Listed are some of the training services I offer individuals and groups. These classes, based upon personal and practical experience in the topics covered, are offered to the Prepping/Survivalist community outside of the paradigm usually taught. Aside from these and the future classes to be listed, I can tailor a class to your group’s specific needs and abilities per request. Be sure to check out the training schedule for the remainder of 2018 and early 2019. Forward all inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
***All course prices are reflective of training at the NC site.***
RTO Basic: $200 per Student
This class will teach students the basics of communications at the Team or Squad Level in the field. Topics of instruction include:
- Identifying Equipment Requirements
- Writing a Signals Operating Index
- PACE Planning for Communications
- Basic equipment capabilities
- Traffic handling
- Improvised antenna types, uses and construction
- Setting up and running an NVIS HF station
- Message Formats
- Setting up and communicating from a field site
Two day course will culminate in an field training event running a TOC station and Hide site in the field. Students will each build an antenna and demonstrate competency in team communications basics during the field exercise. Amateur Radio license qualification is helpful, but not required. This is NOT a ‘ham radio’ class but each student will come away with a basic understanding of a team’s communications needs in a tactical environment and how to best meet them under less-than-ideal circumstances. No equipment is required for this course; however, if students want to get field practice with their own gear, it is highly encouraged but done so at their own risk. Instruction is completely off-grid.
RTO Advanced : $200
Two day class picks up where the RTO Basic Course leaves off, covering advanced techniques for clandestine communications in the field. Points of instruction include:
- Advanced SOI planning
- creating a brevity matrix
- Planning and coordinating a dedicated transmitting site
- Theory, construction and use of directional wire antennas
- Recognizing and mitigating signs of Electronic Warfare
- Advanced HF Techniques
As with RTO Basic, the course will culminate in a field exercise where students demonstrate the concepts covered in a live environment. By the end of both courses, students will be able to build a bulletproof communications network with even the most basic off the shelf equipment and little, if any, external support.
Signals Intelligence / Radio Reconnaissance: $200
Two day course covers the essentials of signals collection and analysis in an asymmetric warfare environment. Course specifically focuses on building skills to better prepare a retreat or small unit for intercepting and exploiting an OPFOR’s ground communications. Students will learn:
- Communications Mapping of your Area of Operations
- Common, Off The Shelf tools for Signals Intelligence
- Planning and construction of Listening Posts
- Radio Direction Finding (RDF) Techniques
- Signals Interception and Analysis
- Coordinating with an Analysis and Control Element (ACE)
- Tactical Exploitation
Each student in class will receive open source tools for conducting signals intelligence. At a minimum every student will come away with the essential skills needed to receive possible early warnings or simply stay abreast of problems in their area of interest or potential threats to their patrol.
Recon and Surveillance Team Course $300
Two day class covers the basics of scouting and reconnaissance for irregular or unsupported forces. The course is directly applicable to those seeking homestead/retreat security and those working in small teams or groups. Course focuses upon creation and emplacement of hide sites, personal camouflage, movement and observation techniques, practical range cards, target acquisition, and the correct integration of enablers such as signals collection and communications into a patrol. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate abilities required for functioning as a small team to effectively scout and observe an area.
First Line Course: $200
The First Line Course is a two day class which focuses on core woodsman skills. Students will learn land navigation essentials such as reading a compass, shooting and following an azimuth, estimating distance with their pace count, terrain associating both day and night, creating a patrol map and conducting practical exercises demonstrating their skills. Basics of woodland survival are also emphasized, as students will learn the basics of fire making, safe water procurement, shelter building, knife selection, sharpening and maintenance, and the use of improvised and primitive tools. You will learn the basics of living in the woods with very little. Class is conducted entirely off-grid. Students will receive a packing list upon course registration and feel free to contact me for more details.
One Day Workshops
In addition to the classes above, we’re also adding one day workshops that allow students to pick up the essential concepts from longer courses that otherwise take several days. Broken down into day long exercises, student planning for the workshops is made simple and less costly as well as a less expensive class overall.
Squad Designated Marksman:
Course is specifically designed around taking the AR-15 beyond the parameters most are accustomed to shooting. Students will focus on:
- The role of the SDM and its advantages for the Guerrilla
- Weapon and Kit fundamentals
- Marksmanship fundamentals
- Establishing Data On Previous Engagement (DOPE)
- Basic Observation and Rangefinding
Battlefield Intelligence Collection:
Focusing on fieldwork, students will learn the basics of hide site construction and observing a target while coordinating teams over an area. This concept builds on other small unit skills taught elsewhere, placing them in a realistic context for you and your group and pushing your capabilities to the next level. Students will learn the concepts for and conduct activities including creating and coordinating with a Base Radio Station and ACE, moving to and creating a hide site, surveillance techniques on a live target and creating an intelligence product for the ACE team.