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Review: Steambow AR-6 Stinger II Crossbow

Throughout history, the archer has been treated as a superior warrior, as his considerable training, physical strength, and expertise at the efficient operation of a traditional bow and arrow began when he was young and lasted most of his career as a warrior. He was envied, lionized, and celebrated by many ancient cultures —...


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Interview: John Correia of Active Self Protection (ASP)

Editor's Note: The following interview with John Correia of Active Self Protection (ASP) was recently published in Issue 63 of our sister publication Recoil magazine. We have followed John's YouTube channel for many years, and have witnessed the importance of preparedness exemplified countless times through the CCTV videos he analyzes. Read on for some...


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Coming Soon: Blade Show West in Salt Lake City

Knives are one of the most fundamental tools for any survival situation, but beyond that, they're invaluable for everyday tasks. We never leave home without a pocket knife, and many of you probably feel the same way. If you're interested in checking out some of the latest and greatest knives and tools from makers...


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The Basics of IV Fluids for Emergency Scenarios

The off-grid medic has to deal with lots of medical issues. Bleeding, broken bones, burns, and infections can lead to major challenges when you don’t have modern medical facilities at your beck and call. Many of these problems result in loss of fluids from the body. Oral rehydration will replace what’s lost, but what...


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New: OKC Ti22 Equinox Folding Knife

Top-shelf S35VN steel, a titanium frame-lock, a deep-carry pocket clip, and a smooth-opening flipper mechanism — these are all ingredients found on many of our favorite pocket knives. However, many big-name knives with these features also carry prices in the $300 to $400 range. Ontario Knife Co (OKC) has released a new folding knife...


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Video: FedEx Truck Tiny Home Conversion

The concept of recycling isn't just about dropping off empty bottles and cans — it's about taking an item that has reached the end of its service life, and rebuilding it into something new. That's exactly what Jonathan Norris did with this old FedEx delivery truck, which he bought at auction for only $3,500....


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What If You’re in the Middle of a Terrorist Attack?

The recent declassification of documents seized during the Bin Laden raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, revealed some alarming information about future attacks al-Qaeda was planning on U.S. soil. Strategies included bombing trains as well as chartering aircraft for suicide missions, rather than hijacking them. This is only a fraction of what’s been publicly disclosed about...


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Forbidden Fruit: Maltec Land Cruiser Overland Truck

As Americans, we take great pride in our unique national treasures. The Bill of Rights, National Parks, baseball, barbecue, rock and roll — the list goes on. In addition, our cultural melting pot has given us access to a huge variety of iconic creations from foreign shores; we didn’t invent pizza or tacos, but...


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Infographic: Backyard Gardening Tips for Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Emergency preparedness isn't just about turning your home into an unassailable fortress with perimeter defenses and an arsenal of weapons — if this is all you focus on, your home might end up feeling like a prison you made for yourself. You should also prioritize ways to make your home into a sanctuary. Backyard...


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Situational Awareness Evaluation: Part 1

Editor's Note: The following article on situational awareness was written by Yousef Badou, the founder of Emergence, a company that offers behavioral analysis and threat identification training to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more on Yousef's background, read our interview “Predatory Premonition” from Issue 37 of Offgrid magazine. Yousef in one of Saddam’s...


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