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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!
May/June 2017

BackWoodsman Magazine

Buy the May/June 2017 issue 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 Bushcraft Field Guide To Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking In The Wild by Dave Canterbury


Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times best selling author Dave Canterbury has a new book out titled "The Bushcraft Field Guide To Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking In The Wild". Dave's new book is designed to provide you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you're headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you'll find everything you need to survive-and eat well-out in the wild. more>
Casting For A Show On The DIY Network


I'm casting for a television show that will be on the DIY Network called "Off-The-Grid Builds". The off-the-grid builders should be at the beginning of their build or maybe starting in a couple of months. Financial compensation will be offered for appearing on the show. If interested, please email me (Charlie Richie Jr.) at more >

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