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Posted on 09/18/2012 2:47:36 PM PDT by djone
"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. "-- Read some of the articles in PDF files at link--
I'm diverse so I'd say Mrs. Adam Cartwright...that likes to fish, hunt, ride and shoot....and would adore Hop Sing to do the cookin'.
I ran away from home when I was 6 to go be a mountain man. Didn’t get any farther than the top of grandpa’s woodshed. Twas ok, though. I still had some things to learn.
They got the whole town out to look for me. I watched it from my perch.
Some not too happy people. I earned my stripes that day....
I haven’t missed an issue in years.
Could be useful to preppers ping?
I purchased an issue of this once a year ago or so. It was quite interesting.
Kewl. Thank you for sharing this info.
I love this kind of stuff, I remember being enthralled by my grampa’s copy of the Foxfire Book when I was little. My husband got me a few anthologies of it just after the election, and I should probably add this magazine to beef up the ol’ knowledge base.
......”I remember being enthralled by my grampas copy of the Foxfire Book”....Me too. I had the whole series of the Foxfire books years ago and learned so much on how the oldtimers did things with what they could gather from the woods.
Backwoods Home magazine is very good too.
I love them but can’t quite decide whether they fill me with inspiration or a sense of overall modern uselessness. LOL
.......”love them but cant quite decide whether they fill me with inspiration or a sense of overall modern uselessness.”......Ha ! so true...by the way don’t tell anybody else but used copies of the Foxfire books are for sale used on Amazon and for cheap.. The best of the series is book number one and they sell it for about $4.00 + $4.00 shipping. I’ve bought used from them no problems, . ‘Can’t beat that with a stick’
....”Backwoods Home magazine is very good too”......Good one- Hugin thank you..... I’m alway ready to read any thing by Massad Ayoob....
I’ve got my Boy Scout Handbook, circa 1965.
......”Ive got my Boy Scout Handbook, circa 1965..... Yes indeed. Sometimes I come across those old handbook at thrift stores and I snap them up. So much valuble information..........
One of my favorite magazines, along with Fur-Fish-Game which dates to the turn of the last century. Unfortunately neither have articles on the sites.
I often buy Fur-Fish-Game. Reading it has made me want to try my hand at trapping someday. I have sme conibears but I don’t know enough to start trapping.
In 1998, I got that big book, “Country Living, the Encyclopedia of Country Living” and that’s enough for me. I’m not going to be in the woods and use tools to clear the forest, and catch animals. Young people could do that (but I still wouldn’t if I were young as I’ve never had a large body and lots of strength). I’m a mental working person, so I’ll give directions while the rest follow them - that’s the ticket.
I had credits for the photos.
“One of my favorite magazines, along with Fur-Fish-Game which dates to the turn of the last century. Unfortunately neither have articles on the sites. “
Yes they do. Mash below.
Archive link also:
Thanks, I’m always short of time and sources for outdoor articles.
Never saw these in Hawaii, but now that we are in Alaska....
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