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Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
Survival Life and Managing Editor ‘Above Average’ Joe have published the most recent Digital Newsletter with important information on survival fitness, Mesquite trees, and hatchets.
The main article comes from contributor Van Becker, an ACE-certified personal trainer with a master’s in Human Performance. Becker covers the topic of cardiovascular fitness, and explains why it is such a vital part of an overall survival plan.
“In an emergency the ability to think and react quickly, both mentally and physically is a matter of life and death,” wrote Becker. “”If your reactions are too slow or worse, no action is taken, your chances of surviving plummet.”
Becker shares a useful chart that helps people determine their ability to deliver oxygen to the body and use it for physical activities. "The higher the score, the more cardiovascular fit you are, and the increased ability for your body to handle the flight part of getting out of danger. Include knowing your fitness score and work on improving it so you can survive dangerous situations,” Becker recommended in the article.
In the Survival Tip of the Day article, Joe covers the wide-ranging uses for the Mesquite tree, a common plant found in the South and Southwest. Though considered a nuisance by some, Joe shares some valuable tips for making the most of a “fantastic and overlooked resource.”
“Mesquite gum was widely used to treat infection and irritation, sores, wounds, sunburn, and chapped skin. It is good restorative for dysentery, diarrhea, stomach and intestinal distress and hemorrhoids. It was also used as a treatment for lice, cough, sore throat, mouth sores, laryngitis, and painful teeth and gums,” said Joe in the article.
Finally, the last article in the Newsletter is the Practical Prepper section, where Joe reviews a recent addition to his survival arsenal. The “survival hatchet” he purchased at a flea market didn’t quite live up to its claim, and Joe explains why.
“I could tell when sharpening it that the metal had very poor craftsmanship. It took an edge fairly quickly but with my first few test strikes I could already see the axe head beginning to chip,” Joe wrote. “My particular model came with a wooden handle but after only 4 strikes, it shattered and fell off.”
Joe wanted to find something better and more useful, but said “I figured before I went out on a limb I would ask if any on you have used either of these or if you had any suggestions on a demo tool/ wrecking bar that will fit in my go bag.”
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