I bought several dozen of the large ones a few years back and then did some modifications to them with a grinder and dremel tool. Basically I barbed them like a fish hook so when they did puncture something it hurt twice as bad and was a real bitch to get out.
I am not interested in just making somebody feel bad for a while, my goal is to cripple them and make them COMBAT INEFFECTIVE!
For those who are unaware, the above graphic is of an ancient Roman tool used to stop cavalry charges, or human wave infantry charges when outnumbered.
It’s called, simply, a ‘Caltrop.’
I was REALLY surprised at how many people make these things for sale for use by collectors, reenactors, or Joe Shit-the-Ragman for home or neighborhood defense. Here’s an example:
I like these, as they’re simple.
These are nice, too!
Small are for bad people coming across your lawn, or in the dark, your driveway/sidewalk – Large are for bad people coming at your home or neighborhood in vehicles.
SUPERB passive defense measure.
Remember, in non-emergency times, all local, state and federal laws may impact your use of these ancient tools!
Almost as predictable as the rising of the sun is the issues of keeping a guerrilla group supplied. In every historical account I’ve read and personal encounters training and patrolling with the Kurdish Peshmerga and even the Afghan Border Police (which is little more than a government sanctioned militia) the number one issue boils down to logistics. In all cases, its not even having a combat load of ammunition for a patrol- they barely have ammo to even train, much less sustain a firefight for long. Such is life. Today many are finding themselves in a similar situation. Ammo, for the most part, is short and expensive where you can find it. The guns don’t seem to be the problem- 5.56 and 9mm are the new 22 Long from the era of Obama. Taking that into account, how many here in the States actually have a realistic picture…
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