About Us

About Us

Backwoods Home Magazine (BHM) was founded in 1989 by Dave Duffy as a how-to homesteading magazine for anyone wishing to pursue a self-reliant lifestyle. It contains articles on gardening, livestock, canning, building, cooking, and guns.

In January of 2018, when Dave retired, BHM went digital-only on Amazon’s Kindle platform, but a year later, Dave’s youngest son, Sam Duffy, reopened the print edition under the auspices of Self-Reliance Publications, a company he co-owns with his sister, Annie Tuttle. Self-Reliance Publications also publishes the print magazine, Self-Reliance.