Monthly Archives: October 2013

Breaking MRAPs

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Excellent.

Pass along (after printing hard copy, in case the filthy Bolshevik scumbags nuke the host site).

(H/t Wirecutter)

Balko In Support Of “Puppycide” Kickstarter Campaign


More support of this important documentary-in-progress.

(H/t Ms. Wolfe)

LOL

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From Jim Sinclair.

Buy Now

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A reader explains why.

I just did:

CONTENTS
Dedication
Contents
Disclaimers
INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………….   1
            The Anticipated Situation………………………………….     1
Why……………….………………………………………..   5
About the Author…………………………………………..    7
Blog Article: ‘Max V: Training Qualifications’……………   8
Chapter One: Starting Points
            The Threat…..………………………………………………  13
            A Little More on Threat…………………………………….   22
            The Mission……………………………………………………………….     26
Family/Group/Team…. …………………………………….   26
Mental Preparation & the Use of Force……………..……..     31
Blog Article: There Will Be No Theme Music………………  40
Blog Article: On Fighting …………………………………  45
Physical Preparation for Tactical Operations……………….      48
Blog Article: Keep Low, Move Fast – PT for Survival……. 52
Blog Article: Realistic Rucking……………………………   56
Weapons……………………………………………………. 61
Leadership…………………………………………………… 67
Chapter Two: To Stay or To Go
            Stay in Place………………………………………………..   71
            Blog Extract: Long Term Security of Retreat Locations…..  75
            Vs. Bugging Out……………………………………………   84
            Timing………………………………………………………  84
            Route Selection………………………………………………  85
            Location…………………………………………………….  85
            Access & Concealment………………………………………  86
Numbers……………………………………………………. 87
Vehicles…………………………………………………….  88
Equipment…………………………………………………..  89
Blog Article: Gear, Rucks & Living in the Field……………   91
Blog Article: Camping after the SHTF………………………   102
Blog Article:
Rainstorms & Associated Tactical Thoughts………………… 106
Blog Article: Field Sleeping Options: A Discussion………..   110
Surveillance Equipment…………………………………….    114
Profile………………………………………………………. 116
Blog Article: Body Armor………………………………….  120
Blog Article: Gear Set-Up…………………………………….   123
Law Enforcement Issues……………………………………   129
Situational Awareness………………………….……………   133
Mitigation……………………………………….…………..  134
Blog Article: Canteen vs. Hydration Bladder………………    137
Blog Article: Gear Philosophy Update…………………….      141
CHAPTER Three: Decision Making
            Introduction…………………………………………………  147
            The OODA Loop…………………………………………     149
The Military Decision Making Process……………….……     150
The Combat Estimate……………………………..………..   155
Combat Estimate……………………………………………  156
Blog Article: The Tactical Use of Terrain/Ground………… 164
Chapter Four: Training
            Training Processes………………………………………….   175
            Blog Article: Good Solid Training…………………………  180
            Weapons Safety…………………………………………….  182
Blog Article: Tactical Tip: Slings & Muzzle Flagging…….   184
Shooting & Weapons Training………………….………….    189
Blog Article: The Fundamentals of Shooting……………… 199
Blog Article:
Combat Rifle: Solid Basics to Keep you Alive…………….. 205
            Navigation / Route Selection………………………………..    211
            Blog Article: Max on how to Ruck like the SAS……………    215
            Max Velocity Tactical: Training Services………………….      224
            Blog Article: The Great Tactical Training Con……………    227
            Blog Article:
Rationalizing Training Drills with Combat Reality…………   229
Blog Article: Reality Check: All the Gear, No Idea………     237
Chapter Five: Basic Principles
            Introduction……………………………………….………..   243
            Basic Fieldcraft…………………………..…………………   244
            Battle Preparation……………………….………………….   246
            Observation…………………………………………………  246
Camouflage…………………………………..……………..  247
Countering Aerial Thermal Surveillance…………………..       250
Basic Movement……………………………………………   254
Taking Cover……………………………………………….  255
Blog Post:
React to Contact – Solid Drills to Keep You Alive…………..  257
Basic Tactical Principles & Techniques……………………      267
Maneuver Techniques………………………………………   272
Angles of Fire & Flanking……………………….…………    275
            Tactical Terrain Terms…………………………………….     276
Momentum…………………………………..……………..   280
Operational Tempo…………………………………………   282
Blog Article:
If Your Force is Unable to Gain Fire Superiority………….    283
Chapter Six: Casualties
            Introduction……………………………..…………………..  289
            Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3)……………………..    292
Care Under Fire……………………….……………………  294
Tactical Field Care………………………..………………..   295
Casualty Movement……………………….………………..   299
Blog Post:
SHTF Combat Casualty- Considerations & Realities……..   300
Chapter Seven: Post Event Vehicle Movement.
            Introduction……………………………………….…………  307
            General Movement Considerations…………………………    309
            Vehicle Movement Basics………………………………….    315
            Specific Threats & TTPs……………………………………   322
            Reaction to Contact Drills…………………………………..   328
            Actions on Halts……………………………………………    337
Chapter Eight: Dismounted Tactics
            Introduction…………………………………………………  339
            The Squad…………………………………………..………  342
            Satellite Patrolling……………………………..……………   344
            Communication & Movement……………….……………..    348
            Squad Battle Drills & The Hasty Attack………..…………      351
Blog Article: Using the Flank…………………………………   366
Casualties & Prisoners………………………….…………..   376
Grenades……………………………………………………  377
Bunker Drills………………………..………………………  378
Secondary Positions…………………………………………  381
Chapter Nine: Defense
            Introduction…………………………………………………  383
            The Principles of Defense……………………………..……    383
            Static (Point) Defense………………………………………   396
            Mobile (Area) Defense……………………………….…….   397
            Static/Mobile Combinations………………………………..    398
            Defensive Operations in Built Up Areas (OBUA)…………      398
Urban Anti-Armor Ambush………………………………..    403
            Entry Control Points (ECP)………………………………..     406
            Traffic Control Points………………………………………    409
            Platoon Defensive Positions……………………………….     413
            Range Cards………………………………………………..  416
            Key Point Defense Orders………………………………….   417
            Blog Post:
The Ingredients of your Victory – Tactics & Gear………….. 421
Chapter Ten: Patrols
            Types of Patrol………………………………….………….   433
            Patrol Planning……………………………….……………..   434
            Patrol Execution…………………….………………………  434
            Blog Post: An Unconventional Patrolling Option………….   444
            Post Patrol Actions…………………………………………   449
            Patrol Equipment……………………………………………   450
            ‘Actions on’ …………………………………….…………   456
            Actions on Contact………………….………………………  458
            Offensive Drills……………….……..……………………..    458
            Break Contact Drills…………………………..……………   461
            Small Team Break Contact Drills (4 Man)…………………      465
            Patrol Bases………………………………..………………   476
            Infiltration…………………………………………………..   484
            Patrol Orders…………………………..…………………… 485
            Blog Article: Tactical Considerations for the ‘Lone Wolf…  493
Chapter Eleven: Tactical Use of Vehicles………………….……   501
            Blog Article: Tactical Mobility: How it may affect you…..    507
            Blog Article: Tactical Use of ATV ‘Four-Wheelers’………..  516
Chapter Twelve: Offensive Operations
            Introduction…………………………………………………  523
            Principles of Offensive Operations………………………….     525
            Advance to Contact/Hasty Attack………………………….    526
            Deliberate Attack…………………………………………..   531
            Fratricide……………………………………………………  533
            Factors……………………………………………………… 534
            Cold Steel………………………………………….……….  537
            Raid………………………………………………………… 538
            Ambush…………………………………….……………….  541
            Fighting in Woods and Forests (FIWAF) ………………….    551
            Offensive Operations in Built Up Areas……………………     555
            Squad Level OBUA……………………………..………….  559
            Platoon Level OBUA……………………….………………  567
            Company Level OBUA: An Introduction………….……….     569
Chapter Thirteen: Withdrawal
            Introduction……………………………………………..…..  571
Withdrawal Out of Contact…………………………………   571
Withdrawal In Contact……………………………….……..   572
Exfiltration…………………………………………………..   573
Vehicles…………………………….………………………. 574
Break Out…………………………………………………..  574
Chapter Fourteen: Conclusion…………………………………..    577

 

Glossary of Abbreviations………………………………………….    579

Morgan: Signal Operating Instructions (SOI) For The Tactical Environment

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Outstanding.

Read, print, study more, implement.

Tempus fugit.

SiGB: So You Wanna Know About Software Defined Radios, Eh?

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Silicon Graybeard lays down his own tracks on this post.

Much appreciated.

Signal Corps: Poor Man’s SIGINT

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Very interesting.

Link.

The Baggers Must All Be Killed

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Above from GVDL; below from Grassroot Journal.

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Over The Transom

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From a WRSA reader.

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Yup.

Codevilla: The War On Us

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From Professor Angelo Codevilla, author of America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution, comes this article on Police State USA.

Read it and pass it on.

Resist.

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16 Cents

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Or an 84% haircut.

Potayto, potahto.

ZH: Detroit Pensioners Face Miserable 16 Cent On The Dollar Recovery

Coming to a city, county, state, and/or national government near you.

Alea iacta est.

Banksy Sez

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As sent by a WRSA reader.

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Third Bracken Novel – Free Download

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David reminds all of us.

Thanks, Matt.

From Over The Transom

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From a WRSA reader.

Bracken Sends

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Do you freaking understand yet?

Any wonder how this kind of thing happens?

But hey – at least the agent got to go home that night and kept his job.

And that’s what’s really important.

BTW, Lee Greenwood turned 71 yesterday.

Somebody go slap him upside his head for me.

While playing this little ditty at full volume:

 
Thanks.

UPDATE 3 NOV 2013 1240 EST: Thanks to JWR for the Survival-lanche. Just to be clear: Matt’s got credit for the pic at the top of the post; the snarky text is from me. I don’t want folks reading my mutterings and misattrbuting them to a consummate professional like MB. Thanks.

Gut Check

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Sam asks hard questions.

Best to finish up thinking through these issues in advance.

‘Cuz by-the-by, the game’s about to start.

It’s called “Them Or You: The North American Decade-Long Existential Death Struggle And Assorted Atrocity Fest”.

Winner take all.

Sic semper tyrannis.

Brian Aitken

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Weaponsman updates us on this New Jersey travesty.

Kudos also to David Codrea who brought much of this story to the world as it happened.

Note all of the .gov players.

Carefully.

Follow-Up On Immigration Treason

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More on this week’s coup-by-immigration fest, from one of the claimed participants.

Color me shocked that Team Soros Bolshevik and a bunch of churchianity stooges are involved.

Si se puede.

illegalaliens

Whittle: Bamboo Spears

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Read it all.

Let’s see if he can maintain his new focus.

Long-time readers know that I don’t link to Whittle very often.

Sincere?

Yes.

Glib, too gung-ho, and unwilling to face hard realities?

Yes, as well.

Let’s hope he’s reading his Stockdale now.

Ehr kumt.