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Book Review: “Killer Across the Table” by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Premise: Criminal profiling has come a long way over the last several decades, both in terms of its investigative methods and prominence in pop culture. One name that stands out in this area of study is John Douglas. His FBI career not only brought him face to face with some of the most notorious...


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Profiling a Serial Killer

We often hear the expression “serial killer” in reference to a succession of crimes committed by depraved, shadowy figures. Their murders are often grotesque in nature, but the patterns exhibited in these crimes reveal characteristics of those behind the act. In this continuation of our profiling series, we aim to create a deeper understanding...


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Gray Man EDC Bag

As a federal agent for 12 years, I never knew if I’d be conducting surveillance, responding to a bomb threat, or meeting with a U.S. attorney. Defensive, medical, survival, and day-to-day gear had to be accounted for. My work has now shifted to consulting, but my desire to balance practicality and preparedness hasn’t diminished....


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Viktos ZERODARK MC Insulated Jacket Review

The Viktos Zerodark MC Insulated Jacket is the type of layering every adventurer should own. While that isn't to say the lightweight packable jacket is the lightest of weights or the smallest to pack, it fills a gap found all too often across those who engage with an aggressive profession. Thin enough to wear...


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Good Samaritan Laws and Third Party Defense

The decision of whether or not to intervene when someone else is falling victim to violence is only made more complicated by the multitude of unanswered questions that typically surround such a situational event. Often seated at the center is the question of whether or not doing so would be legal, or if you...


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AR Mag Pouch FaceOff: No One Size Fits All.

Considering the vast number of Veterans in the United States, and the manifold uses of America's Rifle, the evolution of AR-15 style mag pouches has followed both a linear and circular path. Linnear, in the effort to become lighter, with better retention, and bearing a lower profile, while Circular, in that we've seen the...


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AR Mag Pouch FaceOff: No One Size Fits All.

Considering the vast number of Veterans in the United States, and the manifold uses of America's Rifle, the evolution of AR-15 style mag pouches has followed both a linear and circular path. Linnear, in the effort to become lighter, with better retention, and bearing a lower profile, while Circular, in that we've seen the...


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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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