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Welcome to Backwoods Mercantile
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.
The March/April 2023 Backwoodsman Magazine issue is now available

About Backwoodsman

Purchase the March/April 2023 issue of the Backwoodsman Magazine available today>

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!


We are only selling the Best of Volume # 5 at this time. Currently, we do not have any information on when the other best of volumes will become available again for purchase. We will provide an update as soon as we receive some news to share. 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: more >

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