VDARE riffs on this NYT piece.


Uncivil War

The latest from Frank & Fern.


15 Fighters: The .50 BMG & You

(Via FZ)

The big stick.

Hard-target interdiction.

Your experiences with everything north of 8mm Mauser, with links where you can.


Seeing The USA As China Wants You To See It

Or, seeing the US as it is.

You decide.

Das Reicht

Read it.

Think it.

Require it.

Us Vs. Them

No more high-trust society.

Plan accordingly.

Open thread for today.

Two From Mosby

From The Library

Campfire Chat

Read and heed.

New Woodpile’s Here!


15 Fighters: Advice From The NCOs, Present & Past

A reader/commenter in this series asked on behalf of others w/o prior .mil service if the former/present NCOs in the community would share their top 5 pieces of advice.

You know the drill.

Citations to sources are always a help.


Two More From Mosby

On Building A Training Group

The Bump-In-The-Night Kit


DroneStrikeRendezvousWest: Confirming Headcount

Prior posts.

If you are go, please contact local committee at with headcount/days attending, as well as any contributions you might make.


JJS Sends

Greetings AmRRON Corps!

The T-Rex 2018 Planning team is working on the scenario and is ready to begin accepting volunteer INITIATING STATIONS (stations to inject traffic into the scenario).

This year we will be issuing both scripted and unscripted traffic instructions.

SCRIPTED TFC: Traffic which is pre-written and very specific in content and date/time of injection into the scenario

UNSCRIPTED TFC: Traffic which you may inject at your discretion using guidelines and following parameters


– HF capability on at least 20, 40, and 80 meters (both voice and digital)
– or… VHF/UHF capability and can reach an HF-capable station which can relay your traffic outside your region (you should know through AmRRON training nets if other local stations you communicate with have HF capabilities)
– Positive attitude and willingness to train and have fun

To volunteer as an Initiating Station for T-Rex 2019:

1. Email me at and type ‘T19’ in the subject line.

2. Deadline for accepting volunteers: MAY 24, midnight (Pacific)

3. I will hand you off to Papa Romeo Whiskey so he can give you further guidance and send you the operator capability survey. We will use the survey to learn more about how you could best fit in to the scenario. Operator Surveys are due by May 24th, so don’t delay.

4. As we get close to T-Rex 2019 (about two to three weeks out) you will be assigned and issued
radio traffic and/or instructions for when/how to inject your messages into the scenario during T-Rex 2019.

5. Simply follow the instructions and guidance you’re given and help us afterward by participating in the AAR (After Action Review) process so we can learn and grow.

Have a blessed week! Stay safe!



PS: SIGCEN volunteer invitation to follow in the coming week. If you and a few other AmRRON operators plan to ‘deploy’ together and establish a SIGCEN (Signals Center), we’ll be putting that information out so you can decide if that’s something you may be interested in. That will explain broadly what a SIGCEN is (and is not), and what the role of the SIGCEN is during T-Rex.

AmRRON homepage


Trudeau Has ‘Secret Plan’ on ‘Sweeping Gun Ban,’ MP Clement Says


Any thoughts from our Canadian friends?


No less plausible than the other turds already in the bowl.

As the sending reader noted:

Here is an article which all future Western rulers should abide by.
At the least.
Honk and enjoy.


At least laughing will make you feel better.

Can’t say that for voting.

Intermittent Posting

On the road again.

Trying to do some digital detox as well.

Apologies to anyone who worried over the last couple of days while I was playing hooky.

Earl Sends

Say it ain’t so, Joe.

What a time to be alive.

15 Fighters: Perimeter Defense Measures

Suggestions for both base and patrol measures, especially improvised, non-state-actor grade.

Links matter.


DTG: Gear Round-Up

Instant Response Set-Up: A Suggestion

General Purpose Load-Outs: Part I

General Purpose Load-Outs: Part II

General Purpose Load-Outs: Part III

Two From Mosby

Campfire Chat

From The Library

Useful info, concisely delivered.

New Woodpile’s Here!