Prepper & Shooter Magazine #2

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Prepper & Shooter Magazine is a fairly new addition to the survival newsstand. Issue #2 was just published in the last few weeks. I missed the premier issue, though I did search for it after a few of my readers mentioned it to me. I found this issue at Barnes & Noble.

My first impression is P&S shows a lot of promise, but I don’t know that they’re quite there yet. The magazine is not quite as polished as the others in this niche. This isn’t a big deal, not in the grand scheme of things, but it is obvious the folks behind the scenes are still finding their way, so to speak, as to layout and such.

There are 17 full articles running through the 77 pages of the magazine. On top of those, we have 5 shorter review type pieces. The information to advertising ratio is very good, with far more actual articles than ads.

Here are a few of the articles I found most interesting.

Survival Kit Sheath Platform by Andrew Blanchard
As someone who has made similar kits a time or two, I was very interested to see how someone else turned their knife sheath into an actual survival kit. Blanchard has some great ideas here, though I would have liked to see a few more pictures of his kit.

Your Local Emergency Management Agency as a Prepper Resource by Scot Loveland
This article talks about something I’ve touched on several times–using government resources as an aid to your prepping, rather than just seeing them as the enemy.

How to Listen to Shortwave Radio in Your Vehicle by Shortwave Sam
While most experienced ham operators already know this stuff, the instructions given for setting up a portable unit in your vehicle are great for folks just starting out.

An Interview with Survivor Jane by Tara Dodrill
This was probably my favorite piece in the magazine. Many of us are fans of Survivor Jane, myself included, though I admittedly didn’t know a whole lot about her on a personal level. This interview serves as a great introduction to this truly wonderful woman.

Hearthside Cooking and Baking Basics by Margie Thompson
If I had to guess, I’d say there are likely far more fireplaces than wood stoves in homes across the country. While fireplaces don’t work quite as well as wood stoves when it comes to home heating or cooking, the latter can be accomplished fairly well with a bit of know how. In this article, we are given some great insight on how to do it right.

Bugout by Bicycle by Kendall Rush
This is another must-read. Many of us have a bike as part of our overall survival plans but how many have actually tried to bug out using one? Here, Rush details his experience with doing a dry run, which didn’t quite go as expected.

There are also articles on guerilla gardening, emergency alert radios, oil of oregano, and several other topics.

My overall opinion? As I said at the outset, I think Prepper & Shooter Magazine shows a lot of promise. I enjoyed several of the articles in this issue and will definitely be picking up the next one.

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