Angeln & Jagen

RECOIL OFFGRID OffGrid #30 2019

RECOIL OFFGRID takes a fresh look at emergency-related scenarios from the URBAN/CITY dweller's point of view. We speak to experts about what to do to stay alive and how. Plus, we feature products, equipment, and supplies that all urbanites should use. Topics covered include survival gear, food preparation, and much more.

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1 Min.
on the cover

3 Min.
it’s already happening

“Why continue to entrust your future and livelihood to people who’ve allowed this sort of systemic failure to perpetuate?” I recently learned about a book by Ted Koppel called Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, which details the vulnerability of our power grid and describes how global superpowers like China and Russia already possess the tools to compromise it — with more groups on the verge of infiltration. You can learn more about it here: http://www.offgridweb.com/?p=15863. In a CBS Sunday Morning segment about the book, correspondent Chip Reid interviewed Koppel and various other people about the extent of our grid’s susceptibility to intrusion. Reid posited the following question to former Department of Defense official Paul Stockton, whose duties included cyber security: “What does the average family need to…

8 Min.
gear up

1 MAKE & MODEL Zenbivy Zenbivy Bed TEMPERATURE RATING 23 degrees F (EN Lower Limit) MSRP $269 URL zenbivy.com NOTES The makers of the Zenbivy Bed call it the “world’s first freestyle sleeping bag.” Initially it might seem like a mummy-style bag, but it’s far less restrictive and more innovative. It consists of a quilt, hood, and fitted sheet that can be zipped together in various ways, allowing you to lie on your back, sides, or stomach and with your arms or legs in or out. The convertible footbox is easy to adjust, while on the opposite end the hood’s pocket can house a phone, watch, or flashlight. It features YKK zippers, 700 fill-power duck down, and a 20- denier nylon taffeta shell with durable water repellent. The Zenbivy Bed is compatible with the Zenbivy Pillow (sold separately for $49) and…

7 Min.
knife sharpeners

A sharp knife is a safe knife — this saying may sound counterintuitive to some, but anyone who has ever struggled with a dull knife knows just how dangerous it can be. A razor-sharp blade glides effortlessly through materials with surgical precision, while a chipped and rolled edge tends to wander and snag with every slice. At best, this makes using your knife frustrating and tedious; at worst, it can lead to serious injury as you apply more force in an effort to persuade the tool to do its job. Choosing a knife with appropriate edge geometry, durable steel, and properly applied heat treat will go a long way in keeping its edge sharp. It’s also advisable to avoid abusing your knife by cutting against abrasive surfaces, pounding it through hard…

21 Min.
what if?

You’re in that state between waking and dreaming, where you’re not quite sure if what you heard was imagined or not. It’s approximately 3 in the morning, and someone just entered your room. Since you’re spending the night at your friend Paula’s house, perhaps she’s looking for something. But at this hour? This doesn’t make sense. As you open your eyes and the blurriness fades away, you hear something that sounds strangely like duct tape being unrolled. Your heart rate begins to race as you realize whoever is in the room with you isn’t Paula at all. It’s someone who shouldn’t be in the house. As you turn your head to get a better look at the situation, the stranger realizes you’re beginning to wake up. The man immediately jumps on…

1 Min.
about the authors

Morgan “Rogue” resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, with their second daughter on the way. Her family is always venturing into the wilderness and challenging themselves, as well as others, to love the outdoors. Through Rogue Preparedness, she works toward making the world a more prepared place, where people can feel confident in knowing that they possess the skills, knowledge, and items to get them through any emergency or disaster. She educates and entertains on her YouTube channel, website, and social media platforms, as well as in-person events held in Texas. You can find Morgan at roguepreparedness.com Sheena Green is a perpetual student, prior manager at CrossRoads Shooting Sports, and certified firearms instructor. She has attended many shooting, edged weapons, and self-defense classes by well-respected instructors such…