Backwoods Home Magazine will be offering my blog readers a one year subscription to their magazine. A one year subscription (6 issues) to Backwoods Home magazine is valued at $24.95 but for us the savings have been far greater than that. I am so excited about this giveaway!!!! I actually have subscribed to Backwoods Home for years prior to that or I would run and grab it at the local book store or wherever I could find it. It has a wealth of information packed in this magazine and I guess what is such a gem about this magazine is that there is something for everyone. If you are new to homesteading this is absolutely one of the best resources for you as you can learn anything from do it yourself butchering, practical skills such as Chainsaw sharpening, preparing your pantry, building a solar greenhouse, and practical cooking ideas, how to take care of your guns which are a practical reality of living a homestead lifestyle.
Okay so enough about how great I think Backwoods Home magazine is, I think you know by now how I feel about them, but what I haven’t shared with you is that I was published in the Letters to the Editor in the Backwoods Home in the September/October issue of this past year! What is even funnier is that knowing how many subscribers they have that I thought I most likely would not get my letter published so do you think the Letters to the Editor was the first place I looked? No it wasn’t so it was about a week after we had the magazine that my husband said…”Hon, read these letters to the editor” and I scanned the page and I was so pleased to see my letter published but also thought it was funny I had read the entire magazine but the Letters to the Editor. Note to self: never skip the Letters to the Editor, there might be something really important in that section!
I remember that my family always had a small garden growing up and the freezer was always stocked with strawberry jam, one of my faves. Strawberry picking was a past time we loved to do every year as a family and I certainly was taught to be independent and resourceful, all skills which I am so thankful for however since we did not live in the country I did not learn to can food, pressure cook, raise chickens and bees etc….The Viking in my life my husband Eric says he likes how the articles are broken down to the basic nuts and bolts so that any one can accomplish basic tasks of living off the land and enjoying what the earth can provide for us. Ayoob’s articles are great – He has a vast knowledge of firearms and personal protection strategies. Jackie Clay who I have been in awe of for years has been a reliable voice that I have listened to for sage practical household advice and especially a topic that was new for me when I first started my homestead lifestyle “Long Term Food Storage”. Claire Wolfe has also inspired me to embrace Homesteading as a way of life no matter where you are and what you are starting out with. These are all skills that had to be learned and I share in my Letter to the Editor that Backwoods Home was such a great resource for us back when few Homesteading resources were available! So the contest rules are simple; I am going to leave it open for 30 days from the date of this post. The only requirement is that you have to comment on this blog. It could not be simpler, and once this giveaway is closed I will randomly pick a winner with Random.org. I hope you are as excited as me about this great giveaway! Feel free to place the BackWoods Home Magazine Giveway Badge and Link on your page to spread the news!