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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...

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...

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 ...

Video: Les Stroud Analyzes Movie Survival Scenes

You’ve probably seen a survival-themed movie or TV show where the protagonist dramatically fights a grizzly bear or pack of wolves while lightning streaks across the sky and tense music swells. ...

RECOIL Build Sheet: Our Survivalist AR-15 SBR

The following article appears in Issue 48 of our sister publication, RECOIL magazine. You can find it on shelves starting March 20th, 2020. There seems to be a nebulous atmosphere of gloom and doom ci...

Video: LifeStraw Tested Under a Microscope

Unless you’ve gone through life drinking nothing but Perrier delivered by your personal butler, you probably know better than to drink straight out of the first stream, pond, or gutter that you ...