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Survivor's EdgeSurvivor's Edge

Survivor's Edge March/April 2019

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

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Athlon Media Group
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6 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
the mental state

A lot of times media sources in the emergency preparedness industry focus on gear and equipment and skills and lessons needed to help you through a disaster or unplanned situation where your life is at risk. These are good things, of course. Without skills, know-how, or reliable equipment, survival is made that much more difficult. Being prepared is the exercises we do to better handle stressful situations. We plan for failure. We plan for disaster. We focus on the various possible outcomes of any given circumstance and then surround ourselves with information, technology, and gear that will better our station during those trying times. Having a plan can help you stay calm and feel more in control, especially when you might not have any control over a stressful situation. However, you…

2 min.
springtime pack gear

1. TRAVERSE Mini-Kit SPECS AND FEATURES: DURABLE CONTAINMENT TIN LIGHTWEIGHT, ONLY 6.1 OUNCES APPLICABLE TO THE FOUR MAJOR SURVIVAL CATEGORIES DIMENSIONS: 6.25 × 4 × 1.5 INCHES SURVIVEOUTDOORSLONGER.COM MSRP: $20.00 2. WILLIAMS Tactical Key SPECS AND FEATURES: PERSONAL DEFENSE TOOL PHILIPS SCREWDRIVER HEAD WELL-BALANCED HANDLE SECURES TO AN ORDINARY KEYCHAIN CRKT.COM MSRP: $9.99 3. BURN-PROOF Work Cloth SPECS AND FEATURES: FLAME RESISTANT UP TO 800 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT LANYARD UPGRADE OPTION BLACK GLOSS GROMMET HOLE 2-LAYER KEVLAR WOVEN CLOTH, 10 BY 10 INCHES IN SIZE SUPRESSESTRAPS.COM MSRP: $60.00 4. CRKT Freyr Axe SPECS AND FEATURES: PROMINENT USEFUL BEARD DESIGN HOT FORGED 1055 CARBON STEEL TENNESSEE HICKORY HANDLE BLADE LENGTH: 4.528 INCHES (115.01MM) CRKT.COM MSRP: $99.99 5. OUTDOOR EDGE Onyx-Lite SPECS AND FEATURES: BLADE STEEL: JAPANESE 420J2 STAINLESS BLADE: 3.0” / 7.6 CM OVERALL: 6.8” / 17.4 CM WEIGHT: 1.9OZ / 55G OUTDOOREDGE.COM MSRP: $28.95 6. GRIM Survival Kit SPECS AND FEATURES: DOZENS OF USEFUL ITEMS SURGICAL…

6 min.
i survived

Loyal Underdog Pint - sized pooch saves woman from vicious black bear attack! It was early evening when 51-year-old Melinda LeBarron went out on the porch with her Chihuahua, affectionately called Bear, for a quick smoke. She knew that her neighbors had seen a black bear with cubs in the area, but the early winter air was chilly and, after all, most bears were already hibernating. But it wasn’t long before LeBarron heard her pup bark a warning. “The next thing she knew, she was on the ground getting slammed around,” said her son of the incident. A black bear had sliced into LeBarron’s scalp and was now dragging her into the woods. LeBarron began to fight back with everything she had. “She was punching the bear and everything.” But the bear wouldn’t stop,…

6 min.
• the intelligence choice

North Americans have access to virtually infinite sources of growing print and electronic information. Exploiting this excess can lead to being well informed or to experiencing information overload. We read, view and hear news often during a day, yet for acquiring actionable intelligence—relevant, practical and timely—quality beats quantity. But how important is timely intelligence? Perhaps the first question to ask is “Why do you need timely intelligence at all?” You have a garden, water-purification gear, stored food, a generator, trade goods, plus guns and ammunition for defense. You’ve also determined the disaster scenarios that you’re likely to encounter in your location; you’ve sacrificed luxuries to get where you are. But timely intelligence is key to surviving when events become critical. And because intel is precious and perishable, you’ll need to stay…

1 min.
the intelligence cycle

PLANNING AND DIRECTION: Establish your intelligence requirements and plan intelligence activities accordingly. The planning and direction step is the basis for the following steps in the cycle. This portion of the process includes determining the information needed, deciding how to collect it, and establishing a timetable for collecting it. COLLECTION: Gather raw data required to prepare a finished product using available intelligence sources. Sources of raw data include news reports, aerial imagery, satellite imagery, and government and public documents. In addition to these sources, information can be taken from law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies and the private sector. Collection’s purpose is to meet the defined tactical or strategic goal. PROCESSING AND EXPLOITATION: Convert raw data, regardless of medium, into a comprehensible format that’s usable for producing the finished product. This step…

14 min.
your new “plus one”

Survival. It’s something we are all concerned about, especially if you find yourself in a situation were everything starts to go south. And it doesn’t have to be anything nefarious to do with politics or foreign governments (not that it can’t happen or hasn’t, that’s how world wars start). But nature can be just as deadly and even less predictable. Life can send you on a path never expected. If you are prepared for the unexpected you have amassed a small assortment of items for survival in the field. The obvious knives, a handgun and ammunition, and probably a carbine or takedown rifle that is easy to pack in your gear or “Go Bag”. The idea has been floated for years that among the basic weapons for survival should also be…