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New Survival Gear in OFFGRID #45

DECKED Tool Box Compatibility: Select truck model years, including the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra MSRP: Starting at $700 URL: decked.com DECKED made a name for itself thanks to its innovative drawer systems, allowing drivers to securely stow tools, firearms, and valuables in their truck beds. Now the company’s revolutionizing vehicle storage once again with a fresh toolbox...

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Range Time Review: Simulated Shooting, Real Results

Developing any skill takes continuous practice. It’s only natural that someone who runs a mile daily will get in shape far faster than someone who does it a few times a month. Shooting is no different. However, due to ammo cost, weather, and other factors, many of us aren’t able to do as much...

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A Poor Man’s Guide to Knife Making

There’s no doubt that every RECOIL OFFGRID reader understands the importance of a well-constructed knife. It’s arguably the most valuable tool in any survival kit. Whether out of love of the blade or an innate desire for self-sufficiency, many have considered putting their own hands to the forge only to be dissuaded by the...

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IFAK vs Portable Medical Kit: Scaling Medical Gear

Battlefield medicine has made leaps and bounds through improved infrastructure and a near-universal deployment of the IFAK or Individual First Aid Kit.  As a result some lessons can be taken when considering both the rising civil unrest in cities like Minneapolis, as well as remaining prepared during more peaceful times. By taking an approach...

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Bag Loadout: Urban Communications Kit

As an electrical contractor with an interest in emergency preparedness, I’ve realized that there are a variety of events that could interfere with our normal communications infrastructure — if the internet and cell service go down, things can get chaotic quickly. If there’s total loss of power, it’s only going to get worse. As...

New Survival Gear in OFFGRID #45

DECKED Tool Box Compatibility: Select truck model years, including the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra MSRP: Starting at $700 URL: decked.com DECKED made a name for itself thanks to its innovative drawer systems, allowing drivers to securely stow tools, firearms, and valuables in their truck beds. Now the company’s revolutionizing vehicle storage once again with a fresh toolbox...


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Spy Week with Jason Hanson: Survival Lessons from a Former CIA Officer

You’re standing in line at a crowded consulate in a foreign country when you get a sinking sensation that you’ve been flagged to be detained. As you begin to slink away toward the lobby, an agent calls out to you. You calmly and deliberately take stock of your situation, noting several Marines posting security...


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6 DIY Reflector Ovens that are Easy to Make

A reflector oven is an antique cooking apparatus that are seeing resurgence today thanks to its adaptability, convenience, and overall efficiency. These used to be a staple for every work camp and an awful lot of kitchens across the nation, but as their use was replaced by modern contrivances, it looked like these handy contraptions...


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Have You Prepared Your Kids for Surviving?

How do you prepare your kids for surviving? As parents and adults, it is your duty to introduce the kids to the preparedness activities at a young age. The reality of the situation is that most people who are faced with survival aren’t faced with it alone. You have a family which makes the task...


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Range Time Review: Simulated Shooting, Real Results

Developing any skill takes continuous practice. It’s only natural that someone who runs a mile daily will get in shape far faster than someone who does it a few times a month. Shooting is no different. However, due to ammo cost, weather, and other factors, many of us aren’t able to do as much...


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A Poor Man’s Guide to Knife Making

There’s no doubt that every RECOIL OFFGRID reader understands the importance of a well-constructed knife. It’s arguably the most valuable tool in any survival kit. Whether out of love of the blade or an innate desire for self-sufficiency, many have considered putting their own hands to the forge only to be dissuaded by the...


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IFAK vs Portable Medical Kit: Scaling Medical Gear

Battlefield medicine has made leaps and bounds through improved infrastructure and a near-universal deployment of the IFAK or Individual First Aid Kit.  As a result some lessons can be taken when considering both the rising civil unrest in cities like Minneapolis, as well as remaining prepared during more peaceful times. By taking an approach...


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Bag Loadout: Urban Communications Kit

As an electrical contractor with an interest in emergency preparedness, I’ve realized that there are a variety of events that could interfere with our normal communications infrastructure — if the internet and cell service go down, things can get chaotic quickly. If there’s total loss of power, it’s only going to get worse. As...


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