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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...

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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Surviving SHTF in Your Car

Bugging out is a central idea in prepping, and serious preppers are constantly refining, inventing and debating which procedures are best suited for keeping themselves and their families alive when the time comes to hit the road during a major disaster or some other crisis. For many preppers, making use of a motor vehicle’s speed...


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How to Designate and Fortify a Safe Room

When most people think of a safe room, they envision a completely enclosed, hardened vault-like room within an existing structure that is completely safe against any threat, against any form of attack or natural disaster. While these popular conceptions certainly do qualify as safe rooms, and very good ones at that, this typical imagining is...


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