I think the primary difference between the two was that Foxfire was about preserving (for posterity) the crafts and skills from a disappearing way of life. The Whole Earth Catalog more practical, and featured both old and new tools and techniques, interwoven with counterculture philosophy. It was meant to be put to use; as a reference and an instruction book, meant for contemporary (1970's) self-sufficiency. It was powerful catalyst for this small town kid.Jack, that book totally rings a bell from the dim depths of my childhood... I seem to associate it with the Foxfire book collections.