Hard Lessons: Urban Survival

Hard Lessons: Urban Survival


“If I asked how to go become a Hunter-Gatherer, how would you respond? Even if you were one long ago, it would be difficult. We’re talking about nothing short of an utter redefinition of how you live, your identity and role in society, and entrance into a new culture. How does one “prepare” for that?”

We really need more articles like this in the prepper/survival community In my opinion. Articles that challenge the status quo of accepted knowledge and get down to the nuts and bolts of survival. No flash, no hollywood, just surviving the best you can, for as long as you can.

Read this twice and pass it on to somebody you care about.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!


Why So Many Western Covert Operations Have Failed Since World War II

Shots in the Dark – Why So Many Western Covert Operations Have Failed Since WW2


A Great read both from a historical point of view and practical, Civilian Operator POV on the RELEVANCE of Guerilla Warfare in the 21st Century.

You have to Understand the Lessons of History in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past….this is why every Warrior needs to be a Scholar and Historian FIRST!

Read this article twice and look up the links and read about them…this is a study worthy of your time I promise you.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


Civilian Operator 101: Gunfights Around Cars



Great 1hr Podcast on Gunfights in and around around Vehicles. Definitely worth a listen.

As a civilian, I have always trained to shoot in and around vehicles for a simple reason: We spend a lot of time in them. Think about it logically; Most people spend a majority of their time TRAVELLING from home to work in their vehicles, so logic dictates if something was going to happen, it might happen there.

Also, do you know what most common carry ammo does when it hits vehicle sheet metal or auto glass?

I urge you to pay a visit over to my friend Ole’ Painless over at Box O’ Truth to see some REAL WORLD practical Penetration Testing!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Armed Citizen Corner Video: How to Shoot Through a Windshield

A quick down and dirty 5 minute primer on shooting through a windshield when the shit hits the fan while in your vehicle from John “Shrek” McPhee, an ex-D-Boy.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the obvious here: You are sitting in a 2 to 3 ton weapon that trumps that bullet in your pistol or rifle chamber, if all you have is a soft skinned human body in the way, stomp on that vertical pedal and run them over! Your odds of survival will increase by 10.

We could also talk about Getting off the X (getting out of the Kill Zone) and avoiding fighting from a vehicle at all cost (because they are bullet magnets) but we can save that for a advanced lesson.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


Comm Corner: Emergency Communications – Make the Right Call

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In today’s tech saavy, cellular/cyber world you might get a funny look if you use the word landline.

That is exactly the point of this article.


Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Civilian Operator 101: Survival Lessons from South of the Border


One of the best articles I have read in a long time on practical ways to survive in hostile environments, especially south of the border.

Be sure to bookmark the guys website also: Edsmanifesto 


Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

Military History: Surviving A Siege


How to Survive a Siege: We Made It Through Sarajevo, Here’s How We’re Keeping Connected In Aleppo

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The Siege has been an effective military tactic for Centuries.

The Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans, Greeks, Mongols, Barbarians,Vikings, English, Spanish, French… all of them used it with deadly effect in one way or another.

Additional Reading: Siege Warfare

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!