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IN THE NOV/DEC 2019 ISSUE:

  • Turning Paintbrushes Into Fishing Lures
  • The Last Resort Self Defense Weapon
  • Making The Classic Hardwood Walking Staff
  • Home-Made Black Gunpowder: The Secrets And Recipes
  • The Wild Cherry: A Widespread And Tasty Summer Fruit Found Nation-Wade
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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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September/October 2019 Featured Article

Potter County
Tiny House

by Lloyd Beere


I believe it is completely sane to spend any amount of time "off the grid" disconnected from the sometimes insane chaos of this digital age. Your mind clears out of unnecessary thoughts and retains more positive vvalues. I have heard depression and mental disorders can stem from overstressed minds. When off-grid, stress rarely finds you. You come into this sort of Zen state that remains whole in your soul and in the true Zen form of "haul water - chop wood", you establish the delicate routine of an uncomplicated existence. I was fortunate to be raised on the fresh air of Potter County. I spent many weekends and weeks, starting as a toddler, on vacation, or hunting and trapping as a teenager and young adult. Then, in my early 20's I was luckier yet to obtain a small chunk of cheap land from a family member in a divorce settlement.

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