American Outdoor Guide December 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
Engaged Media
USD 6.99
USD 27.99
12 Números

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3 min.
what can you do to make 2021 better than 2020?

By most accounts, 2020 was the kind of year most of us would rather not experience again. The litany of terrible events, natural disasters and blood pressure challenges went on and on ... without much interruption by peace and quiet. And, because I’m writing this about a month before the U. S. elections, our situation might even be more uncomfortable as you read it than when I finished it up. As I look back, I’m happy to wave good-bye to this crummy year. For starters, we had a number of natural disasters that broke many records. As of early October, wildfires throughout the country have burned in excess of 1.7 million acres more than the 10-year average. Numerous records were set for the Atlantic hurricane season; in fact, there were so many that…

8 min.
new products

The holidays are upon us, and this is a great opportunity to pick up a few preparedness-related items for family and friends who might otherwise be reluctant to do so on their own. And, of course, there’s nothing wrong with tossing in a few survival gifts from your own wish list. Nobody will argue against the claim that 2020 has been a year for the books, but here’s hoping the next 12 months are perhaps a little less eventful. 1 5.11 Tactical Field Watch 2.0 5.11 Tactical has upgraded its popular Field Watch, keeping all the great features of the original and adding a few more bells and whistles. The new edition has phosphorescent hour and second hands, so you can easily read the dial in the dark. It has a comfortable,…

17 min.
covid-19: a time line of what we knew

Editor’s note: Joe Alton has been a contributor to ASG for many years. He’s passionate about sharing his insight and deep knowledge of health issues that are particularly important to our readers, so we asked him to provide us with a look back at some of the events relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this review of the pandemic’s progression will help illustrate the “big picture” so we can better deal with it to its conclusion and prepare for similar events in the future. The opinions voiced by Dr. Alton are his own and don’t necessarily reflect those of the publisher and staff of this magazine. 2 020 has experienced an event not seen for a century—a pandemic widespread and deadly enough to affect every nation. Most, including the United…

1 min.
world health organization phase alerts

The WHO phase alerts for infectious disease outbreaks are— Phase 1: The disease is found circulating in animals; there are no known infections in humans. Phase 2: The disease has caused proven infection in humans. Phase 3: Small clusters of disease occur in humans but do not affect entire communities. Phase 4: The disease affects entire communities. The disease now qualifies as an epidemic, but the risk for a pandemic, although increased, is not certain. Phase 5: The spread of epidemic disease between humans is occurring in more than one country in a region. Phase 6: Community-level outbreaks exist in at least one additional country in a different region.…

1 min.
epidemic sickrooms

Home caregivers should choose a room farthest away from well-trafficked common areas. The room should have a door or at least plastic sheeting to serve as a barrier. You’ll need good ventilation and light, but no carpeting or upholstered furniture. Useful items to consider: • Personal protection items such as face masks, gloves, gowns, face shields, goggles, aprons and boot covers • Donning/doffing stations for personal protection equipment with basins, soap/water and hand sanitizer • Cots or beds, linens, plates, utensils and toiletry items dedicated to the patient • Waste bins with biohazard bags to safely dispose of items used by the patient • Exam table and work surfaces • Chlorine solution or other product to clean surfaces • Alcohol, Chlorhexidine or other antiseptic • Thermometer • Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff • Noisemaker to allow the patient to call for…

11 min.
big surprise in a small package

While the comparison to dynamite might be a bit of a cliché, it’s hard to find a better means of describing the Bravo Company Manufacturing RECCE 9 MCMR. This is an AR pistol that’s chambered in .300 AAC Blackout (BLK), so it punches well above its weight. Could this be a contender for one of the most compact firepower upgrades from a pistol? Absolutely. If the devolving world of late has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes, a pistol isn’t going to be enough to handle some situations you might run into. Typically, concealed carriers try to find a great balance in a serviceable firearm that they can also easily conceal on their person. This is a wonderful concept, and there are some solid options out there. Unfortunately, a subcompact pistol isn’t…