Andries van der Merwe

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USAF Wants Units To Rapidly Build And Fly From New Bases In The Middle Of A Future War

The USAF needs to adapt since adversaries would try to neutralize established facilities in the opening phases of any potential high-end conflict.<p>USAF<p>…

Military

How Russia's "Superkiller" Hitman Took Down Dozens Before Dying Himself — Or Did He?

He escaped impenetrable prisons. He murdered mafiosos. He almost lived safely in secrecy, until the hitman became the target.<p>Alexander Solonik, the …

The Jackery Explorer 240 is a Compact Off-Grid Power Supply

Posted in Gear<p>Whether you charge it up by plugging it in or use the brand’s optional solar panels, the Explorer 240 from Jackery provides plenty of …

Off-grid

How to Strengthen Your Defenses - The Master Key | RECOIL OFFGRID

In This Article<p>Key One: Easy Pickings<br>• Key Two: Onion Rings!<br>• Key Three: To Err is Human<br>• Key Four: Workplace Violence<br>• Key Points<br>• Lock-Picking …

Off-grid

How to Be Invisible Online -- Without Going Off the Grid (Infographic)

It's important to go the extra mile to protect your personal information online.<p>Companies and organizations are getting their hands on our data and using it for a number of reasons we don’t even know about. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to minimize your presence online and …

Personal Information

Anderson Manufacturing launches new Advanced Micro Dot sight (VIDEO)

Anderson Manufacturing announced a new red dot sight, introducing consumers to the Advanced Micro Dot.While its official name — the Anderson …

Batteries

Documents reveal Salisbury poisoning suspects' Russian defence ministry ties

Documents uncovered by investigative journalists have provided the first public evidence that the suspects in the Salisbury novichok attack have formal ties to the Russian ministry of defence.<p>British authorities have charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov with conspiracy to murder Sergei and …

Russian Military

Zeroing On a Target: Breakdown of Sniper Tactics

The Grueling Training the Army Uses to Turn Soldiers into Snipers

Why the Marines Love Glock

And the 19M pistol.Why the Marines Love GlockIt’s ambidextrous, ergonomic, compact and easy to conceal — but for now, this handgun is only available …

U.S. Marines

Skripal Novichok poisoning: Kremlin on hunt for Russian 'traitor' who helped identify hitmen

Kremlin spy chiefs have launched an international manhunt for Putin’s new number one target - the Russian “traitor” who helped ID the Novichok hitmen.<p>…

Special Forces

An Equator Full of Hurricanes Shows a Preview of End Times

The map looks terrifyingly unfamiliar. Not because of the outlines of the continents; those are comforting in their hooks, tails, splotches, and …

Sea Level

This Gun Is Loved By Militaries Around the World (And Its About To Become Even Deadlier)

The HK416 is getting an upgrade.This Gun Is Loved By Militaries Around the World (And Its About To Become Even Deadlier)The rifle of choice of many …

Special Forces

Headache for India as China inducts deadly Sniper Platoon into its army

<b>New Delhi, Sep 14:</b> A sniper platoon of the Chinese army is the new headache for India. China has inducted this platoon of a Mobile Infantry Battalion …

U.S. Marines

The Chinese military has a big and glaring weakness, and it's turning to Russia to fix it during massive war games

The Russian and Chinese armed forces are putting their military might on display on land, in the air, and at sea in a massive exercise in Russia's far east, where China is learning lessons from Russia's warfighting experience in Syria and other global hotspots.<p>Chinese troops, as well as helicopters …

Vostok

When You Can’t Stitch It Up, Zip It with ZipStitch

Posted in Gear and Health<p>If you think about staring into a gaping wound & having to fix it yourself, ZipStitch is kind of a scary first aid product …

Survivalism

7 things you'll have to learn when you first take a leadership position

Congratulations! You've either finally been pinned or you've been laterally transferred to a position where you're placed over someone else. You've …

Regulation

How America Planned to Crush Russia in a War: Kill the Satellites

One eventual result was America’s Cold War nuclear satellite-killer — a missile that could lob an atomic warhead into Ea

Cold War

14 amazing yet little-known facts about the Korean War

We call it "the Korean War;" the North Koreans call it the "Fatherland Liberation War." Whatever you call it, on June 25, 1950, North Korean tanks …

Korean War

​Shredded Australian Military Commander Shares Tips For Tearing Up Your Core

This is how you get outside your comfort zone and push your body to the brink<p>Way back, in the pre-Internet days, one might have to throw down $100 (or more) per hour to find someone to help whip them into shape. You can still do that if that’s the route you want to go; personal trainers definitely …

Fitness

Benghazi Whistle-Blowers: We Sat And Watched Them Die

<b>The Scandal In Libya:</b> On the night Bengazi burned and four Americans died, forces ready to deploy were told to stand down and our secretary of state …

Whistleblowers

Get off the grid... and stay there! The solar-powered tiny houseboat that can be all yours for $61,000

A sweet teeny-tiny houseboat which is less than nine feet wide has been built for nature lovers and fishermen seeking a bit of luxury on the …

Food & Dining

5 Solar Powered Products That You Should Actually Buy

We might be years away from seeing solar power compete with traditional energy sources on an industrial level, but it’s never been easier for the individual to tap into the power of the sun. Solar technology continues to evolve and the products that hit the market are better year after year. We dug …

Batteries

packing for tracking

Tracking seems to have become a whole ‘genre’ in itself. But we should not lose sight of the fact that, at its heart, it belongs within the larger …

Survive, Evade, Resist & Escape | RECOIL OFFGRID

In This Article<p>Lesson 1 You Are Only As Strong As Your Team<br>• Lesson 2 Sleep Is A Luxury…That’ll Get You Killed<br>• Lesson 3 Good Guys Get Hurt, Too<br>• Lesson 4 …

Off-grid

5.11 Tactical UCR IFAK – An Individual First-Aid Kit for Firearm Owners

Every shooter should carry a medical kit equipped to treat a gunshot wound until paramedics can arrive.One range accessory that should be in every …

First Aid

Dispelling 12 Gauge Shotgun Myths

<i>Editor’s Note: We may have taken a break from our series on defensive shotguns, but it’s far from being over. Today, I’m proud to be able to share</i> …

Self Defense

The Pentagon Just Dropped a Massive Report on China's Military. Here's What You Need To Know.

Mandated in the fiscal 2000 National Defense Authorization Act, the annual report is an important source of regular updates regarding China’s growing …

China

As U.S. Army Rethinks How Soldiers Will Communicate In Future Combat, Harsh Realities Loom

There’s a debate going on in the U.S. Army about what the military service’s next combat vehicle and rotorcraft should look like. When it comes to communicating on the battlefields of tomorrow, though, everybody in the Army seems to agree on what they would like.<p>It’s an iPhone.<p>The smart phones made …

U.S. Army

Religiosity reigns in US, on the wane in western Europe

A new data analysis shows US adults are more religious than those in western Europe. Even those who have no religious affiliation are more likely to …

Europe

Why the Military Still Loves Shotguns in a Firefight

Military shotguns are an invaluable part of twenty-first century arsenals.

Military