Backwoods Mercantile

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Backwoods Mercantile
P.O. Box 31818
Santa Fe, NM 87594
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Emergency Radio  New!

  • FR 160 Microlink -Self Powered AM/FM/NOAA (all 7 channels)Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger. Built-in 3 white LED light source, Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery. Earphone jack. Comes in an 8.5 oz package. Size is 4.96" x 2.36" x 1.81".


Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $5.00                                     

Survival Kit  New!

  • Includes rain poncho, emergency survival blanket, nylon cord, compass with watertight storage area, containing matches and fishing kit, whistle, fire starter, ring wire saw, multi-function Swiss army style knife, magnifying glass and LED crank flashlight. All items come neatly packaged in camo nylon zippered bag, measuring 6-1/2"x6"x3".


Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $5.00                                 (Canadian/foreign add $6.00)

Crank Light  New!

  • size 4-1/2"x2", three LEDs offer low, high and strobe modes with push button operation. High impact plastic body. Folding crank handle. Lanyard. Essential tool for your survival.


Shipping/Handling - Included in price ($3.00)

Hammer Tool  New!

  • size 6-1/4" closed. Features stainless hammer head, ratchet, standard edge knife blade, serrated edge knife blade with screwdriver tip, file, saw blade and pliers. Comes with tool kit which includes standard and Phillips screwdrivers plus seven sockets. Laminated rich grain wood handles. Black nylon belt sheath holds tool and tool kit.

Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $4.00                                 (Canadian/foreign add $6.00)

SL3 Survival Fire Tool

  • Liner style lock, 3" 50/50 serrated blade, 4" closed. Just 2.7 oz. Comes with a compartment containing a genuine Firesteel from "Light My Fire". The perfect companion for the Pocket Cooker.


Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $3.00                                 (Canadian/foreign add $6.00)

The Pocket Cooker   bestseller!

  • The Pocket Cooker weighs 21 ounces, which includes the carrying case with a belt loop. When folded for carrying, it is 4" wide by 6-1/2" long and 1-1/2" deep.

$19.99 - U.S. customers
$26.99 - Canadian/foreign customers

Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $6.00                                Canadian/foreign add $6.00)

Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter

  • This water bottle with filter uses a carbon labyrinth filter to remove pathogens 2 microns or larger including cryptosporidium and large bacteria. The filter also helps reduce chemical and chlorine. Perfect for areas where no more water is available for miles.


Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $3.00                                 (Canadian/foreign add $5.00)

Aquamira Water Bottle Replacement Filter

  • We have replacement filters available for purchase.

Shipping/Handling - Included in price ($3.00)

Frontier Emergency Water Filter System

  • This ultra lightweight filter straw fits in the smallest day pack, waist pack or pocket. A "just-in-case" filter for traveling, hiking and fishing. Removes contaminates down to 2 microns in size, including wide spread pathogens and large bacteria. Perfect for foreign travel.

Shipping/Handling - U.S. customers add $3.00                                 (Canadian/foreign add $5.00)

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Backyard Homestead Preserving  New!

  • edited by Carleen Madigan
    With just 1/4 acre of land you can feed a family of 4 with fresh, organic food year-round.

    368 pages, 7x9


The Beginners guide to Preserving Food at Home  New!

  • Discover the best and quickest methods for preserving every common vegetable and fruit, arranged in a friendly food-by-food format.

    240 pages 7x9


Smoking Gun - The True Story about Gunfighting in the Old West  New!

  • By Jeremy A Agnew
    For more than a century, stories about gun fighters and gun fighting in America's Wild West have captivated the imaginations of millions of people worldwide.


The Ultimate Outdoorsman DVD

  • Navigating and surviving in the wilderness are skills you can't afford to be without. Learn the principles of navigating with a map and compass and then understand how these principles work in the woods, fields and mountains.


Wilderness Survival Handbook

  • by Mike Pewtherer
    Complete and detailed guide covering everything you need to know to survive and thrive in the wilderness.

    288 pages


Rotgut Rustlers - Whiskey, Women, and Wild Times in the Old West

  • 200 pages


Badasses Of the Old West - True Stories of Outlaws On The Edge

  • 240 pages


Living On An Acre - A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life

  • by Christine Woodside
    Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle.

    368 pages


Energy Independence

  • by Christine Woodside
    An introduction and guide to accessible alternative energy sources for the average American.

    208 pages


Living for Tomorrow

  • by Brent Lee
    As any good Boy Scout knows, being prepared can make the difference between comfortable survival and meaningless suffering.

    144 pages


Makeshift Workshop Skills for Survival and Self Reliance

  • by James Ballou
    Expedient ways to make your own tools, do your own repairs and construct useful things out of raw and salvaged materials.

    208 pages


Lighting Grandma's Fire - Mountain Skills and Valley Pastimes

  • by Bill Cunningham
    A favorite of publisher Charlie Richie for old time how-to projects and information.

    149 pages


Jams, Pickles and Preserves - A Modern Guide

  • by Anne V. Nelson
    A fresh and delicious take on pickling and preserving everything from cakes to peaches. This book is the preservation guide for the new millennium.

    176 pages


Let It Rot  New!

  • by Stu Campbell
    Classic guide to making compost and leaf mold and what to do with it once you've made it.

    160 pages 6x9


The Modern Hunter-Gatherer  New!

  • by Tony Nester
    Practical methods and best techniques for beginning and advanced students of wilderness living.


The Mountain Men

  • by George Laycock
    To know how the West was really won, start with the exploits of these unsung buckskin heroes.

    256 pages


Solar Cooking for Home and Camp

  • by Linda Yaffe
    Recipes developed especially for solar cookers.

    128 pages


Participating in Nature - Thomas J. Elpel's Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills

  • 164 pages


Farm Blacksmithing

  • by J.M. Drew
    Published originally at the turn of the century, this complete, no non-sense guide provides invaluable information on the history and craft of blacksmithing.

    99 pages


Living Well on Practically Nothing - Revised and Updated Edition

  • by Edward H. Romney
    This book is for people who need to live on a lot less money. In it are hundreds of tips, secrets and necessary skills for living well on little money.

    200 pages


Native American Crafts and Skills

  • by David Montgomery
    Learn to tan leather to create authentic Native American clothing; discover the basics of Native American cooking; build saddles, travoises, and canoes; make jewelry and more.

    240 pages


Live Off the Land in the City and Country

  • by Ragnar Benson
    A gold mine of native American lore about curing hides, preserving meats and vegetables, foraging and trapping. Also provides plans for building your own A-frame cabin, 3000 sq feet for under $10,000.

    272 pages, photos, illus.


The Complete Guide To Edible Wild Plants, Mushrooms, Fruits and Nuts

  • by Katie Letcher Lyle
    An illustrated field guide to the most common edible wild plants with recipes.

    224 pages


The Complete Book of Tackle Making

  • by C. Boyd Pfeiffer
    The most thorough work ever published on making and caring for fishing tackle.

    560 pages, 800 illus.


Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

  • by D.C. Beard
    This practical classic provides instructions for building all types of temporary and long-term shelters from both natural and man-made materials.

    243 pages