Masks and Respirators for Covid 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our lives. Among the most obvious is the routine use of protective masks to prevent spreading this disease. There has been much debate about the usefulness of masks, and official guidance has flip-flopped from...

Hiker Found After 12 Days Missing

Holly Courtier had been missing for 12 days in Utah’s Zion National Park when she was found alive on Sunday. Courtier, a 38-year-old mother from California was last seen Oct. 6th at the Grotto parking area inside the park after being dropped off by a shuttle bus. She...

12 Unusual and Unexpected Survival Uses for Duct Tape

Ah, duct tape… is there anything it can’t do? Duct tape has become so popular because of its versatility. Ask anyone who is familiar with the polyethylene-coated, pressure-sensitive roll of adhesive about how they have used it and they will tell you about the many...

Prime Day Survival Deals

Prime Day is here, and whether or not you were looking forward to the day Amazon blows open its metaphorical doors for the best deals this side of the Atlantic, we’re bringing to you some of the best, time-sensitive offers available on the site. Here’s the...

Bug In Or Bug Out: When to Flee from a Hurricane

How prepared are you when hurricane season starts? Should you bug in or bug out? It is a must that you practice hurricane preparedness all year round. Here are some tips to help you with that. Hurricane Preparedness: Bug In vs Bug Out As a hurricane approaches from...

Hurricane Survival Tips: How to Survive Natural Disasters

If hurricane survival is your goal, then preparedness is the solution. Being prepared is the most effective way to increase your chances of surviving natural disasters. We all know the destructive power of hurricanes, with the storm surges and flooding, as well as the...

Wildfire Preparedness Kit & Checklist

The California wildfires may easily get out of hand. How prepared are you if that happens? Plan ahead and keep the family safe with our wildfire preparedness kit and checklist below! How to Build Your Wildfire Preparedness Kit Fleeing a wildfire can be a terrifying...

The Buck 110 Folder Review and History

When we hear the term “survival knife,” we most often think of a large fixed blade of some type and not a folding pocket knife. Yet, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter may make you change that way of thinking. The Buck 110 was a familiar sight for many years....

Survival Foods: Eating Bugs, Insects, and Related Recipes

How do you feel about eating bugs and insects? When your life depends on it, you will not have a choice. Perhaps, you can make it a better experience with the recipes we have here. Eating Bugs and Insects for Survival Isn’t So Bad If you find yourself stuck in...

Secrets of Traditional Knowledge

Look outside your window. What do you see? Are you staring into the windows of a 50-story high-rise apartment building? Are you looking at your neighbor’s suburban, perfectly manicured front lawn? Or perhaps you live more intimately with nature, deep in the...

City-Specific Survival Resources When SHTF

Many of the survival resources we are going to discuss in this article should only be taken advantage of in a total collapse situation. You should only use these items if they are your last resort for survival. We are not advocating the destruction or theft of any...

Pain Management

Did you ever think that Sigmund Freud would be found in the pages of RECOIL OFFGRID? Freud is often cited as the originator of the pleasure/pain principle. This principle suggests that we’re born into pleasure and avoid pain at all costs. The problem is that we...

Vertx Gamut 2.0 Loadout: The Office Escape Bag

Unless you’re one of the fortunate few who gets to work from home every day, you probably work in an office, out in the field, or at some other remote location. I work approximately 14 miles from my house, and am lucky that between myself and home is my...