We deliver a diverse collection of information in every issue of American Survival Guide. Rather than dedicate an issue to a single topic, we believe you’re better served by seeing articles that cover a variety of subjects each month. This issue is a good example.
With Al J. Venter’s article on the security situation in Israel (see page 12 of this issue) and surrounding areas, we bring to light some aspects of this well-known and constant struggle against the threat of terrorism and wanton violence—a situation we hope never makes its way here. Even so, it is one we need to be familiar with.
if you own a knife, be sure to check out Christopher Nyerges' feature about ace Socal blade sharpener Julio Toruno, who has sharpened many thousands of blades and is happy to share his secrets for success (page 44).
Dana Benner’s interview with Christopher Nyerges, a self-reliance educator for many decades, provides some insights on how Christopher became the legendary resource he is (page 36). Hopefully, it provides some motivation for more of us to engage with our environment as a way to become more independent of technology and the support we get from outside sources.
This issue also wraps up Michael D’angona’s informative and entertaining three-part conversation with Creek Stewart (page 62). In this piece, we get to know a bit more about Creek, the person, and realize that he’s not unlike most of us. He is a curious and determined person who’s intent on learning and sharing skills that can keep us alive when our world goes sideways. (Creek just happens to do this on a national scale.)
One of my favorite pieces is Jim Jeffries’ dive into the complex and fascinating world of batteries (page 20). We all use them, and we’ll probably learn that we can be more efficient and effective in our reliance on these little marvels.
The 30-plus products displayed in our “New Products” and “Gear Guide” sections are complemented by three great product reviews that shed some light on a few essential products.
Sean Curtis had some fun in the boonies putting three Abraham and Moses knives to the test (page 54). Reuben Bolieu took some time out of his endless tour of the world to show us the benefits of some Überleben camp gear (page 28); and Larry Schwartz’s hands-on review of Survival Archery Systems’ new Atmos takedown bow will have you taking another look at adding a stringed weapon to your arsenal (page 88).
In William Cowper’s 1785 poem, “The Task,” he writes that, “variety’s the very spice of life.” I agree. If you do, as well, I suggest you take some time to check out American Survival Guide’s website: ASGMAG.COM. There, you’ll find an even more diverse collection of topics and writers whose works number almost 500 as this issue is published (with more coming all the time). Easily navigated and searched, you’ll have access to a huge archive of articles from past ASG issues, as well as new features and how-tos that can only be found on our website.
This resource is growing almost daily, and we trust you will find many useful facts, tips and tricks to make your prepping more efficient and successful while also providing you with some inspiring stories of how others overcame adversity in terrible circumstances.
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