American Survival Guide

Four suggested knives for the prepper kitchen In the world of survivalism and prepping, we’re always talking about bug-out bags, weapons and such. We also talk about finding food, whether it’s via hunting, fishing or foraging. What we don’t often talk abo...

Solar-powered Gear That Improves Your Situation A sunny day could mean much more to you than you might realize. Yes, the sun provides you with warmth, light and, in most situations, a rain-free experience while outside. But, when worst-case scenarios come...

Make Range Time More Effective With These Incredible Apps. If you’re reading this magazine, chances are that, like me, you have a strong appreciation for firearms. And, as with most gun aficionados, when it comes time to spend money on firearms, much of o...

Flashlights For Everyday Carry   Whether you’ve dropped your phone in a darkened movie theater or are trying to find a way out of an unlit alleyway in the dead of night, a flashlight of any size will be a welcome tool to employ. Situations like this,...

Everyday Carried Accessories If you emptied out your pockets right now, what would you find? Perhaps a wallet and smartphone? Maybe a set of house keys? There are many pocket-appropriate accessories that compliment any type of lifestyle. Some accesso...

Practice Might Not Make Perfect, But it’s Still Your Best Bet. Planning, especially effective planning, is the art of determining what you want or need to do and then thinking through each task so you know ahead of time what you’ll do. If you want to be e...

American Survival Guide is always on the lookout for the best new gear for our readers. This month, we’re happy to bring you a variety of new firearms, knives, camping gear and survival equipment. Whether you’re looking for gear to defend your loved ones,...

Drones Can Be a Prepper’s Force-multiplier. Top-secret security clearance isn’t required to know that the U.S. military regularly utilizes highly advanced “unmanned aerial systems” (UAS), also known as “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs), to conduct long-ra...

Easy and Effective to Shoot, Consider These Three Crossbows for Your Survival Game Plan. I didn’t know what to expect. On my first shot, I was startled. On my second shot, I was impressed. After that, I was downright cocky. These crossbows were too easy.

Here are 6 of Our Most Informative Wildfire Articles   1. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE ARE HEALTH RISKS: WILDFIRES COULD CAUSE MORE PREMATURE DEATHS With more wildfires taking place in the Western U.S., scientists say the smoke they produce could...

Using Cisterns to Secure a Large Water Supply Wherever you might find yourself, in whatever situation, you will need water. Even if you have a source of water, you will need some way to store that water—not only for the short term, but for the long term,...

How to Vanish Without a Trace Changes can happen in a person’s life, sometimes by no fault of their own, where they’ve realized that in order to survive another day, they must completely disappear. This doesn’t mean they can merely slip under the radar fo...

U.S. Army Special Forces SERE School Lessons You Can Use In last month’s American Survival Guide, I wrote an article describing the history and mission of the U.S. Army Special Forces SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) School and some of the...

Main Battle Tank Power in a Sports Car Chassis I like punching concentric holes at ridiculous distances just as much as the next gun nerd. However, there is really no imaginable circumstance wherein we might be called upon to do that for real. No matter t...

Security Products That Help Build Your Home Defense  Security will always be more about personal preparedness, knowledge and awareness than about gear. However, there are plenty of products that can bolster and compound our knowledge, skills and abil...

Life-saving Basics of Hemorrhage Control Whether times are good or bad, everything from everyday accidents to massive disasters can cause injuries and deaths. Some are natural events, such as hurricanes and tornadoes; others are man-made, such as terror a...

A History and Advisory About Tactical Clothing Today you can’t walk into most gun shops or head to the shooting range without seeing most everyone decked out in tactical clothing. However, while much of it has a paramilitary look, a lot of the clothing si...

Gear-up to Stay Hydrated There is tons of useful water-related gear available. It is commonly said that you can survive up to three days without water. However, you really don’t want to be a test case. Access to clean water makes everything else in a cris...

Organization and Preparation are the Keys to Surviving Disasters I watched as Hurricane Harvey rolled over the Houston area and Hurricane Irma destroyed parts of Florida. Then, it was Hurricane José making its way up the East Coast, swerving out to sea j...

How to Make a DIY Fire Kit Of all the different components that go into a properly packed bug-out bag, get-home bag or just an extensive survival kit, the fire gear is, to many, the most fun. We survival types do love making fire, don’t we? Being able to...