Thermal Camouflage: The Jäger Rig

Von Steuben Training & Consulting

Last week I posted an article about thermal camouflage. In that article I mentioned the use of mylar GI Casualty blankets to hide a static position. However, this is more than simply draping the blanket on top of you, there is an technique that must be applied. Today I will show you my method of rigging a mylar blanket so that it meets my requirements in the field, as listed below:

  • It must conceal my thermal signature from air and ground sensors, regardless of how long I’ve been underneath it.
  • It must be visually camouflaged from air and ground observation.
  • It must not cause me to overheat when spending several hours under it.
  • It must be easy to set up and tear down quickly (under 5 minutes).
  • It must also serve as a shelter from wind, rain, and cold if necessary.

The following technique is the result of my…

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Combined Arms for the Minuteman

Von Steuben Training & Consulting

The term “combined arms” conjures up images of tanks advancing with aircraft screaming overhead and infantry charging in front. While this is one modern, conventional form of a combined arms technique, it is far from the only one. And just because the modern Minuteman has limited types of arms available does not mean that he cannot still adopt a combined arms approach to combat. All that is required is a little creativity, knowledge, and the proper training.

Let’s start with the definition of “combined arms” as defined by the US Army publication ADRP 3-0 Unified Land Operations.

“Combined arms is the synchronized and simultaneous application of arms to achieve an effect greater than if each arm was used separately or sequentially.”

In this sense, the term “arms” means any form of weapon, combat vehicle, or unit. On a large scale your “arms” could be an infantry regiment and a fighter…

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AL TARMIYAH FIREFIGHT!: Lessons Learned The Hard Way

AL TARMIYAH FIREFIGHT!: Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Excellent article about Practical Combat Rifle Skills we need to keep sharp as civilians:

 

  • Assuming I killed the bad guy with one shot to the torso area

  • Performing a slow reload

  • Retaining my empty magazine during the middle of such an intense firefight

  • Stowing an empty magazine in the same location as my fresh magazines

  • Looking down at my weapon while reloading

  • Having my rifle in the Low Ready while reloading

  • Standing bladed and not taking advantage of my ballistic plates

 

 

Don Shift Sends: SHTF Lessons from Rhodesia

Don Shift Sends: SHTF Lessons from Rhodesia

 

I highly reccomend all my readers check out the two YouTube Channels Capturing Memories and Five Romeo Romeo.

Some excellent Historical lessons for White Americans living in FUSA.

 

Dealing with Molotov Cocktails and Fire Bombs

Your Tactical Training Scenario- Dealing with Molotov Cocktails and Fire Bombs

 

Thought provoking article from both sides of the “insurgent equation.”

Study Up.

“Sometimes it’s useful to pay attention to even the most unlikely attack scenarios.  Looking at them as a thought experiment will provide some insight into more mundane self protection events.”