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American Survival Guide

American Survival Guide May 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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3 min.
replace chaos with organization

Twice a year, the American Survival Guide team publishes our Prepper Emergency Survival Manual. This spring/summer 2019 issue focuses on general preparedness and survival information, as well as critical facts and advice that directly relate to what you need to know during the warmer months of the year. There are more than 250 tips and suggestions, as well as some useful product recommendations, so we trust you’ll find plenty of informative and actionable material that will help you effectively and efficiently prepare for emergencies and other challenging scenarios in the coming months. If you’ve seen other Prepper Manuals in the last three years, you might recall that we organize them by using ASG’s “Six Pillars of Survival.” These pillars help us group the materials according to the major categories of water,…

13 min.
liquid life

The adult human body consists of approximately 60 percent water, so it should be no wonder to anyone that lacking too much of this essential resource is a guaranteed death sentence. During everyday activities, water scarcity is rarely in the average person’s thoughts. It’s very easy to grab a bottled water from nearly anywhere, use the water fountain at school or work, or just press a button on your refrigerator, and this seemingly ubiquitous fluid pours easily and effortlessly into your glass. However, during a man-made or natural disaster, this situation can become quite different. Public water supplies can become polluted or undrinkable due to sewage or other sorts of contamination. Deliveries of fresh, bottled water can stop as infrastructure collapses and NGO and government aid is nowhere nearby. Yes, these are…

9 min.
hydration hints

Just because 71 percent of the planet is covered in water, it doesn’t mean that fresh, drinkable water is accessible to you at all times. In fact, during a crisis, such as a large-scale hurricane, nuclear plant meltdown or societal collapse, the acquisition of drinkable water for you and your family will be difficult or impossible through your normal, everyday access points. This will cause you to think of new ways to secure this irreplaceable asset for your continued well-being—ways that perhaps you have never considered or even thought were possible. The following helpful tips can assist you in having this precious resource always available. 1.0 CAPTURING THE LIFE-SUSTAINING LIQUID 1.1 Gravity Collection Rainwater is one of your best sources of water ... the trick is collecting it. Numerous methods are available, depending on…

1 min.
coghlan’s two-step drinking water treatment

Overview Packing a one-two punch, this combo ensures your water will be safe from microorganisms and prevents you from getting sick from suspect water while in a crisis situation. Follow the simple directions, and you and your family will have fresh drinking water within an hour. Using an iodine-based formula, this purification system will treat up to 25 quarts of water—enough for a small group to survive the first few days of a natural or man-made disaster. Don’t risk not having drinkable water; add these tablets to your gear pack right away. Specifications • Makes most water biologically suitable for drinking• 100 tablets• Compact, easy-to-store bottles• For short-term or emergency-use purposes MSRP: $9.99 URL : www.Coghlans.com…

3 min.
water gear guide

Katadyn Survivor 06 Desalinator Overview No one living on or near an ocean coastline or working in a marine environment should be without this incredible lifesaver. Just drop the hose into seawater, pump the handle, and salt-free, drinkable water comes out the other end. This desalinator is the world’s smallest, allowing you to pack it into your gear bag or stow it away on your vessel with ease. Use the convenient handle pump to convert saltwater to fresh within minutes. This desalinator is used by military and civilian personnel throughout the world. Specifications • Reverse-osmosis technology• Compact size, perfect for one person• Lightweight (2.5 pounds)• Salt rejection average: 98.40%• Easy-to-use, pump-style operation MSRP $1,195 URL www.Katadyn.com Aquapodkit Plus One Bathtub Water Storage Kit Overview At the first sign of a crisis, it’s important to make sure you have plenty of water…

14 min.
the need to feed

Most Americans take the availability of food for granted. As we make our way through the day and our surroundings, we don’t have to wait long to see signs of readily available edibles. Whether we’re passing the break room at work or grocery stores, restaurants or gas stations, food is everywhere. Some of it might not be the greatest for maintaining good health, but we’re rarely more than a couple minutes away from some sort of sustenance. On a normal day, almost all of us have zero concerns about going hungry. In a serious emergency or large-scale survival challenge, accessibility to food will vaporize in a matter of hours, leaving us with the food we have put aside for just such situations (if we had the forethought to do so). This section…