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It’s that time of year again — January brings the beginning of SHOT Show 2020, the world’s largest shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade show. As in previous years, we’ll be packing up our cameras, laptops, and note pads to spend a full week in Las Vegas documenting all the new gear that’s announced at this industry-exclusive event. Vendors bring out their latest guns, packs, tools, apparel, off-road vehicles, and other products to show them off to members of the media for the very first time.

The flurry of announcements at SHOT Show is always exciting to witness, and gives us an early look at some of the items that will  be released later in the year. This show is not open to the public, only to manufacturers, sales staff, and credentialed media — thankfully, we fall into the third category, so we’re able to attend. We use this opportunity to walk the show floor, taking photos and video clips of new products as we get our hands on them.

The SHOT Show floor officially opens tomorrow morning, but today is the Industry Day at the Range. That means we’ll be at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, trying out featured firearms from a variety of manufacturers. Tuesday through Friday, we’ll be walking the floor of the Sands Expo Center for the bulk of the show.

Highlights will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts as usual, but this year we’re doing things a little differently and posting more live content to our Instagram Stories. You’ll be able to see some of the posts in the gallery below, but be sure to follow us on Instagram to see the latest stories at SHOT Show 2020. Also, stay tuned here on OFFGRIDweb for new gear articles throughout the week!

3 ingredients to a successful fire. Tinder has airflow and is easy flammable & dry. Think of dry grass, cottonwood pods, or dried cattail fluff. Kindling can be as thick as your thumb, or thinner like pencil (keep in mind the thinner it is, the shorter burning time it has). ...

The kit comes standard with the last item in the form of a 40-page downloadable ebook for a total price of $48. However, I selected the upgraded version of the kit, which includes the guide in paperback form. This adds $5 to the price of the kit, and I’d say it’s well worth the additional money to have a physical book to study and keep on hand. Full article link in bio today @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

Boring nights around the campfire? Entertainment might not be necessary in a survival situation and we don’t recommend wasting supplies to make cool flame colors, but if you aren’t in a sticky situation & you want to entertain your buddies at camp, check out these hacks. Photo from SawmillSurvival.com. Head over to our bio link to see the survival & preparedness articles for today. 🔥 ...

Mike Glover of Fieldcraft Survival recently had an opportunity to check out some new bike offerings from Honda at the Overland Expo in Arizona. These two motorcycles are clearly at opposite ends of the spectrum. First, he examined the Honda Monkey, a retro-styled variant of the popular Honda Grom. Click our bio link for more @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

“The helicopter found Steele waving his arms outside the ruins of his cabin, with “SOS” carved into the snow nearby.” Full Offgrid article is up in our bio right now @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

Instagram post 2219426962229608236_2003761336 Make & Model: Cannae Pro Gear Legion Day Pack @cannaeprogear / MSRP $100
Some might call it a get-home bag, but it’s more aptly described as a general-purpose 24-hour emergency kit. The contents have helped me through numerous situations, from unexpected overnighters to a vehicle breakdown on a 116-degree F Arizona summer day. Full article on a OFFGRIDweb, link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine . :
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Make & Model: Cannae Pro Gear Legion Day Pack @cannaeprogear / MSRP $100 Some might call it a get-home bag, but it’s more aptly described as a general-purpose 24-hour emergency kit. The contents have helped me through numerous situations, from unexpected overnighters to a vehicle breakdown on a 116-degree F Arizona summer day. Full article on a OFFGRIDweb, link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine . : . . . . . . #gobag #preppergear #edcgear #survivalgeat #camping #backpacking #preparedness #medic #offgridcamping #wildernesssurvival #edcdaily #tactical #military #survivalist #bushcraft ...

Instagram post 2218513386648113098_2003761336 Starting a fire in wet conditions can be very tricky. In a survival situation, it is important to make sure that you have access to dry firewood, kindling, & tinder at all times. Store wood in an area that is dry and sheltered from rainfall. Building a bed platform for your fire is important because it creates a barrier between the damp ground and your fire starting materials. If you successfully start a fire in wet conditions, set damp firewood next to the flames to dry out. 🌧 🔥 😀
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Photo source: ArtOfManliness.com.

Starting a fire in wet conditions can be very tricky. In a survival situation, it is important to make sure that you have access to dry firewood, kindling, & tinder at all times. Store wood in an area that is dry and sheltered from rainfall. Building a bed platform for your fire is important because it creates a barrier between the damp ground and your fire starting materials. If you successfully start a fire in wet conditions, set damp firewood next to the flames to dry out. 🌧 🔥 😀 ⠀ Photo source: ArtOfManliness.com. ...

Instagram post 2217146604767168766_2003761336 In a recent documentary by Northmen, a film crew followed a 76-year-old grandfather through his self-sufficient routine at a remote cabin in the woods. As the video description states, “He is an old and experienced horse logger and is doing all the farm work all year round using only horse power… He has been living off the grid, before there even was a grid.” This documentary follows a 76-year-old man who remains dedicated to his self-sufficient lifestyle in the Scandinavian wilderness. Click our bio link to see more @recoiloffgridmagazine.

In a recent documentary by Northmen, a film crew followed a 76-year-old grandfather through his self-sufficient routine at a remote cabin in the woods. As the video description states, “He is an old and experienced horse logger and is doing all the farm work all year round using only horse power… He has been living off the grid, before there even was a grid.” This documentary follows a 76-year-old man who remains dedicated to his self-sufficient lifestyle in the Scandinavian wilderness. Click our bio link to see more @recoiloffgridmagazine. ...

Instagram post 2216233143447170331_2003761336 Repost @blade_magazine “The TOPS Knives Fieldcraft is a well-known bushcraft/survival blade designed by The Brothers of Bushcraft, a coalition of men across North America focusing on sharing wilderness living skills of all categories. The cutting edge is a modified Scandinavian Grind, effective for carving, skinning and other general woods work. A rockwell hardness of 56-58 is meant to create an ease of sharpening. The pommel of the blade is simply the tang of the knife exposed enough to allow impact from a baton to not effect the handle. On the exposed pommel, you will find a scraper specially designed by one of The Brothers of Bushcraft, for striking Ferro rods in a safe and efficient manner. Image by @MelissaBackwoods. Specs Below:
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MSRP $200
TYPE: FIXED BLADE
OVERALL LENGTH - 10”
BLADE LENGTH - 4.75”
THICKNESS - 0.190”
STEEL - 1095 RC 56-58
HANDLE - MICARTA
WEIGHT - 9.6 OZ
SHEATH INCLUDED, BLACK KYDEX
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Repost @blade_magazine “The TOPS Knives Fieldcraft is a well-known bushcraft/survival blade designed by The Brothers of Bushcraft, a coalition of men across North America focusing on sharing wilderness living skills of all categories. The cutting edge is a modified Scandinavian Grind, effective for carving, skinning and other general woods work. A rockwell hardness of 56-58 is meant to create an ease of sharpening. The pommel of the blade is simply the tang of the knife exposed enough to allow impact from a baton to not effect the handle. On the exposed pommel, you will find a scraper specially designed by one of The Brothers of Bushcraft, for striking Ferro rods in a safe and efficient manner. Image by @MelissaBackwoods. Specs Below: ⠀ MSRP $200 TYPE: FIXED BLADE OVERALL LENGTH - 10” BLADE LENGTH - 4.75” THICKNESS - 0.190” STEEL - 1095 RC 56-58 HANDLE - MICARTA WEIGHT - 9.6 OZ SHEATH INCLUDED, BLACK KYDEX DESIGNED BY Brothers of Bushcraft . . . . . #topsknives #bushcraftknife #huntingknife #bushcraftgear #survivaltools #fixedblade #firecraft #woodcarvingknife #firestarter #primitiveskills #campinggear #bladesteel #campknife #campcooking #survivalcraft #bushcraftlife #skinningknife #bushcraftgear ...

Instagram post 2215007437618698312_2003761336 Richard Weiss: My car emergency go-bag contains the following items: •	Mittens •	Scarf •	Below-zero emergency bag (like an ultra-compact sleeping bag) •	Hand warmers •	Cree LED flashlight •	4 mags for HK VP9 handgun •	2 boxes of 9mm ammo •	Kershaw folding knife •	iPhone backup battery  Weiss shares the contents of his cold-weather go bag and his hunting pack. Read the full article on OFFGRIDweb.com, link in our bio. :
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Richard Weiss: My car emergency go-bag contains the following items: • Mittens • Scarf • Below-zero emergency bag (like an ultra-compact sleeping bag) • Hand warmers • Cree LED flashlight • 4 mags for HK VP9 handgun • 2 boxes of 9mm ammo • Kershaw folding knife • iPhone backup battery Weiss shares the contents of his cold-weather go bag and his hunting pack. Read the full article on OFFGRIDweb.com, link in our bio. : . . . #edcgear #edcgearporn #edcgeardump #edcgears #campgear #gobag #preparation #preparedness #tacticalgear #military #offgrid #survival ...

Instagram post 2213627934598288043_2003761336 Repost from our partner magazine @blade_magazine. If you dig knives, we suggest you follow their page. .
Bushcraft Knife Feature. Featuring the Firecraft® FC5 by @WhiteRiverKnives; designed to withstand heavy outdoor use. The deep finger indent provides grip and protection for whittling wood and precision tasks. The other side of the knife handle features a steel divot (not visible in this photo) which is meant to be used as a handhold for a bowdrill friction fire set-up. The spine of the blade also features a notch for striking a ferro rod firestarter. The Kydex sheath can be adjusted and worn in several different positions. There is also a looped handle for fast deployment. Lot's of cool features on this blade.  Images by @MelissaBackwoods. 🔥 🔪 🌲 
Product Specs:
Blade Steel: CPM S35VN
Hardness: 58-60 HRC
Blade Length: 5”
Overall Length: 10”
Knife Weight: 8 ounces
Blade Thickness: 0.158"
Designed by Jason Tietz
MSRP $290
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Repost from our partner magazine @blade_magazine. If you dig knives, we suggest you follow their page. . Bushcraft Knife Feature. Featuring the Firecraft® FC5 by @WhiteRiverKnives; designed to withstand heavy outdoor use. The deep finger indent provides grip and protection for whittling wood and precision tasks. The other side of the knife handle features a steel divot (not visible in this photo) which is meant to be used as a handhold for a bowdrill friction fire set-up. The spine of the blade also features a notch for striking a ferro rod firestarter. The Kydex sheath can be adjusted and worn in several different positions. There is also a looped handle for fast deployment. Lot's of cool features on this blade. Images by @MelissaBackwoods. 🔥 🔪 🌲 Product Specs: Blade Steel: CPM S35VN Hardness: 58-60 HRC Blade Length: 5” Overall Length: 10” Knife Weight: 8 ounces Blade Thickness: 0.158" Designed by Jason Tietz MSRP $290 ⠀ #BladeMagazine . . . . . . #S35VN #cpmsteel #whiteriverknives #bushcraftknife #huntingknife #bushcraftgear #survivaltools #fixedblade #firecraft #woodcarvingknife #firestarter #primitiveskills #campinggear #bladesteel #campknife #campcooking #survivalcraft #bushcraftlife #skinningknife #bushcraftgear ...

Instagram post 2213385334880639772_2003761336 Bushcrafter Max Egorov outlines some of his latest project and improvements to his Offgrid Cabin. These alterations include a water-resistant natural sod roof, round plexiglass windows, and a large door handmade from dovetailed slabs of a nearby pine tree. As with all of the projects on the Advoko Makes channel, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is impressive. You can watch video by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine. .
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Bushcrafter Max Egorov outlines some of his latest project and improvements to his Offgrid Cabin. These alterations include a water-resistant natural sod roof, round plexiglass windows, and a large door handmade from dovetailed slabs of a nearby pine tree. As with all of the projects on the Advoko Makes channel, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is impressive. You can watch video by clicking our bio link @recoiloffgridmagazine. . . . . . #bushcrafting #bushcrafter #bushcrafters #bushcraftgear #bushcrafttools #bushcraftskills #bushcraftturkiye #bushcraftbrasil #bushcraftcooking #bushcraftshelter #bushcraftlife #bushcraftusa #bushcraftcamp #bushcraftessentials #bushcraftknives #bushcraftcanada #bushcraftuk #bushcraftkit #bushcraftitalia #bushcraftindonesia ...

Instagram post 2211266004734905118_2003761336 Bored or dug wells are what most of us past a certain age may remember from our childhoods. These are typically only 10 to 30 feet deep, with a relatively large diameter and tend to be accessing aquifers that are relatively close to the surface. This type of well is most directly impacted by surface activity. This is one of 3 different types of water wells. 
New Offgrid Article "Things to Know Before Building a Well", Article link in bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ⠀
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Photo Source: ThePracticalCottager.com

Bored or dug wells are what most of us past a certain age may remember from our childhoods. These are typically only 10 to 30 feet deep, with a relatively large diameter and tend to be accessing aquifers that are relatively close to the surface. This type of well is most directly impacted by surface activity. This is one of 3 different types of water wells. New Offgrid Article "Things to Know Before Building a Well", Article link in bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ⠀ . . . . . #homesteading #homesteadinglife #homesteadingskills #homesteadingmama #urbanhomesteading #happyhomesteading #homesteadingfamily #homesteadinginthecity #suburbanhomesteading #modernhomesteading #waterwell Photo Source: ThePracticalCottager.com ...

Instagram post 2210586535355417766_2003761336 The Instant Rufus slingshot is an extremely cool device, and is designed to fire 12mm steel ball bearings in quick succession. Clever touches like the magnetic feed mechanism, thumb trigger, and metal barrel appear to make this into a reliable and accurate weapon. Learn more on Offgridweb, link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ⠀
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The Instant Rufus slingshot is an extremely cool device, and is designed to fire 12mm steel ball bearings in quick succession. Clever touches like the magnetic feed mechanism, thumb trigger, and metal barrel appear to make this into a reliable and accurate weapon. Learn more on Offgridweb, link in our bio @recoiloffgridmagazine. ⠀ . . . . . #slingshots #slingshot #slingshothunting #slingshotshooting #slingshotlife #slingshotsaturday #mbslingshot #survivalcraft #frictionfire #primitivetechnology #bowdrill #primitiveskills #wildernesssurvival #primitive #outdoorsy #survivalskills #selfreliance #bushcraft #hunting #getoutside ...

Instagram post 2209172051663373772_2003761336 Full Article Link in our bio: We covered 7 Nonmetallic Weapons for Self-Defense and the @GLGKnifeworks Lumber Crayon was one of the tools Offgrid reviewed.
The GLG Lumber Crayon resembles a pencil, but it’s actually solid G10 with a stained “lead” in the middle. It has a completely nonmetallic construction and slim shape make it exceptionally easy to conceal and its innocuous appearance won’t draw attention in many environments. However, while it’ll easily pass visual inspection, anyone who tests its writing ability will instantly realize it’s not what it seems. 😉 
Overall Length: 6.8 Inches,
Weight: 0.8 Ounces, 
MSRP $25 
Read about the other 6 nonmetallic self-defense weapons. Full article link in our bio @RecoilOffGridMagazine.
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Full Article Link in our bio: We covered 7 Nonmetallic Weapons for Self-Defense and the @GLGKnifeworks Lumber Crayon was one of the tools Offgrid reviewed. The GLG Lumber Crayon resembles a pencil, but it’s actually solid G10 with a stained “lead” in the middle. It has a completely nonmetallic construction and slim shape make it exceptionally easy to conceal and its innocuous appearance won’t draw attention in many environments. However, while it’ll easily pass visual inspection, anyone who tests its writing ability will instantly realize it’s not what it seems. 😉 Overall Length: 6.8 Inches, Weight: 0.8 Ounces, MSRP $25 Read about the other 6 nonmetallic self-defense weapons. Full article link in our bio @RecoilOffGridMagazine. ⠀ ⠀ . . . . . . #self_defense #selfdefense #selfdefenseforwomen #selfdefensetips #selfdefensetraining #selfdefensetool #selfdefensetechniques #selfdefenseforkids #selfdefensefamily #selfdefensesunday #selfdefenseinstructor #womensselfdefense ...

OFFGRID Issue 35 is now on Newsstands & Available at OFFGRIDWeb.com. This month: Home buglary preparation, basics of well-building, winter survival techniques, kid-friendly prepping, emergency alternatives to cash, the best new survival books, gear reviews & more. ...

By studying the winter adaptations of animals, we can consider new ways to adjust our own winter survival strategies. See how all 34 animals survive in winter on Offgrid Web, link in our bio. ...

Instagram post 2203020376479400601_2003761336 Pictured in photo, top left: The Särmä TST L3 jacket and pants (top item) are thin enough to be worn as midlayers, but warm enough to be worn as outer layers. Both items are exceptionally priced for the quality you get. 
Bottom right: In the baselayer department (pictures on the bottom), @Varusteleka is a military and outdoor company from Finland, so we knew they spoke fluent cold-weather clothing. They sent us an assortment of baselayers, and we were pleased with how the items performed. They were thin enough to be worn in with other baselayers if desired. The 80/20 merino wool/polyester combo kept us sufficiently warm and were very comfortable.

Pictured in photo, top left: The Särmä TST L3 jacket and pants (top item) are thin enough to be worn as midlayers, but warm enough to be worn as outer layers. Both items are exceptionally priced for the quality you get. Bottom right: In the baselayer department (pictures on the bottom), @Varusteleka is a military and outdoor company from Finland, so we knew they spoke fluent cold-weather clothing. They sent us an assortment of baselayers, and we were pleased with how the items performed. They were thin enough to be worn in with other baselayers if desired. The 80/20 merino wool/polyester combo kept us sufficiently warm and were very comfortable. ...

Instagram post 2202517031730198316_2003761336 Another diagram of the quinzhee snow shelter. If you get stuck out in the cold, knowing how to build a proper shelter is critical. Hypothermia is one of the biggest threats in a cold weather survival situation. On Offgrid web, we discuss several ways to survive in the cold weather if you get stranded. Click our bio link to see all of the OFFGRID articles to keep you prepared this winter. ❄️⛺
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Another diagram of the quinzhee snow shelter. If you get stuck out in the cold, knowing how to build a proper shelter is critical. Hypothermia is one of the biggest threats in a cold weather survival situation. On Offgrid web, we discuss several ways to survive in the cold weather if you get stranded. Click our bio link to see all of the OFFGRID articles to keep you prepared this winter. ❄️⛺ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #offgrid #shelter #snowshelter #survivalshelter bushcraft #bushcrafting #bushcrafter #bushcraftusa #bushcraftturkiye ##bushcraftuk #bushcraftskills ⠀ ⠀ ...


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