Guidelines for Integrating Inter-Team Communications Into Your Kit

The cornerstone of why you need communications in the field is unit coordination. Teams must have a way to relay what they see and update the situation to other partner teams in the field and to a command location. This is what's known as Inter-Team Communications and should be thought of as your lifeline for …

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Skills Over Gear, or, Doing More With Less

Clothes don't make the man. All too often in the Survivalist & Prepper scene a lot of focus gets placed on gear. In fact so much so that a lot of sites devolve into simply reviewing individual pieces, which in turn is basically an overview with nothing else. And don't get me wrong, I love …

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A Useful Online Tool for Line Of Sight (LOS) Communications

One of the responsibilities of the RTO in a planning cycle is knowing what tools will cover the distances needed during the patrol. You very well may LOVE license free FRS handhelds, only to get two klicks into the bush to realize they don't work like you thought they would. These problems are some of …

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The Mountain Man as a Rifleman: An Analysis of a Better Survivalist Strategy

When it comes to survivalism, prepping and general self reliance, an overtone of a militant nature flows through the veins of many. Rightfully so. The ability to skillfully protect what is near and dear to a community is the backbone of why one would prepare. Often enough this necessitates a high focus on military weapons …

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RTO Course: Open Enrollment 3-4 MAR 2018

***FRAGO: SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS*** Due to high demand and a tight spring schedule, this is the first of two dates available for an open enrollment course. Original course outline here. What the RTO Course is: This course is designed to instruct students on the basics of effective communications in a tactical environment. Students will …

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Getting a Correct (and useful!) Zero on Your Rifle

In many of the discussions I've had with both like-minded and comparably-experienced folks, including some in my inner-circle, the topic of LRM comes up with usually two platforms in mind; the AR in 5.56 and a Bolt gun, commonly in 308 (7.62x51). To a man, we recognize the distinct advantage of the rifleman, not only …

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Practical Carbine Accuracy: Off the Bench and In the Field

There's a lot of confusion even among longtime shooters between what a rifle is capable of doing off the bench on a nice controlled square range and what's actually practical for a serviceable combat weapon. The two really aren't the same. While tight groups are definitely a plus and a goal to be attained, having …

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