Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shenandoah: The Collapse Is The Easy Part


JohnGaltFLA looks over the horizon.

Stay the course.

More food, water purification, and ammo.

And keep building tribe.

Always.

The Big Reset: DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!


ZeroHedge blurbs this report, calling out these highlights (lowlights?) as table stakes:

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…We don’t know exactly what is to come, but we can all join the very few dots from where we are now, to the collapse of the first major bank…

With very limited room for government bailouts, we can very easily join the next dots from the first bank closure to the collapse of the whole European banking system, and then to the bankruptcy of the governments themselves.

There are almost no brakes in the system to stop this, and almost no one realises the seriousness of the situation.

The problem is not Government debt per se. The real problem is that the $70 trillion in G10 debt is the collateral for $700 trillion in derivatives…

Yes, that equates to 1200% of Global GDP and it rests on very, very weak foundations…
***

In related news, Alferd Packer‘s “High Protein Cookbook” is rumored to be headed towards reprint and a Kindle version.

Don’t forget to pack the hot sauce.

Wanted: Shady Elmers


The following assumes, of course, that the FCC and all of its personnel, along with the Communications Acts of 1934 and 1996, as amended, and the entire body of regulatory law and rules promulgated thereunder, are drifting ENE over the Atlantic Ocean in a plume of ickiness caused by the impact of a VW-sized meteorite at 445 12th Street SW at approximately 10:37 edt on June 17, 2014.

One would never do anything like what is described below absent those circumstances, right?

To operate an interconnected network based on RF, that RF signal must be kept relatively free of interference.

If the Bad People (e.g., the apparently-growing Cannibal Alliance) are depending on that RF-based interconnected network, then the generation of interference would seem to be a good thing.

Is it any more complex, in the first instance, then building a high-powered transmitter to broadcast on the freqs used by Team Cannibal?

And if so, wouldn’t be helpful to have a LOT of same?

Shady Elmers invited to speculate in detail below.

Punking DHS

(click to enlarge – if you dare)

Resistor in the Rockies pokes at the mutant, moronic, neo-Stasi mouthbreathers.

Keep laughing at the stooges.

Wolfe: The Temptation Of The Blue Pill


Ms. Wolfe speaks to the Remnant.

Stay strong.

Take leave, if necessary.

But come back.

Resist.

LF: More Thoughts On Defense


Lizard Farmer adds more concepts for consideration and implementation.

This is not a drill.

Field Medical Resources

SFMedic sends:

Ranger Medic Handbook

Journal of Special Operations Medicine 2012 Training Supplement, 6th Edition

http://www.socom.mil/JSOMDocs/Forms/JSOM.aspx

SK: Nocturne In Black And White


Sultan Knish again commits thoughtcrime.

There is special processing waiting for you and your ilk, Comrade.

Reality matters not.

Only the Narrative.

And the Party.

Expedient Stove



Senior correspondent HABCAN sends:

FYI. There WAS abnormal smoking at the first-time start, but I think that was just the painted label burning off the ousides of the big interior Heinz tomato juice can.

Ignition + 5 minutes to smokeless ‘rocket effect’ + 3 more minutes to hard rolling boil of COLD tap water enough for two mugs of coffee. The windscreen helped with the draft although there was hardly any breeze blowing. Pulling out the fuel shelf stopped everything almost immediately, and there was no smoke, a useful point.

Instant cooling by dousing with cold water to eliminate heat signature would only affect the between-cans vermiculite/perlite insulation slightly and it would quickly steam dry next use, but the whole apparatus could be disassembled if necessary as there are no soldered joints!

Note to self: Both the windscreen and the ‘utensil’ pot need handles (coathanger??), and might be useful on the stove body too!!

Think ohmygod and TSHTF. Experiments continue.

V.
III

Codrea: Mass-Murdering Red Chinese Condemn US Gun Ownership As Human Rights Violation


Read David’s latest Examiner column.

They will come to help.

And to protect their holdings.

Count on it.

LF: Homestead Defense Case Study – Part II


More.

ND: More On Field Medical Training

Read.

Analyze your training gaps and fix.

Tempus fugit.

The Woodpile Report: Euro Going In

From the latest Woodpile Report:

Euro collapse

The Euro, the EU banking system and the Eurozone itself have been circling the drain since January of this year. Now they’re going in. Half the news media will tell us this has been common knowledge for months, the other half will tell us how unexpected and sudden it all is. Keep an eye so when it’s our turn the tipoffs will be that much more obvious.

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Europe bank run is under way, Constantine von Hoffman at CBS News, Friday May 25th.

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Spain: 5 banks downgraded, Bankia seeks 19 billion euros in aid, Tiffany Hsu at the Los Angeles Times, Friday May 25th.

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Theresa May: we’ll stop migrants if euro collapses, Winnett and Kirkup at The Telegraph UK, Friday May 25th.

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Are The Europeans About To Start The Second Half Of Our Great Depression?, Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge, Saturday May 26th.

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Lloyd’s ‘has plans for euro collapse’, at BBC News, Sunday May 27th

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Swiss Prepare Plans in Case of Euro’s Demise, Anita Greil at Wall Street Journal, Sunday May 27th

art-link-symbol-small.jpg Newedge Leaves Greek Stock Market, Will Only Execute Sell OrdersFinancial Times via Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge, Sunday May 27th

art-link-symbol-small.jpg In European Debt Crisis, ‘The Street Has Taken Control’, Michelle Cabrera at CNBC, Monday May 28th.

Fjordman: Why We Need The British Freedom Party


The Brits begin to stand against the State.

Lessons there are to be learned from these folks, what?

Resist.

Memorial Day, 2012: What We’ve Become


Charles Hugh Smith speaks the hard truth:

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…Incentivize victimhood, fraudulent accounting of income/collateral, and gaming the system, and guess what you get?

A nation of liars and thieves.

All of whom claim, “I had no other choice.”

That is a sickness that cannot be cured with a pill…
***

It will get worse.

Alea iacta est.

WROL In Oklahoma


Will Grigg explains.

Here we are.

Imagine where we’ll be.

Happy Memorial Day, America.

Good News


Police Misconduct Project Moves To Cato Institute

New link is http://www.policemisconduct.net/.

Update your logs, please.

More Triumphs For Voting And Democracy


Yay, America!

Yay, NATO!

Yay, DHS!

Yay, FBI!

Boo-yah!

Resist


As linked by Ms. Wolfe.

Audentes fortuna iuvat.

The Hearts Of Individuals


From Improved Clinch.

Posting will be sparse for a while.

LF: Homestead Defense Case Study – Part I


Worth the time, as usual.

How’s your plan coming?

Tempus fugit.

Buppert: No


If we distilled the essence of freedom down to one singular and crucial element, it is no more than the right of refusal.

Choose freedom.

Into The Sea


Kevin Baker links to Bill Whittle’s synthesis of the AF447 crash and the current scene.

Brace for impact.

Field Medical Training


From SFMedic:

This course can be offered at your location and can be tailored for a two day non-medically trained responder program or a more advanced 4 day course suitable for a MD, EMT, PA or RN who wishes to learn to treat front-line combat injuries.

The advanced course of instruction is designed to present you with challenging and cutting edge combat medical training. All of these lessons learned from the battlefield may be applied to various types of unexpected disasters and first responder events. This type of medical training is vital to mitigate the loss of life when an incident occurs.

We are dedicated in training you to effectively save the life of a “Warfighter” using operational emergency medical care, understanding unique military wounding and understanding the pre-hospital environment.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND TCCC,
SPECIAL OPERATOR RESOURCES FOR CONTINUED LEARNING,
DYNAMICS OF URBAN COMBAT AND TEAM RESPONCE,
COMBAT CASUALTY MORTALITY CURVE PAST AND PRESENT,
MASSIVE HEMORRHAGE CONTROL USING;
DIRECT PRESSURE, TOURNIQUETS, PRESSURE DRESSING,
HEMOSTATIC AGENTS,
ADVANCED AIRWAY MANAGEMENT USING; POSTIONING, NPA,
SUCTIONG, CRICOTYROTOMY, LMA, KING LT,
RESPIRATION & CRITICAL CHEST ASSESSMENT,
TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX DECOMPRESSION,
HEMOTHORAX TREATMENT,
CIRCULATION ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT,
HYPOVOLEMIC RESUSCITATION,
IV ACCESS AND OPTIONS,
INTRAOSSEOUS ACCESS,
FLUID OPTIONS IN THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT:
RECOGNIZING AND TREATING RHABDOMYOLYSIS
HYDRATION STRATEGIES,
OPERATIONAL & ATHLETIC HYPONATREMIA,
HYPOTHERMIA IN CASUALTIES,
TREATMENT OF OPEN AND CLOSED HEAD INJURY,
CERVICAL SPINE IMMOBILIZATION IN THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT,
BURN MANAGEMENT IN THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT,
GSW AND IED INJURIES,
PAIN MANAGEMENT IN OPERATIONS,
FIELD WOUND CARE,
SEPSIS PREVENTION AND TREATMENT,
CASEVAC/MEDAVAC PROCEDURES.

The Final Day will involve field training exercises which will bring together all skills learned from training. Building muscle memory, to rely on, is critical for mission success. The student will participate as a team member involving rural and urban hostile actions.

Contact info: sfmedics@yahoo.com

http://sfmedic.blogspot.com

Your Shooting Buddies


From a galaxy far away, a long time ago…

The discussion began with a very experienced and right-minded shooter discussing the need for rigor in teaching the proper use of a sling during basic rifle marksmanship training.

Another hard-hearted, very competent man then replied:

In my experience, really becoming effective with sling-supported positions takes a lot of time, some painful stretching of unused muscles, and a reasonable height/weight ratio. In USMC bootcamp, we spent an entire 6day/12hour week “snapping-in” on reduced size targets before allowed to bust a single live round. The “snapping-in” was interspaced with classes on sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, doping the sights for range and conditions, and of course, sling-supported positions. It hurt every single &*%$#! day and was one of the most tedious and exhausting weeks of boot camp.

My current observations suggest that all you can reasonably hope to achieve over the course of a single day event with civies is to help them understand the very basics and motivate them to push forward on thier own time. There is no way to shortcut poor physical condition and lack of skill in one day. To get the most out of these events they need to do their share and bring something to the table. Once they get tired and sore, this “exciting” new shooting sport with the lofty historical overtures doesn’t seem so much fun anymore. Always makes me wonder just how they think they are going to handle the third day of hard wilderness pursuit, with the stress of knowing their family, friends and business associates are seeing thier face all over TV portrayed as a “murderer”.

A friend of mine used to say concerning women, “When you are eyeing that good looking gal in short skirt and heels, you really need to picture her sitting across a very expensive desk with her very expensive lawyer as they lay out their new plan for your finances.”

It’s also pretty sage advice for the lovers of liberty. It’s all internet back slapping and “I love ya man”, but the reality of it is battle rifles are for killing other men, folks that are respected and loved by the majority. Their killing is not going to have folks standing up and cheering.

It’s going to scare the *^%! out of most.

Let me tell you one more thing about killing and the effect it has on your peers. It scares the folks around you and they will think of you differently. Killing in self-defense in the heat of the moment with a group is very different than striking from ambush or even mounting a well-done raid. This concept should not to be taken lightly, nor should the effects it will have on you and your peers, which at that point will be a very small few indeed by the security issues related to your new legal status.

Ever consider what you are going to have do when one of your life long buddies decides he has made a big mistake and wants to go home?

Point being you really can’t think of your “shooting buddies” as they are eating dinner and drinking some beers after the shoot. You need to think of them under very different circumstances. I bring this up because spending the time and money to shoot well are just tiny parts of the big picture and folks that don’t have the gumption to stay in shape and bring minimal skills to the table now don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever being effective.

I know this got a little side tracked from sling positions, but not really. IMO, they are both a mental thing. There are no secrets to good shooting – the skills are well documented. It’s just a matter of deciding you are going to do it.

All mental.