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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...

OFFGRID Knife Giveaway: VZ Diamante

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 featured a new brand wit...

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...

OFFGRID Knife Giveaway: Win This CIVIVI Baklash!

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...

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...

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...

OFFGRID Knife Giveaway: Win This Kershaw Dividend!

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

Iconic Survival Knives – Part One: Bowie Knife History

If there was ever a quintessential American knife design, it would have to be the Bowie knife. Its murky origins have a mysterious shroud, but once word of this knife got out, people had to have one. ...

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...

DIY Mask Material Experiment from Strike Industries

When it comes to protecting against COVID-19, the gold standard of respiratory protection is a mask that’s rated at N95 or better. However, N95 masks are also in high demand and short supply rig...

Walther’s Corona Quarantine Training (CQT) Program

With social distancing and shelter-in-place in full effect around the country, and ammo in short supply, getting to the range to keep your skills sharp has become increasingly difficult lately. But Wa...

OFFGRID Live: Experts Discuss Plate Carriers & Chest Rigs

Plate carriers and chest rigs are a topic that’s frequently discussed on the internet, and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone has their own gear preferences and needs, whether it’s f...

Material Matters: Testing Nonmetallic Weapons

Nonmetallic knives aren’t a new phenomenon. Man’s earliest weapons consisted of pointed staves and sharpened stone, which were quite effective for hunting, skinning, carving, and fighting....

RECOILtv: Using a Backup Flashlight with Your AR

Consider a hypothetical scenario for a moment. You’re at home asleep in your bed, when you awake to your dogs barking aggressively at something near the back door. You’ve heard reports of ...

Ed Calderon Sheds Light on Kidnapping & Abduction Trends

Abduction scenarios can originate in a myriad of ways. It’s not always about guys in ski masks jumping out of a panel van and putting you in zip-ties. Many of the students who’ve been thro...

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