I don't know how many TRT readers were Whole Earth Catalog aficionados "back in the day", but I have just found out it is up online. Tools, hippie-in-mountains stuff, crafts stuff, garden stuff,communications, shelter, land uses ~ neat stuff.
QUOTE In 1968 Stewart Brand launched an innovative publication called The Whole Earth Catalog.It was groundbreaking, enlightening, and spawned a group of later publications.
The collection of that work provided on this site is not complete — and probably never will be — but it is a gift to readers who loved the CATALOG and those who are discovering it for the first time. UNQUOTE