Category Archives: Safety and Preparedness

COMINT and A Note On Intelligence Exploitation

The drug cartels are using radios to report the movements of Mexican police and military.  It’s a very functional Early Warnings & Indicators (EWI) system they have set up, not unlike what Sparks31 and I have been talking about with … Continue reading

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Choosing a compass

I’ve been asked by several readers which compass I use and why I chose it. My primary compass is the Suunto MC-2, my alternate compass is a Suunto A-10 and the compass in my survival kit is a little Brunton … Continue reading

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Convict Conditioning

h/t WRSA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Most people think PT is a car from Chrysler or physical therapy. Physical training is the most important aspect of any training for your survival. I highly recommend “Convict Conditioning” as the most essential tool to rebuilding your … Continue reading

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Operating in a tactical environment – non comms related post

by DanMorgan76 I recently noticed a WRSA posting regarding Daniel Beard’s Book “Camp-Lore”, and an article from ivymikecafe.comregarding his recent backpacking trip into the Appalachian mountains. The author explains the trips purpose was skill building, primarily land navigation.  Others in … Continue reading

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Going to require more from group members starting NOW.

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COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

by Sam Culper One threat that many preppers are likely to face post-SHTF is that of the criminal insurgent, or groups of criminals, gangs, mobs, and looters.  This criminal threat will manifest for a few reasons; namely out of the … Continue reading

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Most Likely Causes of a Societal Breakdown

The following six events represent some of the most likely events which would mortally wound our society. 1. False flag attack as a result of a chemical and biological attack 2. False flag attack as a result of a series of … Continue reading

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SouthernPrepper1: This can kill us now or in WROL

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Red Yellow Green Blue

We’ve talked a bit about Red, Yellow, and Green villages in Afghanistan.  They were essentially classifications we assigned to villages as part of a Village Stability Operation (VSO) in order to prioritize our efforts in turning “yellow” villages “green”.  Very … Continue reading

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How to protect your gear from EBOLA as you bug out.

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SouthernPrepper1: Can you spare some sugar?

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Free Intelligence Webinar – Tuesday, 07 October

by Sam Culper III I’ll be doing a free hour-long webinar on Intelligence on Tuesday, 7 October through Summer of Survival.  In this webinar, I’ll be stating the case that all preppers and patriots have the tools available to begin collecting … Continue reading

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BUILDING TRIBE, II

by John Mosby We, as preppers, tend to let the potential future bad times take precedence over the good moments in our lives today. Sure, the government sucks, rule-of-law is gone, and Islamo-fascist jihadists are going to be setting off … Continue reading

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BUILDING TRIBE, PART I

by John Mosby I get asked a lot, both in training environments and via email, “John, I understand the importance of tribe, but how do I go about finding like-minded people to form a group? Should I join a group that … Continue reading

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Army Medical Publications

TB MED 1 6/15/1981 Storage, Preservation, Packaging, Packing, Maintenance, and Surveillance of Material; Medical Activities PDF TB MED 3 3/31/1988 AMEDD End Stage Renal Disease Standards of Practice PDF TB MED 4 6/16/2003 DOD Human-Animal Bond Principles and Guidelines PDF … Continue reading

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How To Get a Family of Four Prepped for The Coming Collapse – In The Quickest and Easiest Way Possible…

This morning as I was trying to catch up on my email (I get a massive amount of email each month, last month over 3,000), I opened a great one from John W. In a nutshell  John, is new to prepping and hasn’t really … Continue reading

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Dog Training for Security and Survival

I like a lot of types of dogs including mutts. I really dislike some breeds of dogs. I have owned 3 types of dogs. MY ONLY FAVORITE, which I did own and love, is the German Shepherd. I am in … Continue reading

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Why Now Is the Time to Get Your Ham License

Most preppers get the idea that communication is an important capability to have during an emergency. Despite this understanding though, few preppers have a solid communication plan in place beyond a few two-way walkie-talkie devices and the false hope that their … Continue reading

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IPB Q&A Webinar

On 19 August, I’ll be hosting an hour long webinar to answer your questions about Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) over at the Culper Institute.  This event will be free to all students enrolled in the course.  I’ll be answering … Continue reading

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Yapfest: A Talk on Intelligence

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

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Prepping, Post-SHTF and Counterinsurgency

I finished re-reading Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnamover the weekend. (It’s a MUST READ; non-negotiable for preppers and Patriots.) After talking with a few friends, it dawned on me that formulating a defense … Continue reading

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Book Signing – Scott Hunt’s Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness

Carolina Readiness Supply 72 Montgomery St, Waynesville, NC 28786 Saturday August 16th 1-4 pm

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Inform Ops – Security Is Rooted in Behavior, Not Technology

FreeFor & Information Ops… A number of FreeFor have expressed a concern that they want to be more secure online, but weren’t sure how to go about it.  We’ll attempt to close that gap.  It isn’t hard, it will just require … Continue reading

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Reveal How Deadly Ebola Virus Assembles

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the molecular mechanism by which the deadly Ebola virus assembles, providing potential new drug targets. Surprisingly, the study showed that the same molecule that assembles and releases new viruses also rearranges … Continue reading

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‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband

Patrick Sawyer was supposed to be at his kids’ birthday party in a few weeks—but he died of the virus before he could board a flight to Minneapolis. His wife on the epidemic’s toll. Nigeria felt a chill from the … Continue reading

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Night Vision: Practical Gear Use 1

by Chris. Stand Here is how I run my helmet for night operations.  It’s an OPS CORE FAST ballistic helmet.  The shell is constructed of carbon + UHMWPE which equates to a 20% weight reduction from ACH and MICH helmets. … Continue reading

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Introduce Strategy into Your Drills

The G&G Combat Machine 16 Raider Short AEG Airsoft gun in Desert Tan color is a great light weight weapon. The gun achieves its light weight by being made of a very light, yet very durable, polymer. Due to the … Continue reading

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Why We Plan

by Sam Culper III This is just a quick note to remind everyone of why we plan and why we write things down.  In class and elsewhere on the net in regards to a few of my articles, I hear … Continue reading

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Minuteman video: Priority of work for the minuteman in the defense or assembly area

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Homemade Gravity Fed Water Filter

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SouthernPrepper1: A MUST for TODAY’S minuteman

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CHEAP Medical Supplies! DOLLAR Tree Shopping!

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Customer Appreciation Day at Carolina Readiness Supply

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Burner Phones from a SIGINT Perspective

One definition of Operations Security (OPSEC) is the protection of critical information. It’s probably safe to say that freedom fighters who find themselves operating in a semi-permissive or non-permissive environment and conducting security missions against a tyrannical regime would consider … Continue reading

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Preppers make it hard to get to their fire sometimes

Homemade fire truck for the prepper

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Guardian556: Jewelweed

Jewelweed is nature’s hydro-cortisone. Keep this on hand for poison ivy and poison oak.

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Three Steps to Improving Prepper Intelligence

by Sam Culper III This blog’s readership consists mostly of Patriots and Preppers.  This growing subsection of America is the entire reason this blog exists, and I’m here to advise and enable better security for your communities and homesteads.  If … Continue reading

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Guardian556: How to Clear a Double Feed Malfunction

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Guardian556: Pipsissewa

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America Unplugged

America Unplugged premieres June 5 at 8PM EP on the Sportsman Channel

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