American Outdoor Guide Prepper - Spring/Summer 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.

País:
United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Engaged Media
Periodicidad:
Monthly
USD 6.99
USD 27.99
12 Números

en este número

3 min.
first words

Welcome to the Spring/Summer edition of American Survival Guide’s Prepper Emergency Survival Manual! This is our 10th —and most informative—version of this manual, and we’re excited to share it with you. It covers general preparedness, self-reliance and survival topics that are divided into 10 special interest categories. Each includes important information, tips, tricks and gear suggestions for situations that can arise anytime but are most likely to occur during the year’s warmer months. While the core aspects of preparedness are not seasonal, this issue emphasizes many that are, especially in the areas of shelter, health, food, transportation and, to some degree, navigation. With more than 350 tips and suggestions included throughout, as well as 92 specific product recommendations, we trust you’ll find lots of relevant material from our experts that’ll help…

7 min.
to go dry is to die

Without water of any kind, you’re doomed. There’s no way around it. Dehydration can rapidly affect the body without an ample water supply. Depending on the person's physical condition, environment and exertion levels, they might notice changes in their body after just a few hours. The big problem with the vast majority of the water on the planet is that it’s not potable. Only 3 percent of the water found in liquid form on this planet is drinkable—and most of that’s in underground aquifers and is inaccessible to humans. The rest is salt water. It’s a terrible irony that the majority of people stranded in the great expanse of the world’s oceans after a plane crash or a boat catastrophe usually die from lack of water—not drowning, exhaustion or starvation. 1.0 CONSUMPTION REQUIREMENTS Water…

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7 min.
words to the wise about water

Preppers have been told repeatedly that they need to have on hand 1 gallon of water per day for every person in their group. This rule-of-thumb is a mainstay of the prepper community, and there’s nothing wrong with it. The more water you store for an emergency, the better prepared you’ll be and the longer you’ll be safely hydrated, whatever calamity befalls you. However, rarely is the subject of survival hydration brought up, because it’s a controversial topic that’s full of variables, what-ifs and mixed perceptions. Drinking a gallon of water a day is a great plan, but the takeaway here is that you can stay alive on a lot less if you have to. Whatever the outcome, you’ll need to ration what scant fluids you might have left. 1.0 IS IT…

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2 min.
keep the clean water flowing

WATERBOB EMERGENCY WATER STORAGE The WaterBOB is a bathtub-sized, food-grade plastic container that allows you to fill up your bathtub with fresh tap water without having to worry about contamination from cleaning chemicals or a dirty bathtub. It holds up to 100 gallons, but that depends on the size of your bathtub. According to the manufacturer, the WaterBOB will keep water fresh for up to 16 weeks. A siphon pump is included. MSRP $34.95 URL WaterBOB.com 55-GALLON WATER DRUM KIT One of the best ways to store water for the long term is with a 55-gallon drum. At 36 inches tall and 23 inches in diameter, this 55-Gallon Water Drum Kit includes a water preserver, siphon pump and bung wrench. It’s made with FDA-approved polyethylene resin. Water can be stored safely for up to five…

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4 min.
it starts with a spark

Without a doubt, fire is one of our most important assets in a survival situation. It’ll keep us warm, staving off hypothermia. We can use it to boil water, rendering it safer to drink so we can avoid dehydration. And, of course, a warm meal is often better than cold mush. On top of all that, there’s a psychological element at work: We’re not only comforted by the fire as it lights up the night and keeps the "bogeyman" at bay, being able to light and tend the fire also gives us something practical we can accomplish. Even if every other thing seems to be going wrong, at least we have some control over this. Carry with you a couple of ways—at minimum—to get a fire going, just in case one of…

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6 min.
the flame game

The point of survival preparations is to do what you can to stack the deck in your favor, come what may. You stock up on food and water in case your normal sources become unavailable. You learn first aid and other medical skills in case someone in your family or group gets sick or injured and you can’t rush them to a clinic or hospital. Firecraft is similar. You should learn how to build a fire and practice doing so on a regular basis, in all weather conditions, so that if the chips are down and you truly need one to keep warm and stay alive, you can get the job done. 1.0 EDC FIRE KIT Put together a small collection of items that’ll enable to you to reliably start a fire every…

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