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The Complete Survivalist Magazine – Issue #1

I received the first issue of the new magazine – The Complete Survivalist.

I am pretty impressed. Lots of good and relevant information for the first issue. When I first picked it up it felt a little thin. Flipping through the magazine pages were glossy and color was good. I sat down to read through the articles and that is where I was most impressed – there is some good information in there.

My favorite article was focused on antibiotics. Very informative on a subject that is very important in any long-term SHTF scenario. Fish antibiotics are discussed and sourcing them.

There is also a good book review on American Apocalypse which I now plan on purchasing.

Next was a great article discussing the value of “currency in a post-collapse world”. Much like me – the author feels that gold and silver has limited if any value in survival preps for such an event. The focus should being tangibles.

Preparedness guru James T.Stevens provides a great article that I summarize as discussing the philosophy of preparedness. He covers self-reliance, self-sufficiency, preparedness,  and the differences between them. Good article.

I am looking forward to more issues coming out – well worth the subscription price.

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3 comments to The Complete Survivalist Magazine – Issue #1

  • Crimson Wolf

    On buying American Apocalypse. Someone did a review at a site I go to. He like the first one pretty well. He said this:

    “I was initially enamored with the economic collapse part of the first book. I overlooked the poorly written story, bad grammar, and spelling errors. By the second book it is clear that the author is a Leftist who gets all his information from the Left Wing Blog, Calculated Risk, that features prominent Left thinkers like Paul Krugman. The characters get their military tactics from online shoot em up video games like “Halo” whatever that is.

    The main character evolves into a serial killer that kills scores of “rednecks,” “peckerwoods,” policemen, US military soldiers, and Homeland Security guys. The character takes particular relish in gouging out the eyes of wounded US servicemen, and shooting overweight white women.”

    Maybe you should get it through your library before spending money on what could be waste.

  • desertrat

    American Survivalist, and [then] competition, along with subsequent endeavors revived? Some were quite well written and good until ‘liability’ became an issue.

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