Food for Thought

H/T Raconteur Report

 

 

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” – Newspaper advice column

“The way to a man’s heart is through his sternum.”– Military marksmanship briefing

And here some folks thought they’d never use anatomy class for anything worthwhile. 😉

 

 

 

 

Boers, Beans, Bullets and Bear Soup

Boers, Beans, Bullets, and Bear Soup – Parts  1 & 2

 

Nifty two part series on the history, tactics and arms of the Boers.

Note: Although I disagree with many of the author’s opinions regarding rifle and caliber choices, as I have grown older I have found the best advice to new shooters is to find what works for you, ie what you can shoot accurately, reliably and consistently.

After that, go TRAIN and after that, go TRAIN somebody else!

Remember: The most Dangerous thing in the world is a Well Trained Rifleman, so get out there and GET AFTER IT!

 

 

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

Hidden In Plain Sight: Camouflage & Movement From A USMC Scout Sniper

 

An important concept is to stop, look, listen, smell, and plan (SLLSP). When moving across long distances, the environment can cause you fatigue, taking away your stealthies. Conduct an SLLSP. Stop all movement. Look around the area. Listen to your surroundings. Smell the environment. Plan your route. The focus of SLLSP is to keep you in tune with your surroundings and to get your bearings while moving with camouflage. You must be slow and deliberate. 

 

 

 

Bert Waldron: Nature versus Nurture, A Sniper’s Story

H/T American Partisan

 

Bert Waldron: Nature versus Nurture, A Sniper’s Story

 

When it comes to Vietnam-era Snipers, most folks always talk about GySgt. Carlos ‘Whitefeather’ Hathcock, USMC but have you heard of another American Bad-Ass by the name of Bert Waldron?

 

Know Your History: Russian Invasion of Finland, The Winter War 1939-1940

H/T VikingLife Blog

 

 

Never under estimate a people that want to defend their culture and homeland.

Holding out for three months against the might of the Soviet War Machine is not bad.

Of course you cannot discuss the Winter War without discussing The White Death, Simo Hayha.

Simo Hayha is proof that cultivating the mantra “Every Man a Rifleman” Works!

History has proven time and time again, that to produce deadly snipers and soldiers, nothing can replace the self-sufficient and practical hunting/gun culture in which they were raised.

Their prowess with a rifle was directly related to their upbringing and the traditions handed down from their fathers.

Nothing could be a better teacher than that!