In the November/December 2014 Issue...

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  • The Stagecoach and the Coach Gun
  • The Kelly Kettle/Volcano Stove
  • Squirrel Cleaning and Cooking
  • A Simple Neck Knife
  • The Do-It-Yourself Tandoor Oven
  • Sleeping Bag Cooking Techniques
  • Shaka Boola- A Traditional Match Ignited Firearm
  • Survival Kits: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
  • more features >>
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Backwoodsman magazine was started in 1980 and is published bi-monthly. We are dedicated to preserving Old Frontier living, primitive hunting and fishing, tool and weapons lore, and wilderness survival. Each issue includes articles, information and how-to projects associated with this unique period of North American history.

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