In the November/December 2014 Issue...

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On the cover.. “Tracks In The Snow” is a painting
by American Front Artist Steve White (for more
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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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nov/dec 2014 featured article

Survival Kits: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
by Dan Shechtman

It is hard to turn on your television these days without finding a survival show looking back at you. From wilderness survival to extreme preppers getting ready for the apocalypse, these programs abound. The public's appetite for such programming is not limited to television. The internet and how-to books also reflect this national obsession. One of the most popular subjects seems to be that of survival kits or bug-out bags. This interest in survival kits certainly serves a real and practical purpose. With extreme weather events becoming more frequent and with the persistent threat of terrorism, the advice to pack a survival kit not only comes from the survival community but from local governments as well. The survival kit also serves a psychological purpose. It imparts a sense of self-reliance, confidence and freedom as well. We all like to feel that if we lost the trail for a day or two, or if the whole shebang just fell apart and we were truly left on our hook we could make it.

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