I picked up a copy of this magazine at least a few weeks ago but noticed recently it seems to be popping up on newsstands everywhere. American Frontiersman is being put out by the same great folks who do New Pioneer magazine, a publication I really enjoy. Near as I can tell, this is the second issue of American Frontiersman. I’m not sure how often they are looking to publish it–annually, quarterly, or ???
In any event, I really liked the first issue of American Frontiersman so I was excited to see the new issue. I was not disappointed, either, let me tell you.
In the 130 pages of this magazine, there are about 38 or so articles. There is a TON of great information here. Seriously, this is one magazine you will want to read cover to cover.
Here is just a sampling of a few of the articles.
In Putting Bones Back to Work, Jill Easton shows us how to repurpose bones from our hunts, such as using them for handles or fertilizer.
Go Nuts For More Game! by Will Brantley explains how to use different nuts as bait when hunting.
Survival Spring Snares by Len McDougall illustrates just how to craft the venerable pencil snare for catching wild game.
Frontier Feasting by J. Wayne Fears contains several old-time recipes for things like bannock, squirrel brunswick stew, hoe cakes, and pemmican.
Denis Prisbrey reviews several different water transportation systems in Have Water, Will Travel.
Off-Grid Food Storage by Dana Benner is a great overview of several different methods for keeping your food safe without refrigeration, such as using root cellars and caches.
In Mountain Man Tools by Linas Cernauskas, we are given information on several new products, a few of which I’ve reviewed myself, such as the BioLite Camp Stove and the Brite-Strike CAPSS2 alarm system.
With a cover price of $9.95, it is pricey for a magazine. But, considering the vast amount of information here, and the extremely low number of ads that clutter things up, I feel it is worth the price.