First Line Course: Primitive Tools and Weapons

On the second day of class we cover improvised weapons and tools, including hands on with flint knapping, primitive archery from bows we make from locally grown Osage and deer sinew, Atlatls, fishing kit made from sinew and bone,  while getting hands on with it in ways you might not otherwise.   One Mind, Any …

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New Fall Course Added: Basic Human Tracking

I'm excited to add a new class to the course schedule for the Fall- Basic Man Tracking on 7-8 September 2019. The class will be instructed by Holy Serf, a retired LEO, 82nd Airborne Combat Engineer and Medic, Wilderness First Responder and EMT, and having run this same course to professional law enforcement and search …

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From A Reader: Spot-On Observations

One of the best things about running this blog, without a doubt, has been the interaction I've had with so many good folks. Communications are that area that makes or breaks a unit at the tactical level and unfortunately, those same tactical communications have been the most misunderstood or neglected area of knowledge in the …

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Signals Intelligence and Radio Recon: Student Reviews

Over the last weekend we conducted my Signals Intelligence course, which is designed to be a ground level approach to practical monitoring and intelligence gathering but also recognizing the very real threat of unconventional electronic warfare. It's very much the other side of the coin from what's taught in the RTO Course. This class is …

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RTO Course Review From Some Tennessee Volunteers

This one is from an open enrollment course a couple of months back. Been running behind on a number of tasks- a lot of irons in the fire. That said however, time is getting short and there's a logical conclusion to the uptick in belligerence we see from all angles. Use your time wisely.  ********** …

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Scenes from the Recon and Surveillance Team Course

The Recon and Surveillance Team (R & S) course is designed to train civilians in the basic tasks of small unit tactics from the perspective of both a hunter and an observer. Rather than wasting time, money and ammo on modified close quarters battle techniques or even worse, mirroring conventional Infantry, this class teaches a …

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Battlefield Intelligence: A Primer on Collection & Exploitation

This article originally appeared on American Partisan. Check the site out- a lot of great content is being posted daily, including current event sitreps, articles by subject matter experts with real world experience in all areas of preparedness. The goal of intelligence collection is finding and reporting actionable information. The key to action is figuring …

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Advanced RTO: A Practical Exercise In Photos

The RTO Basic Course's task and purpose is to understand tactical communications with off the shelf gear. It's a come-as-you-are class, just like it will be in a prepper's retreat, rapidly getting new folks up to speed on essential tasks who may have a wide variety of equipment. The Advanced RTO course steps far beyond …

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