RTO Course: A Student’s Review

Every class I've run, be it Commo-related or SUT, has been impressive as far as the people who are serious about training. As I tell every class, working with civilians is a whole other animal from training soldiers, but a great one and in many ways, even more rewarding. Bulleit, the nom de guerre of …

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SIGINT Freeware

Courtesy of a reader and RTO Course alum, one signals intelligence software resource called SORCERER. It's been around for a minute and the original freeware was plagued with backdoor malware, but courtesy of the website in the link, this version is safe to use. The program is interesting even if it does play havoc on …

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So, What Role Will Militias Play In The ‘Upcoming Unpleasantness’, Anyway?

This is a response, of sorts, to a post done a month ago over at Forward Observer. It's an important read. I don't disagree with the key points, but there's a definite context that needs clarification. As one who's been on the receiving end of the policy points made in the white paper which Sam …

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Back to Basics: Everything That’s Old Is New Again

A couple of articles that were sent to me by different sources: Operation Lone Wolf: Sniper Leader Course Trains and Tests US and Allied Forces QRPX-2017 First Place Winner - How the Army Does HF Radio Although a little over a year old, they both indicate a (welcome) re-emphasis on basic small unit thinking and …

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The First Line Course: An Introduction

Survival means different things to different people. To some, it's a series of preparations for some future cataclysmic event; others, a realization of the unsustainability of many of today's practices or a return to the simpler, more natural ways of life. In that vein, survival includes primitive living skills and bushcrafting. All of these view …

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