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Survivor's Edge

Survivor's Edge

Winter 2021

Survivor’s Edge prepares you for real world disasters with the skills and knowledge to take on whatever comes your way

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Athlon Media Group
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Bimonthly
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2 min.
stay organized

We always did a lot of cooking and baking when I was a kid spending time at my grandmother’s house, and I’ll never forget that she kept a 20-pound sack of sugar in the back corner of her pantry. She never used it, and it was an old sack even then. When I asked her why she kept it, Grandma replied, “Because during the Depression in Missouri, we could never get any, so I always keep some just in case.” Just in case: Three words that define the emergency preparation industry. A competent person who is actively concerned about the safety and well-being of his family, neighbors and close friends will entertain contingency scenarios and maintain an adequately supplied cache of gear to support the successful mitigation of these circumstances. Just…

5 min.
winter roundup

As the frigid temps begin to creep in for most of the country, it’s time for your gear to transition as well. Here, we bring you the latest equipment to add to your winter EDC gear and arsenal. From trail snacks to wood cutters, we’ve got what you need to take on Old Man Winter and prevail. 1. HYLAND’S Muscle Therapy A good addition to your arsenal should be Hyland’s Muscle Therapy cream. Perfect for topical relief of minor muscle aches, bruising and minor swelling, the quick-absorbing cream is made with natural ingredients that provide safe pain relief with no strong lasting scent. The gel contains Arnica and is made in the USA. MSRP: $10. (hylands.com) 2. IGNIK Gas Growler Deluxe Perfect for hunting, fishing, camping and so forth, the Gas Growler Deluxe from Ignik is your…

7 min.
wild footprints

You think you’re alone, that there’s not another soul around, as you trek deeper into the woods. All appears silent with the occasional rustling of the leaves or the wind rushing through the trees. But you are not alone. Animals are all around you, lurking in the thick brush and slinking behind the rocks, and signs of them might not be easy to spot, since they spend a great deal of their energy avoiding detection. Ernest Thompson Seton wrote in the Boy Scout Handbook in 1911: “If you succeeded in getting a glimpse of a fox or a hare in the woods, the chances are a hundred to one that it was aware of your presence first. They are much cleverer than we are at this sort of thing, and if…

6 min.
single-shot survival

As I reviewed my list of the characteristics of a good gun for wilderness survival, it occurred to me that the Chiappa Little Badger, on paper anyway, would be a pretty good choice. So, I tested the newest model with a four-power scope to see whether it really was worthy. When I consider a gun to outfit my survival pack or bug-out bag, I want it to be reliable, lightweight and portable, small enough to carry discreetly, accurate enough to procure game, mechanically simple (so there’s less to go wrong), easy to operate and chambered for a widely available cartridge that’s easy to carry in quantity. THE LITTLE BADGER The Chiappa Little Badger is a single-shot carbine chambered for the.22 Long Rifle rimfire cartridge, so it checks the box for a widely available…

1 min.
the science of classification

What exactly is a plant “family”? What constitutes a family has a great deal to do with tradition, with plants grouped together by obvious similar characteristics. Family is a rank of classification that groups many genera (smaller groups, aka Brassica) that share some set of what are considered to be the more important or significant features. Genera (plural for genus) are composed of many individual species. As botanists continue to refine their observations, they have redefined some families when they’ve found through morphological and/or molecular (DNA) studies that one family is embedded in another (in such circumstances, they are merged). When it has been found that a genus or group of genera does not share the genetic makeup of the larger family in which they have been classified, they are either…

2 min.
style & substance

The first thing you feel when introduced to WOOX’s AX1 is the Appalachian hickory in your hand, the octagonal handle providing the ergonomics that suggest this axe is well up to the task. It’s heavy—2 pounds of wood and steel—and it sits in your hand with purpose and conviction. The black Cerakote finish on the head and pommel is satin smooth, protecting the tempered steel and diamond-shaped heel from corrosion and weather damage. This is not an axe you’d find at Walmart, and it isn’t an axe that you’d toss into the back of your truck; this is a tool meant for someone who appreciates fine craftsmanship and who knows how to properly care for an implement that can be used today and 20 years from now. The heritage of its…