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American Survival Guide

American Survival Guide March 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.

United States
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3 min.
one step back, two steps forward

Sometimes, the best path ahead begins with a step back from the situation. While we might be reluctant to give up that step, we have to believe that it’s not the first step in a retreat and recognize that it’s the initial move to a better outcome. When you’re too close to a problem, it often helps to take a step back and look at it from a broader, or at least a different, perspective. We’ve all heard the saying “can’t see the forest for the trees,” and this is a great example of how we face many challenges as we work to make ourselves more self-reliant and less susceptible to threats to our way of life. If we get too focused on the minutiae or the individual aspects of a…

1 min.
american survival guide

EDITORIAL Mike McCourt Brand Manager Kelly Nomura Executive Managing Editor Eric Gwinn Managing Editor DESIGN Nadezda Sverdlova Art Director CONTRIBUTORS Dana Benner, Jim Cobb Will Dabbs, MD, Michael D’Angona Jim Jeffries, Suzy Jeffries Christopher Nyerges ADVERTISING Gabe Frimmel Ad Sales Director (714) 200-1930 gfrimmel@engaged.media Andrew Demiar Account Executive (714) 200-1903 Eric Gomez Advertising Traffic Coordinator OPERATIONS Manish Kumar Mishra Operations Manager Surajpal Singh Bisht Prepress Manager Chandan Pandey Production, Newsstand & Circulation Analyst Alex Mendoza Administrative Assistant Victoria Van Vlear Intern Program Manager…

8 min.
new products

Most of the country didn’t have much of an autumn, so here’s hoping winter exits quickly and spring approaches fast. Snow camping can be fun, of course, and there is something to be said for crisp winter air filling the lungs. But not much compares to the sight of spring wildflowers blooming. Mother Nature waking up is a glorious thing and something that is best experienced on the trail. Before you head out the door, make sure you have what you’ll need in case something goes awry. Let’s face it, for all of her beauty, Mother Nature can be fickle. 1 Expedition Watchband Compass Kit It starts with an oil-filled compass that is water-resistant down to 100 meters. It has a black face with glow-in-the-dark markings. The compass rests in an aluminum…

11 min.
bug out above the chaos

It all hangs by the flimsiest of threads. We believe ourselves to be a civilized, urbane lot. We go about our lives interacting socially and commercially, all working collectively to keep the hive thriving. Money moves, goods flow and information ties everything together. Right up until it doesn’t. Our tidy little world is awfully crowded, and we’re never more than a headline away from pure unfiltered chaos. Social unrest, currency collapse, the disintegration of our unstable power grid, natural disasters, terrorism or one of myriad other possible end-game scenarios can move large numbers of Americans en masse. When the balloon goes up, it really doesn’t matter how awesome your gear might be. If you are sharing the roads with a zillion other terrified families, it is still going to suck. Unless, of course,…

8 min.
multi-fuel mealmaker

A quality portable cooktop is a must-have for anyone who routinely goes on hunting, camping or fishing trips. I also believe everyone should have a reliable, and safe, portable cooktop for emergency preparedness. Emergency preparedness is a continuous what-if and may be called to action at any time and for a wide variety of reasons. What if your electricity or gas service goes out? You may have a gas grill but that’s not especially portable if the emergency requires bugging out. For less than a $100 investment, a portable cooktop could mean the difference between drinking safe water and eating well or not eating at all. When considering the purchase of a cook-stove (or any equipment), it is important not only to evaluate if it meets statements or advertising claims made…

1 min.
propane vs. butane

As one of the features of this cooktop is the ability to burn different fuels, it is important to understand a few basic differences between propane and butane. AVAILABILITY While this may not be the case in your area, in my area propane is readily available but butane is not. After looking online and calling retailers, I made a 90-minute roundtrip drive to purchase an 8-ounce canister of butane. TEMPERATURE Butane and propane are liquid fuels and must turn into gas in order to burn. During my research, I learned that the point where fuel ceases to turn into gas (remains liquid) is referred to as the boiling point. Propane’s boiling point is around -44 degrees (F), whereas butane’s boiling point is around 30 degrees (F). There are other technical factors included in the…