American Outdoor Guide April 2021

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 Números

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3 min.
the power of perception

Preppers are always processing a lot of information; probably much more than the average person and non-prepper. We’ve been trained, or trained ourselves, to glean as much useful data as possible from our environment. Not surprisingly, that data can be in the form of historic records, current events and situations, and it can also come from predictions, assumptions and guesses that we, or others, make about the future. All told, the range of time we include for evaluation can cover tens, hundreds or thousands of years, depending on the subject. Whether we’re looking at human or climatic events of the distant or recent past or current weather trends that could help us decide what to plant this season, we look at a huge amount of information. Because each of us is different…

9 min.
new products

With winter in the rearview mirror and spring almost upon us, it’s time to begin thinking about restocking our preps and provisions. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that the improbable might not be so improbable. This month, we have a variety of new items designed to meet a diverse range of needs. From instructional books to firearms accessories and from clothing to camping gear, we’ve collected a group of quality items to see you into 2021 ... and beyond. 1 Garmont T8 NFS 670 Boots The Garmont T8 NFS is an ultralight version of the original T8 tactical boot. The same rugged upper is now combined with a featherlight sole designed for speed and agility. Superior support and protection provide extreme comfort, even when you’re standing for long periods of time. The…

15 min.
two-wheeled power, speed and range

I’ll tell you right up front: The only downside about this bike is that I was smiling the entire time I was riding it. If it had been summer, I would've had bugs stuck on my teeth. From my first ride on the E-Cells Super Monarch Crown AWD 1500 Off-Road E-Bike, I confirmed that my money had been well-spent. This solidly made bicycle offers more power, more range and more features than anything I’ve seen on the market. And, it comes with more extras thrown into the deal as well. Take it hunting, take it on a fun trail ride, or use it as a daily commuter. When things get serious, load it up with your bug-out gear and escape to a remote outpost out of harm’s way. It’s rated to carry…

1 min.

E-Cells Super Monarch Crown AWD 1500 HE II • Type: E-bike; pedal assist or throttle drive• Motors: Twin 750-watt, 52-volt Bafang geared hub motors• Batteries: 52-volt 17.5AH front battery with USB phone charge port and charge indicator; 52-volt, 14AH rear rack battery using SAMSUNG 35E 18650 3,500mh matched batteries with an on/off toggle switch and built-in rear taillight• Frame: #6061 aircraft aluminum alloy• Rear cassette: 10-speed Shimano Deore CS-H650-10 Hyperglide• Suspension: Front fork RST Air Suspension shock with 96mm of travel; includes lockout feature and adjustability for weight of rider; RockShox Monarch RL rear shock• Wheels: Double-walled aluminum rims• Tires: Vee Bulldozer, 26x4.25 inches• Brakes: Tektro Dorado HD-E730 hydraulic disc brakes with 4 pistons, front and rear• Cargo capacity: 400 pounds• Weight: 95 pounds MSRP: $5,195…

1 min.
carry considerations

Transporting your e-bike on the back of your car might take a heavier-duty carrier than you use for your conventional bike. Carriers designed for fat-tired e-bikes can cost between $500 to more than $1,000. What many e-bike owners are doing to save a few bucks is buying a hitch-mount carrier that’s designed for motorcycles. These carriers are designed for the weight, usually have a ramp to roll your bike onto it and cost under $200. Harbor Freight ( and Black Widow ( are two sources to check out.…

11 min.
comfortable, roomy and mobile

“CHOOSE A TENT TOO SMALL, AND YOU CAN FEEL TOO CROWDED IF YOU’RE FORCED INSIDE FOR LONG PERIODS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER ... CHOOSE A TENT THAT’S TOO LARGE, AND YOU’LL HAVE MORE DIFFICULTY TRANSPORTING IT, SETTING IT UP AND HEATING IT.” I now have a mobile base camp ... and it fits in the back of my Toyota Rav4: I recently invested in a White Duck Outdoors Alpha Wall Tent. Although this tent is easy to set up, it’s not the type of thing you’d normally bring for a summer weekend campout. This is a four-season tent that’s roomy and comfortable for more-extended stays. (I understand that some “glamping” resorts offer them as an alternative to renting cabins for those who don’t want to rough it.) However, there are other possibilities for…