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Survivor's Edge

Survivor's Edge Summer 2020 GEAR

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
Language:
English
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Athlon Media Group
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2 min.
fear fear itself

At the peak of the Great Depression, with millions of Americans on the teetering brink of financial and social devastation (with many more clearly destitute), all seemed lost. Farms failed. Banks closed. Stocks plummeted. Money disappeared and countless people turned to the newspapers for information, for help, for guidance, for hope. Since help and hope don’t sell newspapers, instead, front pages were splashed with sensational headlines trumpeting the devastation and disasters with no end in sight. Many panicked, and although no distraught stockbroker jumped onto Wall Street to his death, many investors and executives—having lost everything—took their own lives. Newspapers were only so willing to report the gruesome news. In his 1933 inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, in part, “…the only thing we have to fear is… fear itself —…

4 min.
stay safe

1 MTM CASE-GARD In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases Perfect for protecting your valuables and your handguns, this easy to store safe is made from a transparent plastic to help you identify what’s stored faster. Each case comes with a soft closed cell foam pad on the bottom, to further help protect the items you are storing. • Made in USA• Sold in three pack units• Two snap latches• Available in 9-inch or 12-inch sizes• Fits compact pistol, standard 1911, and larger handguns• $17-$19 Mtmcase-gard.com 2. ROCK RIVER ARMS LAR-15M.450 Bushmaster The perfect entry into RRA’s LAR lineup, modern hunters can reap new advantages using straight wall cartridges. Featuring a 16-inch stainlesssteel cryo-treated barrel with smooth rifling and equipped with an RRA Operator Brake. The twostage trigger provides a crisp break and is housed in the RRA winter trigger…

6 min.
survived

Frozen Alive WOMAN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AFTER SIX HOURS OF CARDIAC ARREST! It was Audrey Mash and Rohan Schoeman’s sixth wedding anniversary. To mark the occasion, the pair had set off on a hike in the Pyrenees of northeastern Spain. But as they climbed higher in the Vall de Núria, the weather started to turn. First the rain picked up. Then it turned to snow. Soon, Mash was shivering under her thin coat. The couple found a large boulder that offered some protection and decided to wait out the storm there. But as they held each other for warmth, Schoeman realized that something was wrong with his wife. “She started talking nonsense,” he remembered. “Then she stopped talking altogether and just made grunts.” Within minutes, Mash lost consciousness. Schoeman searched frantically for her…

10 min.
hostage servival

WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF INCREASING TERRORISM AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. HOSTAGE-TAKING AND KIDNAPPING HAVE DRAMATICALLY INCREASED AS A PREFERRED TACTIC. ALTHOUGH THE CHANCES OF BEING KIDNAPPED OR TAKEN HOSTAGE ARE VERY LOW FOR MOST PEOPLE, WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENED? ARE YOU PREPARED? THERE ARE A FEW PROVEN STRATEGIES THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL. Types Of Hostage Situations Identifying the type of hostage-taker can provide information as to the reasons behind the hostage-taking incident. Hostage-takers may be broken down into several main types: military and paramilitary, terrorists, criminals, the mentally ill and the emotionally distraught. In some incidents, the hostage-takers may fall into multiple categories. There are four main types of hostage situations: barricade situations, kidnapping, containment situations and human shields. BARRICADE SITUATION: In a…

7 min.
edging out the competition

It is often said that big surprises come in small packages, and Springfield Armory has again proven that true this year with its new takedown AR pistol, the Saint Edge EVAC. The Edge EVAC pistol is built with the same quality and attention to detail that has come to be expected from Springfield Armory’s premium Saint rifle and pistol lines. The EVAC features a 7.5-inch, 416-stainless-steel, Melonite-treated barrel, an enhanced nickel-boron-coated single-stage flat trigger, an M-Lok free-floating handguard and the Accu-Tite tension system that provides a wobble-free fit between the upper and lower receiver that keeps the pistol from sounding like an old ranch truck driving down a dirt road when on the move. I’ve spent countless hours tracking down rattles in my ’73 Chevy; I don’t need to be doing…

10 min.
up in the aero

TNW Firearms developed the Aero Survival Rifle (ASR) around the concept of a versatile multi-caliber weapon capable of being taken down for very compact storage, fully assembled in moments, and instantly ready to accurately and predictably get bullets to the target. Survival rifles are often held to the impossible standard of being all things to all people. Though a jack-of-all-trades is a master of none, the TNW ASR was designed from the start to be more things to more people, and it succeeds. Within the range limitations of pistol calibers, it’s a capable performer in self-defense and small- and large-game hunting roles, and it may well be the best survival carbine available to today. By switching barrels and sometimes magazines, bolt heads and trigger groups (actually a complete lower-receiver assembly), this rifle…