Tag Archives: Sam Culper

SHTF Intelligence – Waynesville, NC

This SHTF Intelligence course is a two-day course that prepares students to gather intelligence information for post-SHTF community security. Each training day begins at 0900 and ends approximately 1700 (5pm), with a mid-day lunch break. Over the course of two … Continue reading

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Sam Culper: Malheur Update

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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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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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Start Being Effective Today: Participate in this IR

Intelligence Requirements: Ebola by Sam Culper A friend and I started talking about Ebola and intelligence requirements, so we have some intelligence requirements for everyone.  Let’s crowdsource some OSINT gathering.  I’ll give away a free course through the Culper Institute($49-$99 … Continue reading

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Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

This article outlines what I see as the four greatest kinetic threats to preppers.  By kinetic, I mean physical threats of force.  This list doesn’t include dehydration, starvation, illness or natural disasters. 1. Your neighbors.  Not only are your neighbors … Continue reading

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Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Lots of major updates on the news front. First, we’ve published our first online intelligence course at the Culper Institute.  Everyone reading this should takeIA101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis because it will improve your security and it won’t cost you … Continue reading

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The Virtual ACE

by Sam Culper One great thing about you learning intelligence through the Culper Institute is that we can now start doing practical exercises via the web.  The common denominator of all students is that they’ll all have at least the … Continue reading

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Civil Infrastructure Intelligence

by Sam Culper One of the greatest things you can give a unit is intelligence on a target.  Intelligence always drives the fight. Today, we’ll briefly look at civil infrastructure and some opportunities for intelligence analysis of buildings.  Urban operations … Continue reading

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Gangs & Intelligence Preparation of the Community

From Newsweek: For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool: As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig “Shine” Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang … Continue reading

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Order of Battle

Order of Battle (OB), sometimes referred to as OrBat/ORBAT, is an intelligence product detailing the command, strength and disposition, and equipment of military units.  There’s a likely an OB product for every military in the world sitting at the Pentagon … 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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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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Republic of Texas – An Analytical Exercise

A team of intelligence analysts met recently to discuss the cause/effects of the secession of Texas and the official (re)formation of the Republic of Texas.  This is not a formal, finished intelligence product.  The contents of this post resulted from a … Continue reading

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Mission Analysis & the Four D’s

by Sam Culper I recently started incorporating the four D’s into Mission Planning and Analysis.  The mission drives intelligence and intelligence drives the fight.  Therefore if we don’t understand the mission, we can’t drive the fight. The mission of protecting … Continue reading

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