Low-Tech to No-Tech is The Way

Analog all the way!
Paper don’t need batteries.

Tactical Wisdom

Being a public figure in the preparedness world, I get swamped with people asking me for my recommendations on the latest and coolest cool-guy Ultra-Tacticool gear. Which night vision should I buy, what’s the best range finder, and what rifle accessories do I need top the list.

While I give the best answers I can (and I’ll try to here), I always wonder if they’ve even read my first book, the Baseline Training Manual, where I spell out my philosophy on this. My philosophy is to go with no or low-tech options, every time. Technology is a point of failure. You’ll need batteries or repairs, so the answer is to learn to do without. You don’t need the $375 ultra-light backpacking tent; you need a tarp and some para-cord.

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way…

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Opinion: What are prototactics?

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Badlands Fieldcraft

I’ve spent the better part of the last couple years (to be honest tactics and strategy have always been a big interest of mine) studying small unit tactics from different perspectives in an attempt to discern those that might be practical for today’s concerned citizens, including myself. I wanted to go beyond the typical self defense tactics though, and delve into something deeper, and maybe more taboo.

Popular culture and politicians want the “regular” (I use this term loosely, since many of the men I’ve trained with are anything but regular) guys to think tactics and tactical training are reserved for those in the employ of such “elites”, and “regular” guys don’t have any use for them. They want “regular” guys to think that if they find themselves interested in such things, they are hobbyists, LARPers, or “doomsday preppers” and that they have no practical need for such knowledge or…

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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!

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!

 

 

Welcome to Appalachistan

Welcome to Appalachistan

 

If the American military couldn’t defeat Afghanistan, then it’s pure delusion to think it can defeat Appalachistan.

The Taliban won, and we will too when pushed. We have a culture to be preserved, yours is failing. Don’t threaten us.

The people of a place, and thus the culture therein, creates the ecology of the Guerrilla.

Comfort is the absence of struggle.

When authority fails, that authority resorts to force.

A Guerrilla Movement must be reflective of the underlying culture which it seeks to preserve.

 

Pearls of Pure Wisdom from my Friend NC Scout.

Read, Heed and Prepare Accordingly.