In the March/April 2014 Issue...

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  • Squirrel Hunting The Frontier Way
  • Homemade Fish Emulsion Fertilizer
  • The Venerable Old Hacking Knife
  • A Truly Unique Propellant
  • The Patterson Revolver
  • The Paw-Paw Tree
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Charlie's Q & A session- An Interview with Charlie Richie Sr Founder of the Backwoodsman on Cody Lundin's blog!

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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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  • Indian lore...
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    The subject of emergency survival is a very broad topic, so for this article I'm going to confine the topic to just one small area: Sheltering in place during an emergency in cold weather. Many survival books and manuals discuss wilderness survival in detail, but completely skip sheltering in place as an option to use for most of us. Sheltering in place or SIP as emergency management planners refer to it, simply means staying put in available and reasonable shelter during emergency type conditions such as major power outages, blizzards, wind, or ice storms during cold weather. A reasonable shelter may be anything that provides you some protection from external elements resulting from conditions such as those. It makes more sense and is the wiser choice sometimes, sheltering in place rather than risk venturing out and be stuck out in a snow bank by the side of a highway, hurt in an accident, or totally out in the open without any shelter at all.
    Like most emergencies, things will go much easier if a plan is prepared before an emergency takes place. This is simple to do and can even be free, or at least relatively inexpensive. Obviously, installing an emergency generator to provide back-up power or installing a wood stove in your apartment may or may not be a reasonable part of your pre-emergency plan. Focus on simple preparations because simple preparations are better than no preparation at all.

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    • Volume I/II  years 1980-1985
          Articles includes: Old Time Woodslore & Survival, Homesteading Ideas, Frontier Cutlery and more..
    • Volume III  years 1985-1990
          Articles includes: Primitive Technology, Guns & More, Backwoods Recipes and more..
    • Volume IV  years 1990-1997
          Articles includes: Sylvan Hart-Buckskin Bill, Ron's Primitive Projects, All About Guns and more..
    • Volume V  years 1997-2000
          Articles includes: Solar Food Drying, Self-Reliance, Native American Bows and more..
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