Mason Dixon Tactical/Defensive Training Group Joint Course, 15-17 May


Details here and here.

Be there.


Repost: When To Shoot The Colonels

shoot colonel fascistii

From 2010, a classic by Tom Baugh, plus an annotation from another service academy graduate. WRSA thoughts here.

Lose your illusions.

Tempus fugit.

Two From Over The Transom

tactical training

If You Are Not Thinking Tactically You Are Not A Survivalist

A Green Beret’s Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101




Tempus fugit.

NPFD 2015/1 COMSEC Considerations For Discussion


NPFD 2015/1 background here, here, and here.

A reader sends:

As an exercise in analysis, I offer the following thoughts on the NPFD communication exercise planned for the near future:

1 – activate as many freefor communication nodes for potential inventory of numbers and geographic distribution
2 – provide a venue for testing field gear and procedures (setup, power, antennas, etc)
3 – positively publicize force numbers as an inspiration to others and potential deterrent to opfor
4 – validate wrsa as a valuable information source for force coordination
5 – avoid security compromise of participants

1 – operational experience for logistics and support functions
2 – unification of procedures in message handling
3 – morale boost in recognizing strength in numbers (“we are not alone”)

1 – since critical information (time, freq) cannot be securely dispatched to an unknown number of participants (absent FTF vetting), the exercise WILL assume opfor monitoring
2 – participant security is only assured by geographic uncertainty (unless really outstanding, widespread, and rapid opfor DF capability is assumed)
3 – security may be compromised by use of FCC callsigns, as the database is open and includes names and physical addresses
*example – sparks31’s new location in the Redoubt was identified in 10 min of internet searching*
4 – CFR 97.119 forbids transmitting on amateur frequencies without an identifying callsign at the end of each transmission – penalties are not specified; however, past history records prosecution of only sustained and flagrant violations with monetary penalties
5 – participants in NPFD may be at risk of identification as domestic security threat

Potential courses of action
1 – accept risk of monitoring and identification as participation in open radio nets is prima facie legal
2 – monitor only without transmitting and followup with secure email report
3 – use alternative, properly formatted callsign from “inactive” subset of FCC database and general geographic identifier (state only or state quadrant “NE Utah”)
4 – #3 plus portable or mobile operation to handicap/defeat opfor DF
5 – #4 plus no co-located active traceable cellphone

Risk/benefit analysis at the discretion of participant


A nice handheld flamethrower? How handy!


Do you werf flammen?

Sparks31: Jade Helm or Ruby Tail Band Searches


Listening is > 2X more important than talking.

Got monitors?

Le Partisan

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I’ve lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I’m the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands e’taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, “Signe toi,” (They said, “Sign yourself,”)
mais je n’ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j’ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J’ai change’ cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j’ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j’ai tant d’amis; (But I have so many friends)
j’ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache’, (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l’ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows

Bracken Sends


MSM coverage.


Move along, citizen.

Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack Of ‘White Privilege’, Or Why You Suck


Thanks to the reader who sent this OPFOR mindset piece from a Wellesley activist/community organizer; more here.

You don’t think you’ve been targeted because of your race?



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Bubba 2016 above.

Don’t Shoot below.

Do you understand yet?

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Kill The Kulaks


Kulak – nash zleishii vrag, net mesta yemu v sovete

[Kulak Is Our Worst Enemy – There Is No Place For Him on the (Village) Council]

Property-owning, productive members of society who still believe the law protects them?

There’s a menu.

And you are on it.

Смерть каждого Красной сукин сын.

Black Lies Matter



Sadly, Rodney, it seems we really can’t all just get along.



Dethguild On Scamnesty


Get the fork.

We’re done.

Know your neighbors or get new ones.

Things are going to get real local.

More Weekend Reading

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Kill Or Get Killed

Geert Wilders In Vienna


An important speech.

Especially for the West’s last redoubt.

8 Years

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Post #1.

9,555 posts later, a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped along the way.

Buppert: Worse Than Zero – The American Tax Burden Exceeds One Hundred Percent


Lee Greenwood!

The Appalachian Messenger – March 27, 2015


The current edition of the Appalachian Messenger is out. Click here for the full edition.

There are links on the site to downloadable PDFs in both 11×17 and 8.5×11 formats. We encourage everyone to download and spread this information freely.


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Election 2016 version.

Weekend Reading

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Shooting To Live

Get Tough

For perusal or your files, from a reader.


Passphrase Pointers


“Assume your adversary is capable of one trillion guesses per second.”


Bruce Schneier: NSA Doesn’t Need To Spy On Your Calls To Learn Your Secrets


Read and think.

Consider cutting the cord.

At least frequently.


It’s where it’s happening.

(H/t SLL)

Guerrillamerica: An Intelligence Mission You Can Start Today


Every citizen a sensor.

How well do you know your AO?

The Pilot Was Locked Out Of The Cockpit

Crash Position

Read Stilton’s metaphor.

Any questions?

Hogwarts: Medical Kits – Subverting The Dominant Paradigm


CAUTION: This post may turn some sacred cows into succulent tenderloin and juicy hamburger. pa4ortho is de-cloaking to unleash a volley of medical photon torpedoes in a broadside attack on gear-centric medical care in austere environs. Enjoy it. We sure did (after licking our wounds).–IvyMike & Grouch
Although it’s my name on the top of the post, this is all pa4ortho. Credit where credit is due.–Grouch
Oh yeah, on any gear mentioned in this post – for good or ill – the faculty of Hogwarts have no financial interest in manufacturers, vendors, or distributors.
– IvyMike & Grouch & pa4ortho