I recommend Backwoods Survival Guide, edited by @SurvivalWeekly

I grew up in the country, on the corner of my grandparents’ 60 acre horse farm. I prowled the nearby woods and creek beds as soon as I could walk. Truth is, I feel most at peace, more myself, when I’m in those environs, the woodlands of my youth.

I’ve had a lifelong obsession with bushcraft and backwoods survival, considering it an extension of my spirituality. When my good friend, Jim Cobb, invited me to review the latest issue of his Backwoods Survival Guide magazine, I jumped at the chance.

I do not read these sorts of magazines regularly, but I’m no stranger to them either. What I found in BSG was a breath of fresh air. Insightful and diverse in subject matter. There is something for everyone here, with subjects covering Outdoors, Homesteading, Do-It-Yourself Projects, and Equipment.

That’s a genius setup, with all aspects of survivalist interests covered. This is definitely a magazine I’ll be tracking down the back issues of and be following from now on. I was surprised that, even though I’ve been at this for well more than forty years, there were several moments when I picked up something new.

My favorite section was the DIY Projects, chiefly because I’ve been hungry to take up smithing and I found the article there on Disaster Blacksmithing very informative. I’ll definitely be setting a makeshift forge come spring and utilizing a lot of what I learned here.

The article that most caught my eye though was Mushroom Madness. My interest in mycology does not come anywhere near the levels of my old friend Dr. Mushroom (Dr. Trent Austin), so I was quite taken by Alice Jones Webb’s insights as she examined the practicality of something I’ve been hungry to explore for years.

As I said, in the past I would pick up random survival magazines to read at the airport or doctor’s office, more as time fillers as anything else. Jim Cobb’s shown me that there’s a magazine out there for more than the casual reader. He’s put something really special together here.

Highly recommended, for sure. I’ll be subscribing. I think you should too.

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