Practical, Tactical: Training Questions from a Reader

I got these questions from a reader based on the last couple of posts and its questions many have but don't quite understand. There's a lot of different reasons people begin to focus on communications, but when you boil it down, its one of two real necessities: either networking your group over an area, or, …

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Tasks for the ‘Designated Commo’ Guy

The reality for a lot of groups out there is that they have the one designate guy for everything. The medical guy, the mechanic guy, the construction guy, the gunsmith guy, the computer/tech guy, the jack-of-all-trades kinda guy, etc. Its no different when it comes to communications for the bulk of the people I've worked …

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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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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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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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The Prepper’s Signal Kit: Line of Sight Equipment Suggestions Based on Requests

I get a lot of questions regarding equipment- its a common theme, as a lot of the preppersphere focuses on what to buy. As anyone who's taken the RTO Course knows, the actual equipment itself doesn't matter that much with some solid foundational training. One VHF analog radio, functionality-wise, does the same thing as any …

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Guerrilla Radio: Getting Your Local Station Running

Originally posted over at American Partisan. Come check us out- lots of good liberty-oriented material getting posted daily. Many of the questions I get on a day-to-day basis revolve around what equipment is needed to get a radio station up and running with minimal cost. That’s a tough question and one that’s even tougher when …

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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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