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Cover 15

Note from the publisher


New World Order

International ways with chicken
Pie recipes

Original poems:
Kyle Jarrard
Cathleen Thomas
Hal Meili
John Silveira

Original drawing:
Cindy Meyers


Ron Pruitt

Book Reviews
Gardening by Mail
Small-Scale Pig Farming
Successful Small-Scale Farming
Rodale’s Book of Practical Formulas
Basic Butchering of Livestock

Video reviews:
Installing Doors and Windows

Product reviews:
Sun-Mar composting toilet
Trace inverter



Current events

  • Soviet nuclear weapons — what effect on our rights if terrorists get them


  • Foundations — from pole to slab
  • Make a colonial shoulder yoke
  • Build a shaving horse

Country life

  • Moving “back to the land” and making it work
  • Looking for love in rural places
  • Here’s a new way to remove a fish hook

Alternative energy

  • Marrying solar thermal and photovoltaics to create a hot water system
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Fair features solar house, electrics, dealers

Self sufficiency/Money/Guns

  • Walking that last mile with a loved one — a guide to caring for your dead
  • Four 1992 Preparedness Expos scheduled for 1992
  • Understanding ammunition will make your working guns more useful
  • Amateur radio — a sensible communication alternative for the self-reliant
  • New rules for ham radio license
  • Miles per gallon vs. miles per hour — things to consider when buying a car
  • Tips to make your car go 150,000 miles
  • Work at home as a paramedical examiner


  • Using your stockman’s eye to care for your livestock
  • Finding, growing and eating Asian mustards


  • Backwoods Home Magazine laboratory water test offer
  • The wolves of Mission: Wolf
  • National Health Care — will it work in the U.S.?