Scenes From A Recent RTO Course

I've been burning the midnight oil trying to get as many people and groups trained as humanly possible over the last couple of months. Rough times are definitely on the horizon, and as I tell everyone in my classes when asked, the best thing you can do is train. Get off the internet, get off …

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First Line Course: Improvised Shelters And Primitive Weapons

Here's a few snapshots from last weekend's First Line Course. In the first day's afternoon, students were instructed on the basics of temporary survival shelters, protecting against thermal loss and constructed their own to live in for the duration of the course: A short primer on off grid cooking and a stew for the class: …

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Montana RTO Course: Fourth Course Review

I'll reiterate again- the experience of training in the Redoubt was nothing short of incredible. The opportunity to work with the good folks from that part of the nation was a blessing and one that I intend on making happen again. This review comes from the Lower Valley Assembly, an excellent resource and community organization …

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Montana RTO Course: Two Student Reviews

Every class is a humbling experience. The opportunity to meet and arm good people with the knowledge and resources to make themselves and their groups better is one that I do not take lightly. At the behest of the staff at American Partisan, we brought the RTO Course to Montana and the American Redoubt. It …

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Montana RTO Course and Other Admin Notes

Just one week out until the 8-9 SEP RTO Course at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Its going to be a packed class. Students aren't required to bring anything other than a notebook, pen, and something comfortable. There's going to be a lot of notes packed into two days of instruction and hands on exercises, so …

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From A Reader: AmRRON T-REX 18 AAR

AmRRON (American Redoubt Radio Operator's Network) holds an annual grid-down exercise, having its members relay traffic and reports for a disaster scenario. In my view its what the ARRL's Field Day actually should be, but that's another story. Mauser sends the following: First, I'm not sure how familiar you are with AMRRON, so a quick …

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Developing and Exploiting Open Source Signals Intelligence

The whole point of intelligence is exploitation- what we collect and refine must be actionable. If not, it does us no good. You can run around with your rifle and kit all day and accomplish exactly zero without a larger coordination and dedicated effort towards recognizing how to exploit weakness in one's foe. That is, …

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