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Backswood Home.

I try to stop by their office whenever I am on the Southern Oregon Coast, in Gold Beach. Delightful group of people to talk to, a selection of books and back issues and anthologies are available for sale. It is a nice way to renew my subscription and get the best options.

Highly recommend stopping in if you have the opportunity!
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BWM...The Backwoodsman.
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Yep, I agree with the others- The Backwoodsman Magazine. I have been a subscriber for about twenty years.
No, it's not some slick product that has more ads than editorial, it is the real deal , written by real people not professional writers.
www.backwoodsmanmag.com
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I like survivalist, I have most issues

I have 2 issues of one called Off Grid which isn't bad either
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Just putting in my 2 cents worth for the Backwoodsman magazine as well. I was out visiting relatives and my uncle had one sitting around. Read it. Took it home with me to the other side of the country. Subscribed to it. Wish I had all of their issues!
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I like the original American Survival Guide. The new one is written much like the news is for people with short attention spans. It doesn't go into enough detail and it also seems to be a clearing house for new gadgets.
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I like Backwoods Home. There May/June 2008 Issue #111 got me startes in Prepping. I have purchased all the anthologies. The nineteenth year anthology ends with the first issue. So I have all their issues.
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Just putting in my 2 cents worth for the Backwoodsman magazine as well. I was out visiting relatives and my uncle had one sitting around. Read it. Took it home with me to the other side of the country. Subscribed to it. Wish I had all of their issues!
I've saved all mine going back to 1992 and I frequently get the cardboard box they're stored in down to re-read old issues.
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Backwoods Home and The Backwoodsman. The latter is 6 issues per year and full of backwoods hints tips and projects for doing things the old way.
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From a small farm perspective Back Home is good.

The New Pioneer is good I just subscribed and the issues I have seen so far are great (Nancy Tappan is the editor).

Overland Journal has good info for a BOV.

Backwoodsman is awesome.

Backwoods Home is good too.
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I have been enjoying Backwoodsman for the last 12 years or so !!! I keep every issue and re-read them every so often. I find many useful articles! Well worth the 5 bucks and change ( tax is included in my price quote).
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Just found this in a local Wal Mart, haven't really looked at it yet. $8.99 better be something useful min there.

Probably just potatoes and no meat to any subjects.
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Just found this in a local Wal Mart, haven't really looked at it yet. $8.99 better be something useful min there.
Probably just potatoes and no meat to any subjects.
That's what OP posted about, new Spring ASG.
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Mother Earth News has a pretty informative Tumblr page with links to informative articles.
http://motherearthnewsmag.tumblr.com
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Backwoodsman is the only magazine of that type I bother with anymore.
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Here's one way to tell the difference between a good magazine that you'll want to keep and one full of fluff...

Is the cover nice and shiny, and every square inch advertizing articles on money saving ideas, health tips, or the latest fad? Is it sometimes difficult to read the articles because the ads on the same page keep jumping out at you? After you've read it, do you say something like, "Well, that was interesting, but I don't think I really learned anything new or useful."? Chances are, it's full of fluff.

Is the cover nice, but not overwhelming? It doesn't look like an advertizing billboard? When you flip through the pages, are the articles easy on the eyes? Not necessarily plain, but there's not 10 things on the page trying to get your attention. And after you've read it, do you say something like, "Wow, that's cool! I gotta try that!" or, "Hmm... I didn't know that."? Chances are, you have a pretty good magazine.

And the final way... I generally keep all my magazines (at least for now). But there's some magazines I haven't really touched again. And there's others that I keep browsing through. That tells you whether a magazine was really useful or not.
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I like backwoodsman and have every issue back to #1.
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#1. Backwoodsman!

#2. Survivalist has some decent content.

The "American Survival Guide" is not much more than survivalist porn and a gear catalogue thats over priced and a rippoff.
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#1. Backwoodsman!

#2. Survivalist has some decent content.

The "American Survival Guide" is not much more than survivalist porn and a gear catalogue thats over priced and a rippoff.
I agree completely. The first too are the best choice. The "new" ASG is just not worth the time. Just trying to sell all the new products..
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I swear, some magazines make more money selling advertising space rather than selling their magazine. Quite the scam.
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