Privacy   |    Financial   |    Current Events   |    Self Defense   |    Miscellaneous   |    Letters To Editor   |    About Off The Grid News   |    Off The Grid Videos   |    Weekly Radio Show

Extreme Survival

Fire for Survival, Part 2: Fire Architecture and Engineering

Fire for Survival, Part 2: Fire Architecture and Engineering

As we discussed in the first part of this three-part fire series on survival, successful survival fires are one part materials, one part engineering, and one part monitoring. Preparation for the site of your fire will be the first task, and you will want to ensure that you find a suitable location to place your fire. Will it be protected from wind? Is it in the right place relative to your shelter? Will you be able to obtain heat from its position?

Read More »

Fire for Survival Part One: Materials and Ignition

Fire for Survival Part One: Materials and Ignition

This article is the first in a three-part series detailing fire in a survival situation. Don't worry, I'm not going to attempt to teach you the tedious and tiresome fire bow and drill method. A simple Google search will probably net you 25 million results on learning how to start a fire from two pieces of wood. While the technique is interesting and can prove useful, the theory behind it and the execution of it are the two most important parts of that technique.

Read More »

Surviving at Sea

Surviving at Sea

The ocean covers some 70 percent of the Earth's surface. The human race has traveled to the moon, but still hasn't touched down on the deepest parts of the ocean floor. It is such a force that entire cities have been devastated by a few waves. It has such partners in crime (fiction and nonfiction) as the kraken, the giant octopus, rogue waves, and man-eating sharks. But perhaps the ocean’s most curious feature is its ability to make men vanish.

Read More »

Survival In One Word: Water

Survival In One Word: Water

Many would think the primary goal in a survival situation is to find your way back to civilization or to be rescued or found. But is the author's goal is to help you realize that the primary and only immediate goal in a survival situation is to survive. If you can survive, then you have a chance to make it back to civilization– if you can survive. Aside from oxygen, the most important thing to obtain in a survival situation is hydration...

Read More »

Extreme Cold

Extreme Cold

Loss of heat can be the most devastating hurdle to deal with in any survival situation. While of course it is important to stay hydrated and avoid overtly life-threatening occurrences (like falling off of sheer cliffs or being mauled by a bear), exposure (the cold) can kill you in a matter of hours. In terms of risk, you are likely at greater risk to die of exposure than of any other outdoor concern. It is incredibly important to understand how the body works and how to counteract ...

Read More »

5 Fishing Techniques to Ensure Your Survival

5 Fishing Techniques  to Ensure Your Survival

Fish are a nearly perfect source of nutrition and in a long-term (or even a short-term) survival situation, they are not that difficult to obtain. First of all, dispel all notions that this article might have some cuddly or eco-conscious feel to it. While I can respect, and will normally do my best, to adhere to ecological best practices and animal preservation techniques, this is a SURVIVAL article, highlighting techniques that can net (no pun intended) you a healthy supply of fish to save your life...

Read More »

Extreme Survival: Are Your Off-Grid Survival Skills Good Enough?

Extreme Survival: Are Your Off-Grid Survival Skills Good Enough?

The will to survive is encoded in our genetic structure. When you’re faced with a situation where you must catch what food you can to stay alive, where you must rely on the elements of nature for shelter and water until the situation resolves, how do you come out? Are your survival skills enough that you make it out alive? Or do you become another death statistic? Every year dozens of people in each state become lost, hurt, or stranded in the woods.

Read More »

What I Learned in an Emergency

by Ken Jones A few years ago we had an event that really made us wake up and smell the coffee so to speak.  Living here in Florida we are always aware of the constant dangers and emergency situations that ...

Read More »