A large-scale disaster strikes while you’re at work. The roads are clogged, communications are down. Do you have a plan of action? Do you know how to find your family in the chaos? Do you have what you need to make it back home safely? Disasters, whether man-made or natural present a whole different set of challenges in urban environments.

RECOIL OFFGRID takes a fresh look at these and other 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 in the magazine include survival gear, food preparation, medical care, protection, and communications, as well as prepping your home and vehicle.

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Version 4.4.2

To make your reading experience even better, we update the app regularly.
This update includes:
• Minor bug fixes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings


Great magazine not so great app!

I start ran across this magazine in Barnes and Noble. I picked it up and thought it was a great read and loved the layout so I decided to see if the had for my iPad and came across the app. Downloaded thinking that maybe it would have some cool features but it didn't. The app and the magazine are one in the same which is good and bad all at the same time. I would have given it a higher rating if they included some more features or a better detailed write up of the articles. Hopefully they will get better and not a 1 shot deal.

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Very good

Updated: I am able to download and read my purchased magazines on multiple devices. My iPad and iPhone.

So far I have really enjoyed the app. I recently stumbled across a more recent, hard copy issue of Offgrid and loved the articles, layout, and photography in it. I wanted to get earlier editions but realized that they are hard to come by and I am not paying $90+ on eBay for early hard copy issues. So I took a chance on this app and downloaded the first issue. No bugs or problems yet. I am using an iPad mini without retina display. I have not upgraded my OS software to 8.0+ Others seem to be having some issues with the latest OS. Most all products listed have hyperlinks to their website which I find very helpful for researching. Easy to navigate. Double tap to zoom, double tap to zoom out to flip the page. Pretty simple. I will most likely download additional issues. Very nicely written magazine.

Smiling Ranger ,

Good Magazine, Terrible App.

The magazine content is great, but the electronic version is just a static copy of the file sent to the printers to produce the physical magazine. At least the URLs could have been made into hyperlinks. Even better, some interactive content or additional hyper-content would've been nice to add some value over paper media.

Also, purchasing electronic issues of the magazine is just a straight download and doesn't link it to you iCloud account or the AppStore. I bought electronic issues via my iPhone, but now can't read it on my iPad unless I buy it again.

As others have mentioned, why is this a separate app instead of an integrated part of the newsstand? What kind of amateur chose these hacks to put this together for OffGrid? Couldn't they have at least asked Shelley for her advice first?

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