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We’re your location for products such as: survival equipment, survival kits, gear, water purification, dvds, books, how-to books, on a wide variety of topics including gardening, camping, travel, sustainable living information, etc... Shop online and we’ll ship it to you right away.

We're from the same family that continues to bring you Backwoodsman Magazine, founded in 1979, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to the preservation of Old Frontier living, primitive living skills, tool and weapons lore, and wilderness survival. Each issue is packed with information, projects and adventures associated with this unique period of North American history. You can subscribe to the Backwoodsman here. It is also located in many newsstands, and stores found throughout the world.

We've created this online market with newly invented survival products along with some of your old favorites. Click on Shop Backwoods and then choose a category...and another!
Nov/Dec 2017

BackWoodsman Magazine

Buy the November/December 2017 edition of the Backwoodsman Magazine more>
Specials/Best Of Backwoodsman Collection


Best of Backwoodsman Collection

Buy all 4 volumes for a special discount price of $50 plus $6.00 S&H.
For Canada and all other Foreign customers $50 plus $15.00 S&H.
Best of Backwoodsman Volumes 1&2 (combined), 3, 4, & 5 can be purchased individually under our "Backwoodsman Best Of Series" category. more>
The Pocket Guide To Prepper Knots: A Practical Resource To Knots That Can Help You Survive by Patty


Knowing the ropes when a catastrophic situation strikes can be the key to survival, and in The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots, Patty Hahne demonstrates the most important multi-purpose knots preppers should be prepared to know. Illustrated with step-by-step instructions for tying them and the knots being used in various situations, the book covers such topic as:
• The uses for various types of ropes as well as their advantages and disadvantages
• How putting a knot in a rope affects its overall strength
• Why being proficient in a few multi-purpose knots is more beneficial than being vaguely familiar with a large number of knots
• And much more

The Pocket Guide to Prepper Knots is a valuable addition to any prepper’s book collection. Its compact design makes it easy to carry in a purse or pocket, stored in the car, or slipped into a bug-out bag. more>


I work in television development with a couple of different production companies that are looking for outdoor-oriented people, families, etc...that have exceptional talent & skills, live interesting lives or has a unique job. There would be of course financial compensation if show is developed and picked up by a network . If you respond, please describe your situation, provide a general location and give a good phone number where you could be reached at. If interested, please email me (Charlie Richie Jr.) at more >

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