In the March/April 2015 Issue...

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On the cover.. “Northern Solitude” A painting by
Jim Hansel. The setting is a campsite on Bootleg
Lake located in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
in Northeastern Minnesota.
  • Frontier Vigilance With Steve Watts
  • Silver...Not Just Bullets and Coins
  • Making Elderberry Schnapps
  • Wild Foods of the Beach
  • The Modern Hideout Revolver
  • How to Build a Healthy Immune System
  • 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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  • How to build shelter, canoes, firearms and bow-and-arrows
  • How to fabricate clothing, create tools and other gear necessary for life on the frontier
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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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