Issue 57


Issue 57

Overland - Self-Reliance In The Backcountry Medical Herbs and Plants | How To Survive A Flash Flood | Vehicle Emergency Kit | Overland Expert Q&A



Issue 56


Issue 56

Water Crisis - Surviving Without Clean Water Waterborne Contaminants | Ways to Scavenge For Water | Growing Transitional Food | Survival Breath-Holding



Issue 55


Issue 55

Alone - Surviving Solo Hot Weather Survival Kit | Combat Mindset | Survive a Foreign Country | Protector Symposium


All Back Issues

February 2, 2023  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 54

Escape & Evasion – Survival on the Run

Lockpicking Skills | How to Use Camouflage | Defeating Facial Recognition | Surviving on Dog Food

December 12, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 53

Modern Survival – Use Technology to Your Advantage

Encrypted Radios for Everyone | Protect your Phone on the Go | Secure Your Communications | Drone Preps

October 10, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 52

Survival Unplugged – How to Ditch the System

Off-the-Grid Power Pack | Building Out Burner Phones | Overland Truck Upgrades | Survival Fishing

August 8, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 51

Terror in America – How to Survive Mass-Casualty Events

Corrosion-Resistant Knife Guide | Behavioral Profiling | Escape from Afghanistan | Improvised IVs

June 6, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 50

Red Dawn Rising – How to Hold Your Ground

Small-Team Tactics | Expert EDC Picks | Prepper Movie Roundup | Door & Perimeter Defense

April 4, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 49

Bug-Out Bags – What's in Your Survival Pack?

Soviet Union Survivor Interview | Carry Knife Design Considerations | Pocket-Sized Med Kits | Rifle Bag Roundup

February 2, 2022  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 48

Survival Tools – Innovative Gear to Keep You Safe

Ziploc Bag Survival Challenge | Pocket Knife Roundup | Secure Phone Apps | Improvised Antiseptics

December 12, 2021  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 47

Stranded – How to Survive in the Middle of Nowhere

Budget Bolt-Action Build | Lockdown Workout Gear | Firestarter Roundup | What if You're Trapped by a Storm?

October 10, 2021  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 46

The New Normal? Key Lessons Learned From Global Crises

Interviews With Crisis Survivors | The $100 Survival Challenge | The Improvised Blood-Clotting Agents | Ed's Manifesto Urban Movement Course

August 8, 2021  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 45

Cyber Security – Protect Your Privacy Online

Protect Your Devices on the Road | DIY Junkyard Knife Project | Discreet Data Storage | Lessons From Spy School

June 6, 2021  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 44

DIY Survival – Outlast Extended Emergencies

Build Your Own Shotgun | Improvised Would Closure | Water Filter Buyer's Guide | Dehydrating Food at Home

April 4, 2021  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 43

Own the Night – Gear and Tactics for Survival After Dark

Sionyx Digital Day/Night Camera | Cold Weather Survival Pack | Emergency Lighting Overview | Beginners' Guide to Night Vision

February 2, 2021  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 42

Defend Your Home and Family

Setting Up Survival Networks | Lessons From Professional Protectors | Choosing the Right Armor and Plate Carrier | Competitive Lessons for Defensive Shooting

December 12, 2020  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 41

Road Rage – How to Avoid Violent Attacks

Self-Defense Insurance Policies | EVAC packable AR-15 | The AK as a Bugout Rifle | Train Better to Shoot Better

October 10, 2020  ::  By Forrest Cooper

Issue 40

Riot Response – Survive and Succeed During Civil Unrest

Concealed Carry Techniques | Carjacking Defense | Emergency Financial Planning | The Effectiveness of Masks

August 8, 2020  ::  By jschwartze

Issue 39

Law of Deception – Learn to Protect Yourself From Police Imposters

Human Trafficking Exposed | Spotting a Concealed Weapon | Ancient Survival Knowledge | Hot Weather Safety Tips

June 6, 2020  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 38

Comms Down – Stay in Touch Under Any Circumstances

Keychain Survival Tools | Field-Expedient Flat Tire Fixes | Air Guns Head-to-Head | Learn to Layer Your EDC

April 4, 2020  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 37

Spycraft – Survival Lessons from the Intelligence Trade

Defeating Security Measures | Nonmetallic Blades Comparison | Discreet Communication Methods | Setting Up Camera Surveillance Systems

February 2, 2020  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 36

Captive Audience – Surviving a Hostage Scenario

Body Language Lessons | Anatomy of a Kidnapping | Knife-Fighting Realities | Intro to Lockpicking

December 12, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 35

(Un)Welcome Home for the Holidays – How to Respond to a Burglary in Progress

Kid-Friendly Pack Preps | Cold-Weather Survival Lessons | Thinking Like the Adversary | Emergency Alternatives to Cash

October 10, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 34

Safe Travels – Blend in and Stay Secure on the Road

Impact Tools for Self Defense | How to Read a Footprint | High-Rise Escape on a Rope | Best Practices for Hotel Security

August 8, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 33

Victim-Proof – How to Outwit Predators and Protect Your Loved Ones

Learn to Make DIY Beer and Wine | Do's and Don'ts of Traveling with Cash | Making Your Vehicle Response-Ready on a Budget | Safety Tips for Traveling Cross-Country

June 6, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 32

Locked Down – Protective Measures for the Next Urban Crisis

Intro to Protection Dogs | How to Grow Plants Without Soil | Choosing the Right Padlocks and Door Locks | Medical Care When There's No Hospital

April 4, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 31

Aftermath – Preparing for the Consequences of Nuclear War and Cyber Terrorism

Evaluating the Latest Lanterns | Dissecting Nuclear War Myths and Facts | Planting Potatoes for Grid-Down Gardening | Protecting America's Power Grids from Cyber Attacks

February 2, 2019  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 30

The Self-Reliance Movement – Learn Why Living Off the Land Is Key to the Next Generation’s Survival

Combat Vet, Environmentalist, & TV Personality Rudy Reyes | How to Make Soap from Scratch | What If You Awaken to an Intruder in Your Home? | Recipes for Long-Term Survival Food

November 11, 2018  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 29

Urban Survival – A Guide to Personal Protection for Your Family During Travel

Up Close with Forged In Fire's Doug Marcaida | Escaping and Evading Kidnappers | Exploring the Latest Emergency Mobile Device Apps | Compass Buyer's Guide

October 10, 2018  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 28

Global Catastrophe – Outlining a Plan to Survive Disease, Drought, and Financial Collapse

Long-Term Water Storage | Surviving a Financial Crisis | Examining Our Healthcare System's Vulnerability | Backpack Armor Buyer's Guide

August 8, 2018  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 27

Modern Family – Expert Advice on Protecting Your Loved Ones from Today's Threats

Vehicular Survival Training | Selecting a Martial Arts System | Fire Suppression Methods | Headlamp Buyer's Guide

June 6, 2018  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 26

Chemical Warfare – Tools and Techniques to Protect You From an Attack on U.S. Soil

Bugging Out with a UTV | Henry AR-7 Survival Pack Review | Gas Mask Buyer's Guide | Survivalist Spotlight: Cody Lundin

March 3, 2018  ::  By Patrick McCarthy

Issue 25

Prepare Your Kids – Teach Your Family How to Resist and Outsmart Human Predators

Communicating Without a Translator | Build and Stash Your Own PVC Pipe Cache | Stormproof Backpack Buyer's Guide | Improvised Evacuation Gear

January 1, 2018  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 24

It's Getting Worse – Learn What EJ Snyder Knows About Persevering When the Conditions Are Dire and Merciless

What If Your Ocean Liner is Hijacked | Learn Carry and Drag Methods for Mass-Casualty Events | Wool Base Layer Buyer's Guide | Improvised Fire-Starting methods

December 12, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 23

Total Collapse – Mykel Hawke's Tips Will Empower You To Persevere When The System Fails

Torches and Lighters For Your Emergency Pack | Learn Expert Rope Rescue Techniques | Improvised Knife Sharpening Methods | Craft Your Own Fighting Stick

October 10, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 22

Rethinkng Survival – Megan Hine Keeps TV Crews, Celebrities and Even Bear Grylls Safe in Nature's Harshest Environments

Gas Masks: What You Don't Know Could Cost You | An Insider's Look at a Secret Bug-Out Property | Properly Prepping What You've Hunted

August 8, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 21

Les Stroud – Surviorman on the Most Dangerous Environments, His plans o Rule the Internet & His Top 5 Must-Have Survival Items

Prepping Tips from an Officer & Trainer | A Swiss Army Knife's Hidden Uses | Cooking Food With Solar Power | Insect Repellent: Fight Zika & Other Disease.

June 6, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 20

All-American Survivor Grady Powell: Learn How This Former Green Beret and Celebrity Survivalist Works to Put Reality Back in Reality TV

Transforming Housewives into Survivalist | Top 10 Survival Uses for Paracrd | EDC Folding Knife Buyer's Guide | Kick Butt When SHTF

April 4, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 19

EMP Attack: Prepping for a Modern-Day Dark Age

Pocket Hatchet Buyer's Guide | Top 10 Survival Knots | Taste Test: Dehydrated Food | Review: Big-Cell Flashlights

January 1, 2017  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 18

Project Yourself: You May Be Forced To Defend Yourself at a Moments Notice. Mindset and Preps That Can Save Your Life And Family.

Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags | Improvised Fist-Load Weapons | Firestarters Buyer's Guide | Review: Pistol Mounted Lights

December 12, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 17

Firecord-Infused Neck Knife | Miniature Flashlights | Cold-Weather Socks | Altoids Tin: 4 Curious Survival Uses | Top 10 Most Neglected (But Essential) Preps | Behind the Scenes at SOG Specialty Knives' 30th Birthday | The No-B.S. Paramedic's Guide to Traumatic Injuries | Flexible Water Bottles

October 10, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 16

Dirty Bomb: Our Survival Experts Weigh in On Preps and Myths

Waterproof Flashlights | Hooded Jackets and Sweaters | Buyer's Guide: Portable Chargers | Survival Experts Everyday Carry | How To Survive A Nuclear Winter | Applying U.S. Army Concepts for Survival | Enhance Your Climbing Strength | A Primer on Blowguns

August 8, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 15

Act Now: Don't Wait For Mother Nature To Strike. Learn How To Proactively Prep For Hurricane Season

Buyer's Guide: Water Filters and Purifiers | Protable Stoves Smorgasbord | Goal Zero Solar-Powered Generator | Angle-Head Flashlights | 10 Foods That Last (Almost) Forever | Can The Paleo Diet Work For Preppers? | A Close Look At Pocket Survival Books | Smoke Divers: Survival Tips From Firefightings Elite

June 6, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 14

Anarchy: Surviving Civil Unrest At Home or Abroad

Kukri Combatives and Buyger's Guide | How to Pack Your Bug-Out Bag | Flashlights with High-Vis Bodies | Moisture-Wicking Shirts | Grid-Down Cooking Methods | Health Exercising While Injured? | Stranded? How To Survive The Night | Review: goTenna Off-Grid Comms

April 4, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 13

Will You Know What To Do When The Water Comes For You?

Polymer-Bodied Flashlights | Pinzgauer Off-Road Workhorse | Solar Charging Kits | Rustproof Spyderco Assist | Newspaper's Surprising Survival Uses | Folding-Knife Self-Defense Techniques | How To Barter In A Post-SHTF World | Treating Bug-Out Back Pain

March 3, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 12

Outbreak: What can you do to survive a bioterrorist attack?

High-Lumen Flashlights | Cold Weather Gloves | Rechargeable Vs. Disposable Batteries | How to: Grow a hydroponic garden | Winter fire-making techniques | Review: Spot Gen3 Sat Messenger | Getting a grip self-defense chokes | A bug-out Toyota Tacoma

February 2, 2016  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 11

Hell on Earth: You're in the Path of a Volcanic Eruption – Now What?

DIY: Surviving Knives | Backyard Training: Survivalism on A Budget | Filipino Combatives: Against Armed Attackers | Review: Goal Zero Torch 250 | Giving Birth With No Medica Help | Canoes: Are They Prepper Worthy?

October 10, 2015  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 10

What if a hacker disables the grid? | Traps, snares, and baits | 7 Keys to a survivor mentality | SERE classes – lessons learned | Q&A with EMP expert William R. Forstchen | RV: Are they bug-out worthy?

August 8, 2015  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 9

Will you be prepared for the “Big One?”  Practical ground-fighting, bug-0ut motorcycle, improvised fishing for survival, fire prevention and suppression.

June 6, 2015  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 8

What if You Were Involved in a Crash Landing? | 10/22: the Ultimate Survival Rifle? | Tips and Tricks for Grid-Down Gardening | Vetting Survival Group Candidates | 10 Improvised Uses for Space Blankets

April 4, 2015  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 7

Prepare for Economic Collapse | Fire-Starting In The Rain | Waterproof Jackets | Scavenging Car Parts | Unarmed Self-Defense | Building A Survival Group

January 1, 2015  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 6 (Winter 2015)

Winter Survival Techniques | Travel Tips for Avoiding Ebola  And Other Deadly Pathogens | What If A Riot Threatens Your Neighborhood | Filtering Water Without Filters | Survival Lessons From Society's Impoverished

October 10, 2014  ::  By Offgrid Staff

Issue 5 (Fall 2014)

Lost and Injured | Surviving While Bugging Out To The Backcountry | Lost: Should You Build Shelter or Navigate to Safety? | Techniques to Build Fire Without Matches | Essential Hiking Gear | Bug-Out Kayak: Paddle On And Off The Grid