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American Survival GuideAmerican Survival Guide

American Survival Guide

December 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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have we become too civilized?

As you may imagine, I spend quite a bit of time researching, reading about and fact-checking the articles our subject matter experts submit to ASG. If you’ve been reading our magazine for any length of time, you know we don’t confine ourselves to a narrow range of prepping and survival topics. We cover everything from the basics of food, water and shelter procurement, personal safety and security and first aid to less-common topics such as mental health, childbirth, global communications and many others that we think you should, and want to, know more about. Of course, every area we cover (we try to organize them into the Six Pillars of Survival: Water, Food, Shelter, Security, Health and Communications) involves the use of tools or gear of some sort, so we perform…

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american survival guide

EDITORIAL Mike McCourt Brand Manager Kelly Nomura Executive Managing Editor Eric Gwinn Managing Editor DESIGN Nadezda Sverdlova Art Director CONTRIBUTORS Joe Alton, MD, Dana Benner, Jim Cobb, Michael D’Angona, Suzy Jeffries, Jonathan Kilburn, Brian M. Morris, Christopher Nyerges, Mike Travis ADVERTISING Gabe Frimmel Ad Sales Director (714) 200-1930 gfrimmel@engagedmediainc.com Andrew Demiar Account Executive (714) 200-1903 Eric Gomez Advertising Traffic Coordinator OPERATIONS Manish Kumar Mishra Operations Manager Surajpal Singh Bisht Prepress Manager Shailesh Khandelwal Subscriptions Manager Chandan Pandey Production, Newsstand & Circulation Analyst Alex Mendoza Administrative Assistant Victoria Van Vlear Intern Program Manager ENGAGED MEDIA, LLC Scott Hall CEO Pinaki Bhattacharya Managing Director & COO William Ammerman Executive Vice President, Digital John Goodpasture Vice President, Sales Erin Masercola Director of Content Operations Carrie Rubalcaba HR Generalist…

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new products

With Christmas right around the corner, many of you are looking for the perfect gift ideas. This month, we have a diverse selection of products that are sure to fit your prepping, hunting, camping and overlanding needs. Whether you need a new knife, winter clothing, a new sleeping bag or just a way to organize and carry your kit, these products will be a welcome find under any Christmas tree! All of the companies featured here are well respected manufacturers of high quality gear. You can rest assured you are spending your hard earned money wisely and will be purchasing gear that will last you many years to come. 1 TOPS Bull Trout Fixed Blade Every year TOPS has a design challenge where employees compete for the chance to have one of their…

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protect the cash in your stash

As a vendor at several prepper shows, I have had the privilege of learning from customers and, on occasion, the opportunity to help them with their survival supply storage practices. At least one customer at each show would share with me that they had secured enough long-term storage food or other supplies to last a year or more. While it is commendable to have such a supply, when asked where and how they were storing these supplies, oftentimes, the answer would be in boxes, stacked in the garage, in the basement or in an upstairs bedroom. Preparing for potential disaster can be expensive and time consuming; ensuring you really have supplies should be a priority. No matter where you reside, there is risk for some type of catastrophe, and regardless of…

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choose the right containers

If you are using plastic containers for storage, consider using something like a FoodSaver system to further protect crucial items inside the container. On a tight budget? Metal ammo cans are a good choice for waterproof containers. Ensure the seams and gasket are intact and the lid clamps tightly. You should feel some resistance when you close the lid. Consider putting crucial items in Ziploc kitchen-size or closet-size bags. Food-grade, airtight, waterproof plastic buckets can be purchased from stores such as Lehman’s, where a 4-gallon bucket is about $10. Pelican is well known for their airtight, waterproof, rugged and impact-resistant cases that are made in numerous sizes and styles, but they can be expensive.…

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organization is key

Growing up on a self-sustaining farm, we preserved enough food annually to last until the next harvest and beyond. Rotation was easy: as we preserved, the date was written on the jar and jars were stored on shelves in free-standing wooden cabinets in the basement. Shelves were built to accommodate pints, quarts and gallons without stacking them, and the doors were plywood. At least one row (front to back) was left empty to enable us to reach into the cabinet and move jars without unloading the shelf. For example, in summer we made blackberry jelly; we went to the shelf containing blackberry jelly and moved any remaining jars forward, filling in the back with the new jelly. When I left the farm and began filling my own cupboards with a goal…

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