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American Survival Guide

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sgt Nambu, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey, I just picked up a new copy of American Survival Guide Magazine. I did not know that they were back in publication (with new editors and publisher). I read this mag from the late '60s (Shooters Survival Guide) through the '90s. When publication ceased. I haven't read it yet but I'm curious as to how it compares with the earlier versions and if it is well written, researched and is informative. I used to really enjoy them! Wonder if any of you have read the new issues and what you think.
     
  2. DireWolf

    DireWolf Oregon Active Member

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    It was an absolute waste of paper, IMO.

    Silly stuff, mostly.

    At the same time, I picked up issue #1 of American Frontiersman. Much, much better info, articles, and references.
     
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  3. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Liked that mag back in the 90's. be sure to post up a review of the new version in comparison.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Eh! It should be titled "Better Homes and Campfires" with articles like "Five Emergency Items to Carry So You Can Be Back At The Ski Lodge In Time For Peppermint Schnaups!"
    Tip: Winter can be cold and unpredictable! Then they have "The Authors Expertise" at the end of an article, with two paragraphs that inform us that he does seminars and writes, and is putting together a three day workshop! Not a word about what he does or is an expert on! No real resemblance to the old mag and no politics at all! Firearms section was minuscule. Don't waste your money. $8.99 by the way!

    PS: Okay, looking at backpacks and saw mine (Alp Mountaineering)! This changes everything! Great magazine! Great read! Highly recommend!

    OK, no!

    PPS: Another thought about this rag has struck me. If it appeals to Jim and Kim Urbanite (and it is slick and modern), a certain number of people will be drawn to prepping. Some of those will purchase firearms and a number of those will join the NRA,etc. "This black gun is amazing! I feel like I have a pair! No one is taking it away! Ever!" Every slick rag has a silver lining.
     
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  5. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Bummer, I treasure my old back issues. I still go back and read those.
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I know, they are a valuable resource, right? A lot of the articles are still relevant and even the ads are cool and informative. Those ads really kill me though, the gear, the prices! Most of this stuff is sold off or no longer manufactured now that I can afford it.
     
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    There was another Survival Mag in the 90's that competed w/ASG that was aimed at the Yuppie Demographic which did not have a pic of a gun on the cover, it lasted 2 years or so, in other words it ran out of investor money and was a failure from the get-go. I tossed out all my evile survival mags so I cannot give you the actual title.
    ASG was sold to a British holding company long ago, I guess it was resurected because of the sucess of Doomsday Preppers
     
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One that I remember from back when was Survive. Right! It intentionally stayed away from gun related articles, not a wise business plan!
     
  9. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range Well-Known Member

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  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    There was another short lived mag called Self Reliance?
     
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