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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!
Sept/Oct 2017

BackWoodsman Magazine

Buy the September/October 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>
Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide To Wilderness Emergency Care by Dave Canterbury and Jason A. Hunt


Out in the woods or on top of a mountain, there's no calling 911. Bushcraft First Aid teaches outdoors people how to be their own first responder. The author's years of experience and training will help hikers and backpackers deal with a variety of emergency situations, from cuts and burns to broken bones and head injuries. Bushcraft First Aid provides the lifesaving information needed to keep safe on the trail. Inside, readers will learn: how to combat dehydration & illness out in the wilderness, what to pack and how to make bandages, dressings, and slings at a moments notice, and how to use plants as medicine to treat various conditions.

Dave Canterbury (Jackson, OH) is the co-owner and supervising instructor at The Pathfinder School, which USA TODAY named one of the Top 12 Survival Schools in the United States. Dave is also the New York Times bestselling author of Bushcraft 101, Advanced Bushcraft, and The Bushcraft Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild.

Jason A. Hunt is the Lead Instructor and Operations Manager at The Pathfinder School. He is the owner of Campcraft Outdoors, a rugged soft goods manufacturer, and is a Firefighter/ WEMT with degrees in recreation, theology and outdoor ministry leadership. 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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