“Happy To Survive” Magazine on iTunes E-Magazine

I have been ebook fanboy since I got my first Kindle. These days I refuse to buy or read paper books. Since getting an iPad the only paper magazines I read are gun magazines, and I have been hoping I will be able to move those subscriptions to iTunes. A new iTunes Newsstand-only magazine has launched called “Happy To Survive“. It is a prepper magazine but is the closest thing to a gun magazine in the iTunes Store. If you have an IPad or iPhone you should check it out.

Hopefully in the near future they will also publish the magazine in the Google Play Store.





Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Charles222

    Installed on my iPad. What kind of masochist freak would want to read a magazine on an iPhone’s 3.5 inch screen is beyond me, though. :p

  • valkrie

    Great recommendation. I thought I’d share some other magazines you can get on an iPad that are gun related (I’ve spent a quite some time looking). You can get Recoil, Outdoor Life, and Field and Stream directly off Newstand (Recoil being vastly superior to the others for pure firearms press).

    also, you can get issues of SWAT off of Zinio newstand (an app free for download on itunes). for some reason i cant find SWAT magazine by searching in the app, but if you search on Zinio’s website sure enough its there. Just buy an issue through their website and next time you load the app itll show the magazine issue available for download. I have a print subscription, but often times I’ll buy the digital to cut down on travel weight.

  • noob

    android and kindle users should clamour for this!

    I hope that tfb stays free though :p

  • gunslinger

    my wife and i got kindles to save on books. but when we can get a new hardback book for less than an ebook, it’s hard to justify going straight to digital. but that’s a different argument than guns…

    • Charles222

      …where the hell are you shopping that hardcover books cost less than ebooks?

  • Spanky

    Why would I want to “buy” an ebook that may or may not allow me to loan “my” book to a friend, and if it is on the may said, it is usually a one time loan. Sounds more like renting to me.

    • DrewN

      If you use the Calibre program you can import books from your kindle or overdrive (library format) folders and then do anything you want with them. We have Sony readers but I just buy books from the Amazon kindle-for-pc selection (or check them out from the public library) then import and convert them to epub for my reader. The original copy stays in the kindle folder unchanged. I don’t lend them personally, but you could easily. I just like to put books on all my devices at the same time so I always have them with me, and so I can “return” the library copies faster so folks aren’t waiting on them.