August/September #44 2021

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

1. Eyewear Make: Leupold Model: Katmai MSRP: $160 URL: leupold.com 2. Backpack Make: Viktos Model: Perimeter 40 – Citadel Blue MSRP: $180 URL: viktos.com 3. Bug-out Pack Make: Rino Ready Model: Companion MSRP: $400 URL: rinoready.com 4. Medical Pouch Make: Grey Ghost Gear Model: Slim Medical Pouch MSRP: $37 URL: greyghostgear.com 5. Radio Pouch Make: Grey Ghost Gear Model: Radio Pouch Small – Laminate MSRP: $27.50 URL: greyghostgear.com 6. Knife Make: SOG Model: Kiku XR LTE MSRP: $225 URL: sogknives.com 7. Axe Make: SOG Model: Camp Axe MSRP: $55 URL: sogknives.com 8. Shorts Make: 5.11 Tactical Model: Merina Short MSRP: $60 URL: 511tactical.com 9. Shoes Make: 5.11 Tactical Model: A/T 8-inch boot MSRP: $150 URL: 511tactical.com 10. Shirt Make: Riton Model: Ladies Range Day Crop Tee MSRP: $22 URL: ritonoptics.com 11. Binoculars Make: Riton Model: X5 Primal 10x42 MSRP: $600 URL: ritonoptics.com 12. Pistol Make: Springfield Armory Model: Hellcat MSRP: $599 URL: www.springfield-armory.com 13. Red Dot Make: Hex Model: Wasp MSRP: $299 URL: www.hexoptics.com 14. Holster Make: Aker Model: 178 Hugger XL MSRP: $81.50 URL: akerleather.com 15. Bow Case Make: Rugid Model: Compound Bow Case - Floating & Waterproof MSRP: $240 URL: rugidgear.com 16. Bow Make: PSE Archery Model: Carbon Air Stealth Mach 1 65lb Bow MSRP: $1,600 URL:…

2 min.
how handy are you?

I ask because I am not. Period. Full-stop. As the editor of a survival magazine, it’s a bit of a skeleton in my closet that I don’t spend Saturday afternoons building my own rainwater collectors, smelting metal in my backyard forge, or freezing bricks of my signature pemmican. Like most of you, I imagine, I keep a couple cases of bottled water, MREs, batteries, and other sundries around, and I take as many training classes as my budget and schedule will allow to try and fill in the gaps. We’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of issues focusing on inherently urban aspects of survival. But the weather is warming up and many people are heading outdoors, whether to a secluded family cabin, beach house, or a campsite…

8 min.

1 MAKE & MODEL The Patriot Militia The Prayer DIMENSIONS 3 by 2 inches MSRP $8 URL www.thepatriotmilitia.com NOTES Before he became America’s O.G., George Washington was first the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. By all accounts, it was an underfunded, under-supplied, and poorly trained force. Yet under his leadership, it defeated the world’s largest maritime superpower at the time. This PVC morale patch depicts the general on bended knee, praying at the army’s winter encampment at Valley Forge. It’s a simple design that conveys so much history, emotion, and patriotism. You can wear it as a source of inspiration whenever you’re faced with what seems like overwhelming odds. Or maybe to just express your love of country this Independence Day. Plus, it glows in the dark and has a Velcro backing to make it easier to attach to your…

7 min.
mini pry bars

Few tools have as many practical applications as a pry bar. The mechanical advantages of the leverage that can be generated with a pry bar makes it the perfect tool for a variety of everyday tasks. Unfortunately, a standard crowbar isn’t the most convenient tool to carry around. Not only is it heavy and cumbersome, but lugging around a crowbar can also give onlookers the wrong impression about your intentions. Many a knife has been broken in the absence of the proper tool. Such blasphemous use of a blade can not only leave one frustrated and angry but also injured and bleeding. As the saying goes, “A knife is the most inefficient screwdriver and most expensive pry bar you’ll ever own.” Thankfully, the advent and evolution of multi-tools has gradually led to…

19 min.
what if?

It’s impossible to predict the flashpoint that could reduce a city to chaos in a matter of hours. One thing is for sure: There will always be some among us who are looking for an excuse to see the world burn. We’ve watched certain U.S. cities silently condone violent civil unrest in 2020, blithely lumping it into the same category as peaceful protests. What will that flagrant disregard for safety and stability culminate in this year? Rather than throw caution to the wind and assume “everything will be alright,” we decided to look into a situation that could potentially have a devastating impact on commerce. What if your hometown was so consumed with rioting that the services and supplies you take for granted suddenly became unavailable? The Scenario: SITUATION TYPE Long-term supply shortage YOUR…

1 min.
about the authors

Kevin Estela is the Director of Training for Fieldcraft Survival and bestselling author of 101 Skills You Need To Survive In The Woods. He’s an Associate Level Sayoc Kali Instructor, Purple Belt in Brazilian jiujitsu, and graduate of numerous firearm schools. He’s a lifelong outdoorsman who is an avid hunter, fisherman, and backpacker. When not teaching or writing about survival skills, he resides near the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Phillip Meeks is an agriculture and natural resources educator with a B.S. in Forestry and an M.S. in Community & Leadership Development. He, his wife, and three children live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Phillip and his family garden, keep bees, make maple syrup, and hunt mushrooms whenever they can.…