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Layering Your EDC Survival Gear

There’s discussion ad nauseum in preparedness circles about redundancy and layering of gear and survival gear. Like many survival concepts, grand-scale guidance is distilled down to a catchphras...

What If You’re Assaulted in a Parking Structure?

Illustrations by Jordan Lance The university is predictably quiet tonight, being a Friday night. One by one, students pack up as the time draws nearer for the library to close. Staff make the rounds a...

Plate Carrier Setup: Upgrading the TYR Tactical PICO-DS

A few months ago, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of various types of load-bearing equipment in our article, Front Toward Enemy: Survival Plate Carriers & Chest Rigs. However, that article...

DIY Off-Road Vehicle Recovery with Rope & Pulleys

We’ve all been there — alone and unafraid, enjoying a weekend adventure or vacation in the backwoods and basking in the freedom American off-roading provides. Then BAM! You find yourself i...

OFFGRID Knife Giveaway: Win Two American Tomahawk Model 1’s!

In order to help kick-start your next preparedness project or refresh an old EDC, we’re continuing May the Knife Be With You! – a full month of knife giveaways. We’ll feature a new b...

Survival Workout: RE Factor Tactical Combat Fitness Deck

There are many reasons to consider an at-home survival workout plan. The most timely of these is the COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated lockdown that has left many of us cooped up in our houses. Al...

Pocket Preps: Emergency Signaling Devices

Self-reliance is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the emergency preparedness community, but it’s also a term that seems to be frequently misconstrued. A self-reliant individual takes ever...

RecoilTV: Brownells ADR Overland Jeep Build

What would your ultimate overland Jeep build look like? Each of our answers will be a little different, but they’ll probably share some common ground — mud tires and increased ground clear...

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for May 2020

We’re always on the lookout for new survival gear, and we publish an overview of our findings in each issue of RECOIL OFFGRID. In Issue 37, we took a quick glance at new survival gear from 12 co...

Creature Discomforts: Avoiding Zoonotic Diseases

The hero in our apocalyptic thriller has survived the outbreak and taken up residence in an abandoned hunting shack. Soon, that antique radio will be dusted off, and efforts will be made to reach out ...

Room for Two: Klymit KSB Double Sleeping Bag Review

By the time you read this, spring will be upon us in full force. In most places, the snow will be gone, the grass will be green, and many of us will be anxiously planning our first camping trips of th...

Building a Pipe Shotgun with the Pop-A 410 DIY Kit

In the past few years, a “do-it-yourself shotgun” kit has become popular, billed as a survival gun. It’s made by Runway Sub-Cal, a manufacturer known for producing rifled flare gun i...

Dead Drops: Cold War Spycraft for Secure Communications

Photos by Niccole Elizabeth In the post-Sept. 11 era of the U.S. PATRIOT Act, the level of scrutiny given to electronic communication, by both government and criminals alike, is so intense as to be th...

Bag Drop: The Austere Environment Backpack

Working in an austere environment brings with it a unique set of challenges when it comes to packing and maintaining a sustainment backpack that allows one to be independent and successful. The bag I&...

New: Pro Eagle Off-Road Jacks

If you own a truck, SUV, or Jeep, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve also installed larger-diameter tires and a leveling kit or lift kit. These modifications increase ground clearance and...

Lockpicking 101: Learn the Basics of How to Pick a Lock

A basic understanding of lockpicking is one of the most valuable urban survival skills one can have in their arsenal. For many, the idea of lockpicking may be relegated to the realm of criminals and h...

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