American Frontiersman (Issue #159)

American-Frontiersman-2013-issue-159Welcome Frontiersmen! By F.W. Demara
Here’s a sneak peek at what our premier issue has in store for you.

Natural Woodsman By Jill Easton
With his handcrafted buckskins and bows, Drew Turner nails the primitive bullseye!

Dugout Canoe Build By Jill Easton
With two weeks of sweat equity and a few tools, you’ll be paddling Indian style!

Nutty Tanning Trick By Jill Easton
A no-fuss method for saving ’coon, bobcat and other trapped-critter pelts.

Smoky Mountain Man By J. Wayne Fears
The life and times and amazing and still-useful writings of Horace Kephart.

Timeless Camp Tools By J. Wayne Fears
When the outdoors is your home, look to these classics to keep you prepared.

Trapper For Life By Jim Spencer
Plans from the past keep this modern-day mountain man focused in the present.

Wildest & The Toughest By Jim Spencer
Remembering three who defined roughing it: Hugh Glass, John Coulter, John Johnston.

The Frugal Homesteader By Mike Camp
Scout out, buy, build and grow your little slice of heaven for $25,000 or less!

Trapper Cabin On A Budget By J. Wayne Fears
It’s like a man cave in your basement, but it’s in the great outdoors and fun for all!

Drive A Water Well By Len McDougall
With elbow grease and this simple plan, you’ll have a reliable water supply in no time.

Unorthodox Angling 101 By Will Brantley
Outside-of-the-box skills that’ll come in handy next time your belly gets to growling.

Tin Cooking Comeback By J. Wayne Fears
Make a dual-purpose reflector oven for staying warm and cooking up camp grub.

Cooking With Cattails By F.W. Demara
Learn to enjoy the find-everywhere, use-for-everything frontier gourmet provision.

Red Squirrel For Two By Len McDougall
As long as you have a reliable .22 in the backcountry, you’ll never go hungry.

Bushytail Busting 101 By Jay Langston
Hit the School of Hard Nuts for the keys to bagging your daily limit.

Taking Cover By Sam Forti
Knowing how to build a debris hut could save your life when stuck in the wild.

Critter Field Care By Will Brantley
Devil’s in the details when it comes to finger-licking good rabbits, doves and turkeys.

For the rest of the magazine please refer to our subscriptions page.

Great American Buffalo Hunt By F.W. Demara
A look back at a species that has survived waste and vandalism as national policy.

Customize A Buck 110 By Denis Prisbrey
Design a homestead classic ’64 Buck folder and own a piece of super-sharp history.

Bushcraft An Atlatl By Will Dobkins
Try your hand at making and shooting this easy-to-make dart thrower.

Uncle Bill’s Bear Rug By Donnie Mack
Resourcefulness in fruit-and-bruin country doesn’t get any better than this family fable.

Homemade Bear Lure By Bill Vaznis
Scavenge or barter your way to a stinky, yet highly productive bear attractant.

Big Game Butchering By Will Brantley
Save bucks after taking bucks! Use this simple guide for field care and processing.

Have A Deer Heart By Keith Sutton
Don’t waste it when dressing your buck. Prepped right, it’s as good as tenderloin.

Fine-Tune Your Frontstuffer By Bryce M. Towsley
A no-fuss, no-muss method to sight-in your blackpowder rifle for opening day.

Davy Crockett By Gregory McNamee
A look back at the complex, admirable, King of the Wild Frontier.

Kentucky Rifle Kit By Bill Vaznis
There’s nothing more rewarding than building your very own muzzleloader. Here’s how.

Civil War Replicas By La Vista Bill Bell
Our modern-day frontiersman shoots and reviews some 1800s GI surplus and more.

Trail-Ready .22s By Denis Prisbrey
When ounces matter, this pair of innovative revolvers from Ruger and S&W are tops!

Long Live The Longbow By Wayne van Zwoll
Despite its simplicity, the longbow lives on long after the first arrow left the string.

Fire Starters By Len McDougall
How best to get a fire going when you’re up against a do-or-die situation.

Build A Bench By J. Wayne Fears
You can’t beat the classic Leopold design—or cost—for comfy fireside seating.

Distress Signals By Denis Prisbrey
From low-tech smoke and mirrors to big bangs and PLBs, we’ve got you covered.

Where There’s Smoke… By F.W. Demara
Use this bit of Plains Indians history and how-to the next time you’re in a jam!

On The Move…On Deep Snow By N.E. MacDougald
Don’t slog through, don snowshoes or cross-country skis and sail out of stormy trouble.

Wounded! Now What? By Len McDougall
Accidents happen, but your best defense is a complete field-expedient first-aid kit!

Doomsday Bug-Out Kit By Len McDougall
Crosman’s new Go Bag—with 10-pump .22 carbine—reports for small-game duty.

Mountain Man Medicine By Len McDougall
Lineman’s pliers, a Spyderco and a touch of crazy perform oral surgery in the backwoods.

Gold Panner’s Almanac By Fred Demara
You may get skunked, but on the other pan…you might strike it rich!

The Appleseed Project By John M. Buol Jr.
Forge responsible citizens and strong family values through marksmanship.

Snakebitten! By Len McDougall
Run-ins with rattlers can kill you! Let the author’s lessons help you avoid an early grave.

Washington’s Beer Recipe By Steven Dick
Behind the making of one of Colonial America’s very first light beers.

Modern Man Tools By Linas Cernauskas
New and noteworthy tools that can get you out of a pinch in the backcountry.

  • Tami

    Loved this! Looking forward to the next American Frontiersman.

  • Tami

    Loved this! Looking forward to the next American Frontiersman.

  • SBJ

    Best magazine of all time; it is the sum of manliness! We need more issues though, it’s too good for only once a year, thank you!

  • ironmike

    Tell me it’s not true, this FANTASTIC magazine is only going to be published ONCE A YEAR!!!! I bought it this afternoon, came online to subscribe, (so how do you subscribe?).
    And, this issue has answered so many questions for me, I can’t believe it’s all in one issue!!! I’ve read “Backwoodsman” for years now, and although it’s a good source, it’s not even in the same league as AF. This magazine has to be published at least every other month. There are so many subjects that can be covered to help educate folks on how “granpa and gramma” used to do it.
    Very soon I’ll be buying a large “way out in the woods” piece of property with the intention of living like our pioneer ancestors did, but there are a lot of things I have to learn first, and a magazine like this would be very valuable. PLEASE, PLEASE, continue publishing this thing.

    • fliteking

      I agree it is a great Magazine, as is Backwoodsman. I think Backwoodsman does and excellent job of showcasing the knowledge of individuals and folks with many years of actually “living the lifestyle” and the American Frontiersman strikes me as driven by professional writers in a “Polished” format.

      Both have a spot on my shelf anytime.

  • jerry granger

    I, like ironmike, wanted to subscribe to the magazine. Once a tear simply isn’t going to cut it. In these times survival techniques are always welcomed. Please reconsider.

  • Robert M Flores

    I saw this mag on the rack, bought it, read it, loved it!! How do you subscribe to American Frontiersman, (your new Premier issue was excellent and I dont want to miss any future issues). please advise me! Im a survivalist, and amazed at the facts put into this mag. very good resource, accurate, and would be helpfull to Campers, backwoodsmen, survivalists, re-enactment groups, History buffs, DIY’s, and off the grid knowledge…so good is this mag, you aught to start a club like “Handyman club” did. I would join in a heart beat!

  • Jon

    Needs to be at least a bi monthly magazine. Excellent first issue.

  • JohnDPMP

    Yes. this once a year issue crap is inexcusable. I bought this issue and I am ready for the next. You guys are leaving money on the table in today’s economy/society.

  • Daryl

    A magazine such as this that is so well written NEEDS to be published more than once a year! CUDOS to the editor and staff, but you might want to at least consider either a forum or club such as Handyman as another post suggests, much can be learned from great articles such as you have come up with. Thank You again.


    how do I get a copy of American Frontiersman (Issue #159)

  • James

    Okay, love the magazine. At first, I thought it was a bit pricey, but after looking through it and NOT being assaulted by advertising on every page, I am happy with that price….provided you do not turn this into what so many other magazines have turned into, a magazine of advertisements. I found the articles that I have read so far to be well written and full of information. Good job.

  • Andrew from Houston

    You MUST publish magazine more frequently!! Everyone I have showed my copy to has been hooked instantly and I KNOW we aren’t the only ones begging for a new issue already!!! MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

  • Forewarned76

    The “Cooking with Cattails.” article is linking with the “Bushytail Busting 101″ link, could you please fix this?

  • JD

    Only negative comment is that it’s only getting put out once per year!!

  • Jamie Broome

    Man this is a bummer that it only comes once a year..I’ve been waiting on the new one since I first picked this up in April this year. I didn’t know about some of the things that were in here. I’m no avid outdoorsman like my dad used to be but I read this and I read Backwoodsman magazine to learn things I didn’t know that I could use in the future.

  • Guest

    Ok, at least make it a quarterly issue, this could be the Florida Frontiersmens Flag Magazine – but not on an annual basis!

  • jacxs

    Annual issue not acceptable, on a quarterly basis yes, it could be the Florida Frontiersmens flag magazine. We have the largest SouthEastern Rendezvous.

  • viihlegentil

    87Yo – The Last years I have been lacking in $$ and debts were eating me from all sides! That was Right Until i found out how to generate money.. on the INTERNET. I landed on surveymoneymaker point net, and started filling in surveys for cash, and surely I have been really more able to get around financialy!! I’m glad, that I did this!!! PVUh

  • Diane Shafer

    I need the issue#159. how do I get it?????????

  • MountainPilgrim

    Love American Frontiersman magazine! Found a copy of the issue with the
    Mountain Man sharing the trail with the wolf. AWESOME! I want to
    learn more. I would subscribe to a monthly edition if you were to offer
    it. But it would have to be kept authentic, as in authentic 1700′s to
    mid 1800′s for me. Help us to learn the Mountain Man lifestyle. I’m
    into natural woodcraft and following the sustainable living from a
    primitive perspective, like the plains, mountain and woodland tribes.
    It can tell the story of explorers, mountain men, tribes and plainsmen
    of old. Combine history with authentic tool and bush craft. I don’t
    give a hoot if it’s published in NYC! Just publish it. :^)

  • Eric Evans

    Ok, need this magazine more than once a year – PLEASE.

  • buytrade sell

    Stop being a bunch of bellyaching numbskulls! What we need is just ONE MORE IDIOT to complain about it being an annual magazine. Geepers…SHUTUP ALREADY!