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American Survival Guide

American Survival Guide November 2019

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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12 Numéros


3 min.
living off the land

In the grand scheme of things, it really hasn’t been very long since the majority of people living in the area now known as the lower 48 derived their sustenance directly from the land they lived on or environs close by. There were fewer cities and they were much smaller and less densely populated, and towns were more of a meeting place than where many people made their homes. Most folks lived on farms or larger parcels of property, and the common method of acquiring their food was to harvest or grow it or trade for it. The rule of the day was to grow what you ate and eat what you grow, and the harvest was intended to produce enough so there would be adequate food to get them through…

1 min.
american survival guide

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10 min.
new products

If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t rely on outside resources to keep you and your family fed and supplied with potable water and other essentials for everyday survival, you will have to make up the difference. If you’re fortunate enough to have a homestead or make your way to safe open spaces you’ll also need to have some gear and equipment that can help ensure your continuing survival. The products on these pages can help you protect your interests, tackle a variety of daily tasks, keep your gadgets going, put food and water on the table and maybe even rest a little easier at the end of the day. 1 KRUDO Knives FEROCE Folder While this is an attractive knife, KRUDO Knives founder Louis Krudo did not sacrifice functionality…

13 min.
quality time with matt graham

Survival expert, check! Primitive skills instructor, check! Rock climber and triathlete, check! These are all true statements without a doubt, but what truly exemplifies Matt Graham as “exceptional” is his ability to make even the most difficult challenges when deep within the wild appear as a Sunday stroll through a neighborhood park. While some outdoorsmen perceive their time out in nature as a challenge or a virtual “Mother Nature against me,” Matt’s philosophy is quite different. Since a very young age, he has developed a bond — or even more accurately, a relationship — with the outdoors that few people can emulate, let alone, fully understand. Matt’s unique approach to surviving in diverse environments originates from his love of primitive skills, ancient weaponmaking and proficiency, and his ability to use little or no…

1 min.
matt’s little bugger fixed blade knife

Designed by Matt, the Little Bugger was created to fill the niche of an all-purpose knife while being lightweight and compact enough to store nearly anywhere. Matt, while out in the wild, usually wears a minimal amount of clothing, so he needed a knife that could fit easily into his shorts and stay put while running, climbing or trekking through dense vegetation. This full-tang knife features a modified scandi grind, it stays razor sharp even after extended use, and is ready to tackle nearly any task in a variety of environments. . SPECIFICATIONS • Overall length: 5.75 inches• Blade length: 2.38 inches• Blade thickness: 0.09 inch• Blade steel: 1095 hardened to RC 56-58• Blade finish: Tumbled• Handles: Tan canvas Micarta• Weight: 2.40 ounces• Sheath: Coyote Tan Kydex MSRP: $120 TOPSKnives.com…

1 min.
matt, why the atlatl?

The atlatl is the hunting tool I feel the greatest connection with. There is something magical about the way it sails through the air with precision. I believe for the amount of time required to build and maintain it, it’s still one of the most effective tools, primitive or otherwise. It’s also been used as a hunting tool in the evolution of humanity perhaps longer than any other effective hunting tool, and has been used by every culture, color, or race of people on the planet. I made my first atlatl 23 years ago. It wasn’t that great, so I presumed it was a tool you had to grow up with to be proficient at, a thing for old history books. However, my curiosity led me to immediately make about…