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RECOIL OFFGRID August - September 2016

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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6 Issues


1 min.
on the cover

1 Backpacks MAKE & MODEL Blue Force Gear Jedburgh Pack MSRP $140 URLwww.blueforcegear.com 2 Woman’s Footwear MAKE & MODEL Ahnu Montara II Wp MSRP $135 URL www.ahnu.com 3 Man’s Footwear MAKE & MODEL The North Face Men’s Ultra 109 GTX MSRP $120 URLwww.thenorthface.com 4 Woman’s Shirt MAKE & MODEL United By Blue Women’s Starry Bison Tee MSRP $36 URLwww.unitedbyblue.com 5 Woman’s Pants MAKE & MODEL prAna Meme Pant MSRP $85 URLwww.prana.com 6 Man’s Long-Sleeve Shirt MAKE & MODEL Recreational Equipment Inc. Screeline Half-Zip Long-Sleeve T-shirt MSRP $70 URLwww.rei.com 7 Man’s Pants MAKE & MODEL Columbia Sportswear Co. Silver Ridge Convertible Pant MSRP $60 URLwww.columbia.com 8 Man’s Short-Sleeve Shirt MAKE & MODEL Salomon Park SS Tech Tee M MSRP $30 URLwww.salomon.com 9 Man’s Eye Protection MAKE & MODEL Wiley X Peak Pol Blue Mirror/Matte Black Frame MSRP $130 URLwww.wileyx.com 10 Woman’s Eye Protection MAKE & MODEL Wiley X P-17 Pol Emerald Lens/Gloss Demi Frame MSRP $130 URLwww.wileyx.com 11 Hat MAKE & MODEL SKD Tactical Tactical Ball Cap MSRP $17 URLwww.skdtac.com 12 Man’s Socks MAKE & MODEL…

2 min.

Some of you might look at this issue’s cover and say, “Caught in a coup? Please. That’ll never apply to me.” Well, I’m sure that’s what American tourists thought before they saw army tanks rolling down the streets of Bangkok in 2006. While that event was relatively bloodless, history has usually proven otherwise. Just 16 years into the 21st century and we’ve already seen almost two dozen coups and coup attempts. Sure, a traditional coup d’état is quite unlikely here in the United States. But that doesn’t mean they can’t happen while you’re overseas for work, school, or vacation. Plus, other situations might not technically qualify as coups but, on the ground, present the same kinds of dangers to innocent bystanders — protestors clashing with police, anti-government demonstrations, military crackdowns, civil…

8 min.
gear up

1 MAKE & MODEL Liong Mah Designs Xeno LENGTH 5 inches MSRP $120 URL www.liongmah.com NOTES Whether your car breaks down or you’re facing TEOTWAWKI, you want as many tools at your disposal as possible. But it’s impractical to lug around a toolbox wherever you go, so most of us stuff a Leatherman in our bug-out bag. But what if you’re separated from your pack? Fortunately, the Xeno from Liong Mah Designs gives you a slim multitool that you can carry every day. This 1/4-inch-thick titanium item works as a keychain, pry bar, bottle opener, screwdriver, and hex-bit holder. There’s also a variety of integrated hex wrenches and a finger loop, the latter of which can be hooked around a belt and helps make the Xeno an improvised striking implement. Made in the USA. 2 MAKE & MODEL myCharge All Terrain SIZE 4…

4 min.
high-visibility flashlights

Let’s think about the times that we’ve suddenly and unexpectedly needed a flashlight. For many of us, the last blackout we experienced probably comes to mind. Blackouts, like emergencies, are almost always a surprise. Whether we find ourselves in the dark due to an overloaded circuit breaker or a much greater disaster, being able to locate a flashlight to assess what’s going on becomes an urgent concern. If you don’t happen to have a flashlight in your pocket when darkness descends — how many people keep flashlights in their PJs — how would you quickly find a torch with no electricity? Yes, our tactically black flashlights may look sexy, but their stealthy color can make them harder to find than a ninja on a nighttime mission. This is where we reach for…

24 min.
what if?

There it was on the huge HD television at the bar. I could see it happening as clearly as if I were there myself. The news footage showed the beautiful statue, just down the street, being pushed over by a huge mob of angry people. The blood drained from my wife’s face as she watched, and she gripped my arm. I quietly said to her, “This isn’t good” — the understatement of the century. As we looked at each other, I realized that the lack of color in my wife’s complexion made her stand out even more from the tan, bronze, and copper-skinned locals all around us — some of whom were shooting dirty looks in our direction. “I want to go home,” my wife said plaintively, her voice cracking with…

1 min.
about our panel:

Rudy Reyes Rudy Reyes is a former member of Force Reconnaissance, one of the U.S. Marine Corps’ elite special-operations units. He ran combat missions in Afghanistan then, as part of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, helped lead the invasion of Iraq. This mission was documented in the book Generation Kill and the HBO adaptation of the same name, which he costarred in. Later, he served as a Defense Department contractor, trained African wildlife preserve rangers, and authored his book, Hero Living. For more information, go to www.rudyreyes.com. Ryan Lee Price Ryan Lee Price is a freelance journalist who specializes in outdoor adventuring, emergency preparedness, and the automotive industry. He has contributed to the SHTF survival column in our sister publication RECOIL and is a long-time hiking and camping enthusiast. He currently resides in Corona,…