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American Survival Guide ASG Bug Out - February 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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United States
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Engaged Media
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february—the calendar’s no-man’s land

It’s squarely in the middle of winter, and it is usually cold, but it often teases us with warmer days and hints of what spring might be like. The sun is still scarce, even if we are seeing a few more minutes of daylight as we slowly plod on to March and the beginning of spring. Most years, by sometime in February, we’re ready for winter’s dreary shroud to be lifted so we can start to thaw, get outside and banish the snow shovel and rock salt to the back of the garage again. Unless you’re one of those who has an affinity for this time of the year, the anticipation of longer and warmer days filled with working and roaming in the outdoors rivals a child’s eagerness for the arrival…

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new products

The first couple of months of the year are often cold and gloomy. The glitz and glamour of the holiday season are past, and springtime seems months away. It can be tempting to just hunker down and hibernate until the world thaws out or you reach the end of Netflix—whichever comes first. The thing is, those trails you loved in the summer and fall are still there. And many of them look amazing in the winter. Don’t be afraid to bundle up and get outside. Take some new gear with you, and see how it fares in the snow. Call it “research,” if it makes you feel better! 1 Ultimate Wilderness Gear Written by noted survival instructor Craig Caudill, Ultimate Wilderness Gear is a definitive guide to the equipment you need to…

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march of the drones

One of the problems of keeping pace with the development of drones—or, more formally speaking, “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs)—is that it is extraordinarily difficult to keep pace with new advances and uses. In fact, the ink will hardly be dry on this article before some new revolutionary development takes place in this remarkable field. MULTITUDES OF USES According to New Scientist magazine, the U.S. Army is looking to solve one of the biggest problems regarding drones: flight time. Drones of all shapes and sizes have different flight times. Some can only remain aloft for minutes, while others can loiter for weeks. The Pentagon is now looking to power its drones with lasers in a bid to keep them flying indefinitely. This is not as simple as it sounds. The magazine disclosed that one…

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military applications

Then come military uses, which are multiple, as displayed in a report that detailed the aggressive deployment of these miniature "flying machines." Israel recently disclosed significant advances by Palestinian Hamas units, with its military wing adopting a new tactic to get around Israeli scanners at the border crossing into the Gaza Strip. Palestinian militants disassemble drones into their component parts and then try to transport the smaller, less-detectable pieces through border crossings into the West Bank. The Israel Defense Forces backed its argument by displaying a drone that had been filled with explosives but crashed short of its objective. It was apparently meant to target Israeli soldiers serving along the Gaza border. Furthermore, The Economist magazine disclosed in its issue published on February 8, 2018, that homemade drones now threaten conventional armed…

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travel safely

It’s estimated that more than 7,000 Americans get locked up in overseas jails every year. There are an additional 2,500 Americans serving hard time in foreign prisons at any given time for crimes they were convicted of. So many of us assume our American rights and freedoms are somehow universally recognized. While our relative geographical and cultural isolation have allowed us and our way of life to flourish in many ways, they have also given many of our citizens—particularly the less informed and less worldly among us—a false sense of security, leaving them oblivious to the brutality, tyranny and oppression that exist just outside our borders. “GUILT” BY ASSOCIATION Another misconception many Americans have is that if they disagree with foreign policies of the current administration or if they announce their dislike…

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on thin ice!

In the winter, northern regions with lots of water features become vast fields of ice. Because the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, you might be tempted to cross that frozen lake rather than go around it. That’s fine if the ice is thick; but, if it’s not, there’s a risk of falling through the ice. If so, you’ll be in extremely cold water (and extremely big trouble). How thick must the ice be to sustain the average person’s weight? At least 4 inches for any reasonable activity such as walking or cross-country skiing. On a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle, at least 5 to 6 inches would be required. Always stay off ice that’s thought to be 3 inches thick or less, especially on warmer days, when ice…

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