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Viktos Operatus XP Jeans Review: A Kick in the Pants

The world we live in seems to be crumbling around us these days. I want a pair of jeans that allows me to carry everything I need to deal with unforeseen events, without advertising my preparedness to every passerby. I need to wear these jeans for work and chores. They need to be functional....


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Protector Symposium 2020: Protect What Matters Most

How would you define yourself in a single word? Perhaps it’s a family title — mom, dad, husband, or wife. Or maybe it’s a professional title that represents your life’s work, such as soldier, officer, firefighter, or doctor. There’s one term that encompasses each of these titles, and likely applies to every one of...


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Press Release: Premier Body Armor’s New STRATIS Level IV Plates

We've started spending more time with Body Armor and plate carriers here on OFFGRID in the last months, and if you look at the numbers, that has been reflected by the country as a whole over the last year. Although it can be a daunting subject to breach into from the outside, sometimes that...


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Best Ham Radio | Top Choices To Amateur Radios You Can Use

Having the best ham radio is useful in case of an emergency when phones and the internet aren’t available. Here’s a guide to help you select the best amateur radio depending on your budget or experience level. RELATED: Ham Radio Training: The Serious Survivalist’s Most Critical “Life-Line” Top 11 Ham Radios on the Market | Best...


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Ice Fishing 101 | Everything You Need To Know

Before you head over to the nearest frozen lakes with your ice fishing buddies, make sure you’re properly equipped with the correct tools, skills, and knowledge. Keep reading for crucial tips every angler should know to have a fun, safe fishing trip! RELATED: 5 Unconventional Fishing Techniques Top 15 Essential Ice Fishing Pointers Anglers Need to...


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EDC Belt, Range Belt, and War Belt Setups

Humans have been making clothing with built-in pockets since at least 1200 AD, when our ancestors started cutting slits in their tunics to access coin purses or keys stashed in their undergarments. However, the concept of storing tools on a belt is far older than that of carrying them in our clothes. The frozen...


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Strength in Numbers

I once heard a very interesting, if not somewhat grim, outlook on interpersonal conflict from a soldier I served with. Roughly remembered, it goes something like this: “All things being equal, tactical advantage goes to he who cares the least about what he cares about the most.” I imagine this has to be the mindset...


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Paracord Knots And Hitches | How To Make Paracord Hitches

Secure those tents and save your life with these paracord knots and hitches for beginners. RELATED: Make Your Own Compound Bow with Just a Few Supplies In this article: Why You Need to Learn How to Knot the Paracords Simple Paracord Hitches You Can Learn Today Supplies You Need Two Half-Hitches The Tautline Hitch The Slippery Hitch The Trucker’s Hitch Simple Paracord Knots for...


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Snow Worries: 7 Survival Tips for Hiking in Winter

When people think of winter, they think of holidays, family, snowmen, and skating. What can be a fun time can also become a disaster if you’re ill prepared. Things that seem trivial the rest of the year can become a life-or-death scenario when the mercury plunges. Sometimes a sudden emergency becomes a double whammy...


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Winter Wheels: Preparing Your Vehicle for Cold Weather

This article originally appeared in Issue 6 of our magazine. Plowing headlong into a snow drift was not exactly what you had in mind when you set off in your car that evening. Nor were you expecting the blizzard that caused this unscheduled stop, since the forecast had only called for flurries. But Mother Nature had...


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