Author: Offgrid Staff

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for June 2022

Gear Up: New Survival Gear for June 2022

ACLIM8 Combar FoldaxeNOTESIt’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a nearly indestructible three-in-one folding ax, and potentially the Superman of multi-too [...]
DIY Disinfectants: How to Fight Diseases with Limited Resources

DIY Disinfectants: How to Fight Diseases with Limited Resources

Maintaining the health of an off-grid community involves suppressing infections and keeping wounds clean. For these, you’ll need antibiotics to dest [...]
Book Review: “The Disaster Diaries” by Sam Sheridan

Book Review: “The Disaster Diaries” by Sam Sheridan

The Premise: From time to time, we find a survival book that is refreshingly different from the multitude of similar manuals that currently exist in [...]
Cyber Threat Awareness: How to Prepare for a Cyberattack on the Grid

Cyber Threat Awareness: How to Prepare for a Cyberattack on the Grid

Alan Turing, the legendary World War II cryptographer, creator of the conceptual computer, and codebreaker of the infamous Enigma cryptography machi [...]
How Outdated is Your First Aid Kit?

How Outdated is Your First Aid Kit?

If you put together a trauma medical kit or individual first aid kit (IFAK) five to seven years ago, you may need to update your gear. Whether you s [...]
Bag Drop: Mystery Ranch Shift Plus 900 Modular Backpack

Bag Drop: Mystery Ranch Shift Plus 900 Modular Backpack

For some, a trek through the wilderness means going to a nearby park within the range of cellular data, groomed trails, and posted maps. For others, [...]
Child Abuse Facts and Myths Every Parent Should Know

Child Abuse Facts and Myths Every Parent Should Know

Editor’s Note: Due to the sensitive nature of child abuse cases and the restrictions of this author’s job in law enforcement, his article has been p [...]
Pocket Preps: Small Pocket Knives

Pocket Preps: Small Pocket Knives

When most people think of survival knives, images of 1980s action films with muscle-bound heroes sporting massive Bowie knives with serrated spines, [...]
Ryan Atkinson Interview: International Man of Protection

Ryan Atkinson Interview: International Man of Protection

We’d love to say that all threats to survival could be resolved by starting a fire and building a lean-to. Unfortunately, in today’s world, the thre [...]
A Quick Look at Smartphone Security Apps

A Quick Look at Smartphone Security Apps

Just a few decades ago, being “prepared” meant something quite different from what it means today. Back then, if you focused on the survival essenti [...]
Emergency Applications of Software Defined Radio (SDR)

Emergency Applications of Software Defined Radio (SDR)

In Issue 45, I introduced Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) using the popular RTL-SDR dongle and the open source Gqrx software for receiving a variety [...]
Breaking: Ammo Inc. Offers to Donate 1 Million Rounds to Ukraine

Breaking: Ammo Inc. Offers to Donate 1 Million Rounds to Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine rages on, reports have surfaced that the United States offered to evacuate President Volodymyr Zelensky, but he immediately de [...]
Faraday Bags: Testing Commercial and DIY Wireless Signal Blockers

Faraday Bags: Testing Commercial and DIY Wireless Signal Blockers

English scientist Michael Faraday’s instrumental work with electricity in the early 1800s led to discoveries in creating the first electrical genera [...]
Improvised Antiseptics for Preventing Infection

Improvised Antiseptics for Preventing Infection

Disclaimer: This article about improvised antiseptics is meant to be a brief overview and not a detailed guide on treating or preventing infection. [...]
Pocket Preps: Fire Starters & Tinder Buyer’s Guide

Pocket Preps: Fire Starters & Tinder Buyer’s Guide

Man’s obsession with fire dates back thousands of years. You can imagine the fascination of those who first realized their ability to harness it. We [...]
What If You’re Forced to Endure a Blizzard Without Utilities?

What If You’re Forced to Endure a Blizzard Without Utilities?

Early in 2021, Texas faced record-low temperatures that caused millions to be without power. Think about that for a second. Even in one of the mo [...]
Plate Carrier Workouts with the 5.11 Tactical TacTec Weighted Vest

Plate Carrier Workouts with the 5.11 Tactical TacTec Weighted Vest

Exercising with minimal equipment has certainly become more prevalent over the last year and a half. Amidst a pandemic, more and more people have [...]
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