropractic video
Countryside and Small Stock Journal
Insight on the News

Product review:




  • Make your own rooter rotor
  • Log building school in woods offers hands-on training
  • A house-heating solar greenhouse


  • Bicentennial of the “Bill of Rights” — would we pay the price again?

Alternative energy

  • The sunless, windless, waterless alternative energy system
  • Solar cells power historic ranches off California Coast

Country living/Crafts

  • The .22 — another useful firearm for country living
  • Instant scarflace

Self sufficiency/Money

  • A good plan to help you achieve financial independence
  • Let common sense, your taste buds guide you to storing food at home
  • Physician Assistant — a country career with opportunities galore
  • Getting started in the firewood business
  • Sources of firewood
  • Feed seven on under $300 a month


  • How to raise rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits rabbits
  • Self-seeding herbs add random fragrance, beauty to your vegetable garden
  • For battling ants or growing earthworms, try coffee grounds
  • Salt blueberries to preserve them
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about chickens (Part II)


  • Stopping the diet-go-round
  • Holiday goodies for people with allergies