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No Shortcuts Were Taken On The Victorinox Hunter Pro M Alox And Swiss Tool Spirit XC Plus Ratchet Multi-Tool. The Swiss Army Knife, often referred to as a “SAK,” is one of the most common tools on the planet. It seems that anywhere you go, you’ll see the...

How The Events Of 2020 Changed The Way Preppers Are Perceived Survivalists have been called worrywarts, overreactors and even downright paranoid and a bit crazy. But now, many of those perceptions have changed. Last year’s pandemic, coupled with social un...

Our goal here, at American Survival Guide, is to provide you with the information and advice you’ll need to survive any emergency situation. Everyone’s needs are different, so we’ve developed this expanded checklist to help simplify and organize your effo...

Thanks For Helping Us Celebrate Our 10TH PREPPER Manual! Welcome to the Spring/Summer edition of American Survival Guide’s Prepper Emergency Survival Manual! This is our 10th—and most informative—version of this manual, and we’re excited to share it...

Sow Thistle Offers Multiple Menu Options Found almost everywhere, this dandelion look-alike is equally as versatile. Name: SOW THISTLE (Sonchus oleraceus and other species) Sunflower family (Asteraceae)  DESCRIPTION Sow thistle is commonly mistaken f...

Anti-Tracking Escape And Evasion Techniques The ability to detect, read and follow both human and animal tracks represents a valuable means of developing a more conscious awareness of the outdoors. In the very same manner, the capability to reduce, camouf...

Rokka Knives’ Korpisoturi Blends Form, Function And Finesse For Bushcrafters. For me, the word, “puukko,” conjures images of World War II-era Finnish guerrilla fighters clad in white camouflage, living off the land and battling Soviet invaders. While the...

SURVIVAL TREES OF NORTHERN CLIMATES As a world traveler, I’ve come to accept that every beautiful place has a certain degree of danger that coexists with its wonders. An ordinary camping trip or backcountry adventure in the Pacific Northwest could easily...

KEEP YOUR HOME FIRE BURNING.   Editor’s Note: This is one of three sections about Fire we published on our Spring/Summer 2021 Prepper Manual. The other two sections are Light it Up! and The Flame Game.   Without a doubt, fire is one of our...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET THAT BLAZE GOING FAST   Editor’s Note: This is one of three sections about Fire we published on our Spring/Summer, 2021 Prepper Manual. The other two sections are It Starts With A Spark and The Flame Game.   The r...

HELPFUL HINTS FOR FIRE-MAKING   Editor’s Note: This is one of three sections about Fire we published on our Spring/Summer 2021 Prepper Manual. The other two sections are It Starts With A Spark and Light it Up!.   The point of survival prepa...

BE READY FOR ANY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH THIS GAME KNIFE When the mercury drops and the shadows grow longer at about 4 p.m., it’s a sure sign that “Old Man Winter” is here. The combination of building my winter camp, cooking hearty meals outdoors and havin...

Expert Advice For The Home Gardener—Part 2 In this article’s first installment, which appeared in the January 2021 issue of American Survival Guide, I identified many of the “best” food plants for one’s yard or garden. Obviously, there are many variables...

Select The Best Plants To Include In Your Home Garden Editor’s Note: Be sure to read the second part of this two-part article about selecting the best plants for your home garden. During a seminar, one of the students asked, “What are the ‘best’ plants fo...

PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS WITH SERIOUS SURVEILLANCE GEAR. Not all spies travel to exotic locations, drive premium sportscars or gamble away millions at the casino. The truth is that the “average Joe” might resort to using “spy” gear for a number of not-so-wo...

IS THIS THE CALM BEFORE THE PRICE-INCREASE STORM? The AR rifle has a lot of names with different meanings, depending on who is uttering the words. Politicians and media groups like to inaccurately call them “assault rifles” in their quest to have them ban...

Excellent Nutrition Can Be Part Of Your Backyard Food Supply. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is one of those plants that, at first, seems shrouded in mystery and history. The nutritional and medicinal claims seem to be overblown, and perhaps it doesn’t help t...

TU LAM SHARES HIS INNER WARRIOR WITH HIS STUDENTS Tu Lam is the epitome of many things—a loyal military member and a highly trained martial artist, weapons expert, firearm tactician, teacher and, finally, a soft-spoken and caring individual. However, word...

ANECDOTES, FACTS AND ADVICE FOR BEING SAFE AROUND VENOMOUS SNAKES We have had a plethora of medical alarms and concerns in the United States this past year, including measles, plague-infested fleas, devastating new STD infections and several mosquito-born...

USING YOUR TIME WISELY MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE SOMEDAY Time management is a term that is very popular in today’s fast-paced world of getting ahead. How many times have you heard, “There is just not enough time in a day”? Perhaps you have used it yourself. I kn...