STORM WARNINGS

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So here I am in North Florida right now, battening down the hatches as Tropical Storm Fay makes her approach. According to the Weather Service predictions, the small community where I am is right...

USE DEDICATED BATTERIES IN YOUR HIGH-TECH ILLUMINATION TOOLS!

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Readers of this particular blog at the Backwoods Home magazine site seem to break down largely into two categories: seriously interested “gun people,” and the now-and-future rural dwellers who understand that firearms and related...

YA CAN’T MAKE THESE FECES UP…

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So, the man a heartbeat away from leading the Free World – and who has eagerly taken the point on gun prohibition for his Numero Uno – tells us we don’t need semiautomatic firearms...

DANGER IN THE BACKWOODS

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This recent murder in rural Alaska highlights the fact that the namesake of our operation here, the backwoods home dweller, tends to be on his or her own when violent crime threatens in the...

ON POST-STORM LOOTING

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We had all hoped there would be no “Katrina hits New Orleans” looting in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Those hopes may have been optimistic, as seen here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-looting-brooklyn-coney-island_n_2047183.html?1351655228&icid=m At least one reader of my...