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Night Vision 101 with Don Edwards

Elsewhere in OFFGRID #43, we have some very specific technical articles on night vision related topics: technical specifications on tubes, accessorizing night vision compatible weapons, and setting up helmets for night-vision use. But the rapid proliferation of civilian-accessible night vision options over the last several years has left a lot of interested consumers chewing...

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Protector Symposium 3.0

In previous issues, we had a chance to attend and evaluate Byron Rodgers’ Protector Symposiums 1.0 and 2.0. What we walked away with was nothing short of thinking to ourselves, why didn’t anyone put together an event like this sooner? If you haven’t read up on the inaugural and second event, be sure to...

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Night Fever

What do horror movies, home invasions, alien abductions, and special operations missions all have in common? They usually take place at night.   Evolutionarily speaking, humans are not nocturnal creatures. But our ability to produce tools has allowed us to create artificial, if not perfect, adaptations to our environment. In the case of darkness, our first...

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Cold Weather Survival Pack

Feeling cold is a matter of perspective. Hot summer days can make the nights feel unbearably cool by comparison. This scenario is precluded by the fact that when 90 degrees F turns to 60, your health and wellbeing is usually not in immediate danger. Contrast this with a region which has harsh, or longer...

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Eberlestock Cherry Bomb EDC Bag Dump:

EDC, or Every Day Carry is a deeply personal topic. Everyone has their own ideas of what to have on their person on a day-to-day basis. These items often include a handgun, knife, wallet of choice and sometimes medical components. In addition to the items on a person, some choose to bring along a...

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Surviving a Carjacking

“Carjacking” is a term first coined in 1991 by writers of The Detroit News to describe an epidemic of auto thefts at gunpoint that plagued their city. The crime first became prevalent in the 1980s, when anti-theft alarm systems made old-school car theft more challenging for criminals. Unlike an ordinary car thief, who wants...

Primitive Shelter Building: A Necessary Skill

Fall is upon us, which means time is running out for those weekend camping trips we all love! Make the most of the time you still have by using it to practice building these primitive shelter options. 7 Primitive Shelter Options You Can Try Why Learn How to Build a Primitive Shelter? Think about it this way…when...


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Know Your Fiber: Wild & Edible Plants

When you’re in the wilderness and have nothing to eat, you have to be prepared to look for certain plants as your survival food. Here’s a list of edible wild plants and plant fibers you can safely eat. Edible Wild Plants to Keep You Alive in the Wilderness One of the 6 “Unbreakable Laws of Survival”...


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Life or Death! How to Make a Water Filter for Survival

Water, food, shelter, and warmth – the four basic principles of survival. Today, we want to take a closer look at how to make a DIY water filter in the wild. How to Make a DIY Water Filter in the Wild Using Found Treasures vs Natural Water Filters Generally speaking, when we talk about how to make...


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Packing the Right Survival Bag

A survival bag is simply a kit of survival supplies and essentials ready to be used as an aid for survival in an emergency. These emergency kits have become increasingly popular. Lifeboats, military and civil aircraft, and other spaceships are now equipped with survival bags. The survival bag is also becoming popular for everyday...


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4 Things You Need to Know About the Wilderness Survival Skills

A wilderness survival guide is a tool that can make your life better when the unexpected happens. There are many benefits to having a wilderness survival guide on hand. From preparing food to building shelter to making sure that your family is prepared for emergencies, wilderness survival techniques will increase your chances of surviving...


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Survival in a City

Living in an urban environment will help you leave your comfort zone–or at least be exposed to it. Sitting next to strangers on the bus or learning the finer points of survival in an urban city will raise your consciousness in more ways than one. The good news about large cities is that they...


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How to Avoid and Survive a Kidnapping

Abduction and kidnapping has ever been a fixture of human violence. Be it done for purposes of ransom, as a psychological or emotional weapon or just to quench the sadism and bloodlust of the kidnapper, being the victim of such is certainly one of the most harrowing and most dangerous things that can possibly...


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How to Set-Up a Mutual Assistance Group

For preppers who lack the built-in survival group of a family made up of well-prepared people, like-minded friends or just a loose coalition of associates who they can turn to in times of trouble, the solution to the “lone wolf” prepping problem might be a mutual assistance group. A mutual assistance group, or MAG, is...


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