SHTF Self-Education Series Book Review – “Winning Insurgent War: Back to Basics”

SHTF Self-Education Series Book Review from the Library – “Winning Insurgent War: Back to Basics”

 

Note to my Readers: I had some issues downloading the .pdf version of this book with the links provided, so in prowling around I found this link which worked fine:

https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/m/fmso-books/195392/download

 

 

Study Up and Train Hard!

Self-Sufficiency DIY: Laundry Soap

Self-Sufficiency Sundays: Laundry Soap

 

My plan is (time permitting) to post a series of basic formulations and recipes for every day products you use around your home that work as well – or better – than the commercial ones you buy at your friendly big box store, and other tips towards moving towards a more holistic, self-sufficient life style – even if you live in an urban or suburban environment.

Why go to the bother of making your own laundry soap?  Well, there are several very good reasons for making the extra effort towards being more self-sufficient and weaning yourself from the mega-corporations.

You control the ingredients that go into homemade laundry soap. I had gotten lazy and stopped bothering to make my own, until one of my grandchildren had some pretty dramatic skin reactions to the “hypo-allergenic” laundry detergent from a well-known mega brand I had bought. Back to making my own! 

 

The Minuteman’s Guide to Countering Armored Vehicles *(For Educational Purposes Only)*

The Minuteman’s Guide to Countering Armored Vehicles

 

Since the first tanks and armored cars appeared on the battlefields of WWI Europe, infantrymen have been forced to find ways to deal with them. The modern minuteman is no different, and any prolonged civil conflict in the United States is bound to see armored vehicles used in one form or another. I’m not even talking about fighting a professional military, partisan groups and gangs/cartels have ways of getting or making armored vehicles for use in a prolonged period of conflict/disorder. Some examples are below;

  • In 2020 alone, there were at least two police MRAPs and one National Guard humvee stolen in California during the rioting. The humvee and one MRAP have since been recovered.

  • Mexican Cartels such as the CJNG frequently weld makeshift armored plating onto trucks and install turrets onto them. They call these vehicles “monstruos”, meaning “monsters.”

  • Private ownership of military surplus armored vehicles is perfectly legal as long as the weapons are disabled or removed. For about the same price as a new car you can own an OT-64 SKOT (Polish wheeled amphibious APC). For much less you can buy a surplus humvee. There are many such vehicles in the hands of private citizens for collecting, war re-enacting, etc.

I predict that in a prolonged civil conflict, WROL scenario, etc, it will only take a few weeks before people with access to these vehicles start to roll them out for whatever purpose. For this reason and the hypothetical Chinese invasion, any serious minuteman should be thinking about how to deal with armored vehicles. In this article I will cover the types of armored vehicles, the threat they pose, and how you can fight them or mitigate their effectiveness.

 

Recommended Reading

Calculus of Decay Reading List

My good friend Eric over at Calculus of Decay has posted a STELLAR Reading List on his site and I Highly Recommend you Download these titles to a Flash Drive for future reference.

Knowledge is Power!

 

Wood Gas Power Generation

Wood Gas Power Generation

 

When I was a kid in the late 70’s, early 80’s, I remember a good friend of my dad’s had an old 72′ Chevy truck that was converted to run off Wood-Gas.

Later on he built a Wood-Gas Generator that could run his entire house.

When Hurricane Ike Hit in 2006 he was one of the few people in his area living in relative comfort while everybody else was doing the Mad Max scramble for gas.

The FEMA Manual is definitely a worthwhile Download.

Prepare Accordingly.