Who here reads Backwoodsman Magazine ..


May 7, 2004, 11:26 AM
I got home last night from the range (see hangun section for a Walther P99 report) to find my favorite magazine had arrived, Backwoodsman Magazine (www.backwoodsmanmag.com/). I love the articles on old rifles and handguns, building cabins for yourself and generall all around practical knowledge and history.

This month there is a great article on old .32 caliber revolvers from SW, HR and others ....

I just wanted to hear if anyone else enjoys this no nonsense publication ...I have never heard it mentioned of here on the THR.


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May 7, 2004, 11:48 AM
I've never heard of it before. I'll check it out.


May 7, 2004, 12:17 PM
I've read a couple articles from it at the local library. Lately I have cut back my magazine reading to Rifle, Handloader, and occasionally a woodworking or motorcycle mag. Backwoods struck me as a decent and practical mag. I liked it better than the ones that are mostly glossy pictures.

Greg L
May 7, 2004, 12:46 PM
One of the editors hangs out here occasionally. I haven't seen him around for a while though :( .

Dave Markowitz
May 7, 2004, 01:11 PM
I read it every so often, and the No./Dec. 1998 issue includes an article I wrote on the Colt Dragoon percussion revolvers.

May 7, 2004, 01:29 PM
I've been a subscriber for a few years now, love the magazine. Lots of typos, but that's just a part of BWM's charm. The articles are always on such cool subjects... Guess this means I should be getting a new copy in the mail soon!

May 7, 2004, 02:29 PM
The article for BWM are written by so many different folks, professional writers and amateur scribes that some "typos" are going to be found, but you are right that they do add to the magazines charm.

They now put out the magazine with a color cover, but the newsprint paper is still there, with some color photos. The printing business has made large leaps in costs effectiveness to allow smaller groups publish there materials.

Dave, I think they re-ran that article within the past year or so. Unless it was a new article. I have been thinking of writing an article on Ithaca shotguns for them.


May 7, 2004, 02:51 PM
Actually, I've thought of writing articles for them as well, I've just never gotten around to submitting anything. That's another reason I love BWM; it's the kind of magazine THR types could/do submit articles to. Very accessible and down to earth, normal people writing about things they enjoy.

4v50 Gary
May 7, 2004, 09:15 PM
I've only one copy but I also have the Best of Backwoodsman. It's really a gem of a book if you want to learn how to do things the old ways (hint you survivalists out there).

May 7, 2004, 09:50 PM
I wrote a few articles for Charlie some years back. Enough that he put me on the masthead as an Associate editor for a couple of years. I've been thinking of a couple of ideas that I may write up, but I haven't developed the needed desire yet.

Anyone who likes Backwoodsman Magazine can write something up and submit it for publication. So long as it is within the range of subject that the magazine is devoted to, and is reasonably coherent and instructive the odds are good that Charlie might publish it.

The magazine is supported by writers who donate thier work, gratis, for the privledge of being published. I think the quality of information the magazine provides is remarkable, the presence of some typos or grammatical errors is small potatos IMHO.

Don in Ohio

Shanghai McCoy
May 7, 2004, 10:21 PM
A lot of us blackpowder/buckskinner types read this magazine.Lots of good "low tech how to "stuff in it.Simple=good:)

May 8, 2004, 04:44 AM
I read a copy a year ago and really liked it,I'm gonna see about getting a prescription to it:D

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