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American Survival Guide

April 2020

Prepare yourself family for when disaster strikes. Step-by step instructions on how to provide energy to your home, grow and preserve your own food, prepare a first-aid kit, make water drinkable.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Engaged Media
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12 Issues

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3 min.
the more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat

A number of years ago, I had the “pleasure” of spending a day at a local police department’s training range. At the time, I was a product manager for a well-known tactical products company, and some of us were invited to spend some time with a few of the tactical officers to learn more about their work in the hope that we could create new and useful clothing and gear for them. I had been involved in supplying products to military, law enforcement and survivalists/outdoorsmen for many years before that day and had countless conversations with LEOs about their work and the tools they used to perform their jobs. I had heard a lot of stories and detailed explanations of routine and unusual calls and considered myself fairly well-versed in the tactics…

9 min.
new products

With a tax refund from Uncle Sam imminent and the possibility of a new administration in the federal government, it’s time to seriously think about where to spend your money. Preparedness and security start with you. Are you ready to defend yourself, your loved ones or the place you call home? If you are prepared to take responsibility for your personal security, we, at American Survival Guide, have compiled a list of new items that might help make that responsibility a little easier to bear. 1 Kimber Rapide Black Ice 1911 Pistol The name, “Kimber,” is synonymous with premium-quality .45 ACP 1911 pistols. The new Rapide (Black Ice) edition is a unique take on the classic 1911 design. It features stepped cocking serrations and lightening cuts on the slide. The stainless steel slide…

16 min.
ronin tactics ison a mission

Tu Lam is the epitome of many things—a loyal military member and a highly trained martial artist, weapons expert, firearm tactician, teacher and, finally, a soft-spoken and caring individual. However, words are just that: words. To truly understand Tu’s mindset, physical abilities and prowess, as well as why his training company, Ronin Tactics, is so well-regarded, American Survival Guide caught up with this ever-active retired Special Forces operator and explored what made him what he is today, including the arduous, sometimes dangerous, but truly fulfilling, path he took to get here. American Survival Guide: What was your childhood like as you were growing up, and was your life then instrumental in creating the man you are today? Tu Lam: Unfortunately, growing up the in 1980s as an Asian American (South Vietnamese) during the…

5 min.
amber hargrove trains with ronin tactics

Amber Hargrove, former U.S. Army sergeant, Naked and Afraid contestant and an all-around outdoorswoman, traveled to Colorado to experience Tu Lam’s Ronin Tactics three-day training event. This rigorous blend of street-fighting tactics, shooting courses and edged-weapon defensive and offensive techniques put Amber to the test physically, mentally and emotionally. She completed her weekend course, dusted herself off and shared her experiences with American Survival Guide. ASG: What was your first impression of Tu Lam upon meeting him and of the Ronin Tactics facility itself? Amber Hargrove: When I met Tu Lam for the first time, I thought, This guy is the real deal! You see him in videos and on social media, and he is every bit what you see as a larger-than-life bad-ass. However, he is much more than that. Tu Lam…

11 min.
esee’s ashley knife scores a win

When the mercury drops and the shadows grow longer at about 4 p.m., it’s a sure sign that “Old Man Winter” is here. The combination of building my winter camp, cooking hearty meals outdoors and having new gear to try out are just a few reasons to get me excited about spending a few nights outside in the winter. I like to think of myself as a “recovering gearaholic.” However, nothing gets most outdoorsmen or knife buffs more excited about the woods than the chance to break in a new knife! ASHLEY GAME KNIFE (AGK) “IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WELL-ROUNDED OUTDOORS/ HUNTING KNIFE, LOOK NO FURTHER: THE AGK IS THE REAL DEAL.” When ESEE started consulting with experts in their fields about designing knives specifically for bushcraft, skinning, survival, carving, cooking…

1 min.
armatus carry architect sheath

Sometimes, good gets better. ESEE Knives and Armatus Carry have teamed up in a big way. A limited number of Architect sheath models will be offered directly from ESEE in what Armatus calls True Hide Whiskey (brown) Kydex Sheathing. The Architect sheaths employ the taco (fold-over) design that, when compared to the two-piece (pancake) sheath style, offers far superior levels of strength and durability. The retention is set on each individual Architect sheath so that the knife will seat firmly into place and will not shake loose, providing the level of security vital to any good survival or EDC sheath. The built-in thumb ramp and recessed index finger cut allow you to draw your knife quickly and smoothly, despite the firm retention of the Architect Sheath. The standard belt attachment for all…