SURVIVALIST Mag

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by Legion489, Oct 12, 2012.


  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    The new Survivalist Magazine is out and should be out to subscribers in the next week or two. Many of my mags seem to be taking their own sweet time getting here and I called and was told the PO is shipping magazines and any thing other than 1st class mail when they feel like it, so it might be two weeks or more after it is mailed before it gets here.

    This is the energy issue and should be a good one. Go to Survivalist.com to see the cover and list of articles.
     
  2. Jeff13

    Jeff13 Monkey

    They will scam you out of your money! Poorly managed and zero customer service. They took my money and never sent me anything, nor did they "turn on" the promised options on their site to view older issues and white papers. Many people are complaining that the same has happened to them.

    Anyway, save your money... all you need is already free on the internet.
     
  3. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Can't see why I would need them when all the same info is available on or through this forum. And besides, they ain't got Chell to wax philosophical on your chosen subject.;)
     
  4. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    Issue #7 of the Survivalist magazine arrived yesterday .... looks good

    main topic concerns alternative power .... DIY generator and battery build .... solar power .... steam engine .... bio diesel .... wind turbine .... alternative heating .....

    someone questioned about the promise of digital back issues .... looks like they are now available .... www.survivalist.com ..... the first 6 issues + the current #7 are supposed to be on-line ..... 30+ survival guides as well
     
  5. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Finally got my SURVIVALIST MAG. Read it cover to cover. GREAT INFO! I know Mike Brown, so it was good to see him in print. For $10 you can get all the back issues on Kindle/reader AND the e-books! Now THAT is a bargain!!
     
  6. tc556guy

    tc556guy Monkey++

    ARe they a bargain though? Whats the quality of the articles like?
     
  7. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    OK, I've posted this before, but here goes. The first mag was sent out "free" (you paid $2 FOR s&h) and was exactly as I expected - trash. The second was slightly better, but not much. I know a lot of survivalist writers like Corcceigh Green (well know homesteader, survivalist writer and teacher), Glenn Boman (southern outdoor writer), Tom Icom (various hacker mags), Kurt Saxon (personal friend, wrote PMJB, Survivalist, etc), Doug Bell (Live Free, Gun Week, Am. Handgunner, gunsmith), Mike Brown (steam engine expert/builder, Bible expert, biker), etc., etc. I wrote the mag and told them if they wanted to get issue three out they needed to get some good writers and contact the people above to write for them. They finally did and the articles improved 100% each issue as they weeded out the people who helped get them started and up and running, but had no idea what they were talking about. A couple of issues back they had and article called "How to Make a Surplus Rifle A Sharpshooter" or some such BS. The article was worthless. The guy drives up to the plant where they put a pipe over the barrel and pour in plastic. OK, so far so good. He shoots a couple of their rifles and reports it works great! Really? How did HE know?! How did the rifles shoot before? No idea! Did he have a rifle he tried? No. Use of article? NONE! That guy was finally weeded out and an actual gunsmith/reloader took his place who actual "went and done" and tries this stuff and then reports on it.

    Right now they are offer the "Best" of the articles for free on Kindle/etc and that is a bargain as well.
     
  8. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+



    so you have accomplished something I've never been able to do .... put a price tag $$$ on information .... looks like you are at a measly under $20 figure .... I've been prepping my entire life, it's a heritage thing .... shooting 50+ yrs and hunting even longer .... always more things to learn .... new prepper type items on the market .... advice from a professional in a particular field ..... if an entire year's subscription, of a magazine like Survivalist, gives me even a sliver of information, I consider it a bargain ....

    before you trash a source, offer people an alternative ..... name another prepper magazine? .... one better?
     
  9. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    so you have accomplished something I've never been able to do .... put a price tag $$$ on information .... looks like you are at a measly under $20 figure .... I've been prepping my entire life, it's a heritage thing .... shooting 50+ yrs and hunting even longer .... always more things to learn .... new prepper type items on the market .... advice from a professional in a particular field ..... if an entire year's subscription, of a magazine like Survivalist, gives me even a sliver of information, I consider it a bargain ....

    before you trash a source, offer people an alternative ..... name another prepper magazine? .... one better?
    <:ASIDE>Illini
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    <:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE>Intersting. Where did I say $20? Where did I put ANY price on information? So you have been prepping your intire life? OK, so what? Shooting 50+ years? OK, so what? Always more to learn? True. I'm sorry, but your post makes absolutely no sense and seems like mindless rambling<:ASIDE><:ASIDE>.<:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE>
    <:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE>If you had read the thread at all you would see I HIGHLY recommend the SURVIVALIST magazine and have since they started getting writers who have a clue what they are talking about. Writers I recommended to them by the way, all writers I know personally. Where did I trash the SURVIALIST mag? The first few issues were truely bad, horrible in fact, but then it was trying to get up and running and they had to give the people who got them up and running a chance. Unfortunately none of the writers were either survivalists or writers, both of which they needed to get the SURVIVALIST mag worth reading. Since they did that, it has improved 100% each issue. They should be out in the Barnes and Noble and other lamestream book/magazine stores starting in January with issue 8. Of course when I went to the local B&N and asked if the store would be carrying the SURVIVALIST the owner told me they "didn't allow THAT sort of magazine in HIS store!" and recommended a B&N 60 miles away! If you haven't seen the SURVIVALIST magazine, this should be your chance to go look at it before you buy. For a few "measly" bucks you can buy one issue or you can get a sub. I recommend the sub if you are wondering.<:ASIDE><:ASIDE>
    <:ASIDE><:ASIDE>As to other "better" survival magazines currently, there aren't any. Sure there are other "survivalist" mags out there, but one "self reliance" mag had an article on "cowboy coffee" in the current issue: boil water, crush coffee beans, add to water. THAT WAS IT! Do they really think that their readers need three pages of print and photos to boil water, crush coffee beans and add to water?! Apparently so as they published it.<:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE><:ASIDE>The only other magazine that is/was better is the now long out of print INDEPENDENT AMERICAN ONLINE MAGAZINE which became the print LMI MAGAZINE before folding. Now THAT was a great magazine! Send $20 to NORTHWOODS TRADERS, POB 21, Fernwood, ID 83830 for a CD with all issues of both magazines. Yeah I had a sub to it and have the CD too. HIGHLY recommended!
     
  10. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Finally got the #8 issue of SURVIVALIST. Ain't the PO wonderful? GREAT ISSUE! Lots of good info there and well worth the money for a sub. They are "available" at Barnes and Noble, but the limp wrist owner at the local B&N told me he "won't allow THAT sort of magazine in MY (his) store!" about a year ago when I asked about it. Since all B&Ns have to carry what the HQ tells them to, and since Survivalist paid big bucks to get in the B&N stores, the local leftist has them hidden in current events when I went to see if they were carrying it now. I even asked and then almost couldn't find it! The salesman also said they were selling very well, so SOMEONE must want good info!

    The LMI on disk with all issues of the INDEPENDENT AMERICAN and LMI ($20 from NORTHWOODS TRADERS, POB 21, FERNWOOD, ID 83830) is the ONLY thing better than the SURVIVALIST. Just got the current Self Reliance Illustrated but haven't cracked a cover so can't say what it looks like yet.
     
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus


    Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would ever become a website selling point.
     
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  12. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    The #9 issue of SURVIVALIST is listed as "being shipped" on the website. Also SUPPOSED to be "front and center" at Barnes and Noble. I went to see if they had the #8 issue at the local B&N (where the limp wrister told me he wouldn't allow "that sort of magazine in MY store" and they had it, had it hidden of course. Even after I asked, I had quite a time finding it!)
     
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    me neither.;)
     
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