Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mosby: Welcome to the Horde, Part V: Building Tribes

MountainGuerrilla

Tribe

 

Most of us are familiar with the term “Posse Comitatus” in reference to the 1878 law that was pretty much anally-raped out of existence with passage of more recent “anti-terrorism” laws. In 2006, GWB urged Congress (what a quaint concept, huh?) to consider revisions to federal statute to allow .mil forces to be used to restore public order and enforce laws. These changes ended up in the NDAA for 2007.

I mention this, not because it is particularly relevant to the article, but rather to quell the ever-present need to bring up shit that is completely irrelevant to the topic under discussion (invariably, had I not mentioned this, someone would have stopped reading after “Posse Comitatus,” went straight to comments, and blasted me for not knowing that it was largely irrelevant in contemporary American jurisprudence.)

What IS relevant to this discussion is the term “comitatus.” This is…

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Mosby: Welcome to the Horde, Part IV

jewish-partisans

MountainGuerrilla

When groups of self-interested people exist in close proximity to each other, amidst a finite, limited amount of necessary survival resources, the historical record demonstrates that the demands of self-interest invariably result in violence. In an era of readily available firearms that require—relative to the swords and spears of antiquity at least—little training to use effectively, if not efficiently, that violent conflict almost always results in horrific losses to all parties involved.

 

 

What we as a modern, “civilized” people see as 4GW would more accurately be described as “first generation” warfare. It is far older than any other form of conflict, and in fact, never really ceased to exist, except in the collective imagination of people too arrogant to recognize that the nation-state concept was incompatible with human nature from the beginning. It is in fact, older than civilization itself. Long before the advent of agriculture and the…

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In Pictures, Why DTG Advocates Year Round Vehicle Kits

Preparedness.  A way of life that ensures when (not “if”) something happens out of the ordinary, like what’s going on in the South now, or the major ‘deep freeze’ going on in the North, that you and yours will be ‘ok’ much longer than those who just hop in the car and go.

Got skills?  Got Training?

17 Car Pile Up near Hoover, Alabama.  Looks like about 1 inch on the ground.

17 Car Pile Up near Hoover, Alabama. Looks like about 1 inch on the ground.

 

If you’re at home and you don’t have your home in order to go without shopping for any item you may need from bread to toilet paper, this is what you may find when/if you get to the store.  And that doesn’t count for ‘price rationing’, which is the raising of prices to ensure people buy only what they need (sometimes wrongly confused as ‘price gouging’ by people who don’t understand supply and demand economics):

Panic Buying

 

And good luck trying to get home on foot with just your street shoes and coat.

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Knowledge is Power….

And knowing exactly who musical icons are today or were yesterday and their true beliefs and more importantly, what their goals are for Americans, helps the prepatory minded identify those who would enslave us, and thus having that knowledge, are not blinded to their purpose.

H/T to Pete over at WRSA for this information.

Pete Seeger performing at the Rally for Détente at Carnegie Hall in New York.  AP Photo.

Pete Seeger performing at the Rally for Détente at Carnegie Hall in New York. AP Photo.

http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/01/peter-seeger-the-communist-consumers-love

Emphasis on Senate Internal Security Subcommittee added.

“Then there was the cuddly-looking guy with the slightly pedantic six-record set and companion volume, Burl Ives Presents America’s Musical Heritage. If my parents or any of the neighbors were aware that Ives had been summoned, in 1952, to testify before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and had identified Pete Seeger as a communist, they kept the details to themselves.”

“From the nation’s founding, through the beginning of the twentieth century, when the Wobblies printed their pamphlet of Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent, political themes had made their way into popular music. Without question, however, the most concerted effort at politicization came from the CPUSA. Go out and make antifascist alliances with liberals, Georgi Dmitrov ordered in Moscow in 1935, and so the communists obediently fanned out into the American labor movement and civil-rights activities.”

Extended Cold Weather Operations Neighborhood Protection Team Kit

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Our recommendation.  Use this as a template; adapt to your own AO and weather conditions.  You might have to add more items or drop a few.  Then again, looking at the weather in places like Birmingham, Alabama, or Atlanta, Georgia, this might be a good list as is…..

COLD SEASON NPT Mission Kit – (OCT THRU APR)
ITEM NOTES
LEVEL 1 GEAR – On Person
PERSONAL   PROTECTION RIFLE/CARBINE
OPTIC OF   CHOICE
1MAG
WM FLASHLIGHT   200 LUMENS
CAT   Tourniquet
SURVIVAL KIT
FOLDING KNIFE   M21
CORDAGE   BRACELET
COMPASS,   WRIST
WATCH, WRIST
BAG OF   VASELINE SOAKED COTTON BALLS
SMALL WATER   PROOF CONTAINER CARGO POCKET
SMALL AO Map
PARTIAL ROLL   TP
CASULTY   BLANKET
TINDER
PHOTON LRI   NIGHT VISION LIGHT MODEL
LIGHTER
CELOX
SUPER GLUE IN   PLASTIC BAGGY SMALL CUT FIRST AID
RAPID ROD /   BROKEN SHELL EXTRACTOR OR 10X25 MONOCULAR
SMALL 8 or   10X BINOCULARS
POLYPRO OR   UNDERARMOUR TYPE LONG JOHNS
GLOVES   (MEDIUM WEIGHT) & LIGHT WEIGHT LINERS
MATTERHORN/DANNER   600 GR THINSULATE BOOTS WITH OVERBOOTSOR PAC BOOTS OR

MUKLUKS IN A4 BAG

BELT /   SUSPENDERS
BOONIE HAT   AND WATCH CAP (FLEECE OR WOOL KNIT)
COYOTE   BALACLAVA
UNIFORM
KNEE PADS
MEDIUM OR   HEAVY WEIGHT SOCKS
SIDE ARM IF DESIRED
SIDE ARM   EXTRA MAGS IF DESIRED
HAND / FOOT   WARMERS 2 PR EACH
LBE (Level II Gear)
LBE HARNESS  (H HARNESS W/BATTLE BELT)
BLOW OUT KIT
EVEN NUMBER   OF MAGS
RADIO W/THROAT MIC &EARPHONE
TK4 TQ OR   ADDITIONAL CAT
LENSATIC   COMPASS, TRITIUM POWERED
MULTICAM TUBE   POUCH W/HYDRATION CARRIER UNDER JACKETIN WINTER
CAMELBAK
WATER FILTER
EMERGENCY   RATIONS, MEAL REPLACEMENT BARS, TWO EACH
CAMO PAINT
PARACORD   –  50 FT LENGTH
COMM THROAT   MIC
BRAVO 1.5   KNIFE OR SIMILAR MODEL

(KBAR, EK, RANDALL,

COLD STEEL)

ADDITIONAL   LIGHTER
FIRE STEEL
MISSION PACK (ASSAULT TYPE) (Level III   Gear)
FIELD OR ECWCS JACKET
WIGGYS FIELD   JACKET LINER
MULTI-TOOL
EXPANDED   FIRST AID KIT – TEAM
SMOKE EMERGENCY SIGNALLING
SURVIVAL   TROWEL
TOILET PAPER   – FULL ROLL FULL ROLL
WIGGIES GEAR
TEAM FIRST   AID KIT WITH HAND / FOOTWARMERS
   
RUCK SACK (Level IV Gear) DTG USES THE

FILBE PACK – OUTSIDE

POUCHES ALIGN

WITH LIST

HAWK
SNAP LINKS
SLING ROPE   (12′ – 20′)
OUTSIDE POUCH   RIGHT
SHELTER 10X10 RAINFLY
OUTSIDE POUCH MIDDLE RIGHT
HEAVY PONCHO
OUTSIDE POUCH   MIDDLE LEFT
PARACORD –   150 FT
MISC ITEMS
EXPANDED   RIFLE CLEANING KIT
KNIFE HONE
GAME SNARES
EXTRA   BATTERIES – CR123, AA, PHOTON LITHIUM
UTILITY CUP /   STOVE
HOT HANDS 4 PAIR
BACKWASH KIT
OUTSIDE POUCH-LEFT
MINI GROUND   PAD
   
LOWER COMPARTMENT
WIGGY’S SLEEPING BAG
EXTREME REACTOR BAG LINER/WIGGYS FTRS PATROL BAG IF DESIRED
TOP COMPARTMENT
PARACORD   LENGTHS
FIELD GLASSES
.22 PISTOL   W/AMMO OR EXTRA SIDEARM AMMO
MAIN COMPARTMENT
HYGIENE KIT
ECWCS PANTS
RATIONS
CLOTHING
EXTRA SOCKS 6   PAIR
LIGHTWEIGHT POLY PROS 1 PR
1 UNIFORM
1 SET UNDER   SHIRT / SHORTS
 EXTRA GEAR:
A4 BAG HOLD GEAR NOT

INSTORED RUCK; BAG

PUT IN SLED

SLED
PAC BOOTS WET COLD
MUKLUKS DRY COLD
AVALANCHE SHOVEL OR ETOOL 1 PER BUDDY TEAM;

CARRIED IN SLED

SNOW SHOES
TREK POLES

Some Notes on Sentry Neutralization–Per Request

DTG Student Hootch

 

Speaking of various uses for tomahawks and other edged tools, Mosby provides some interesting perspective….

MountainGuerrilla

(I’ve suffered a rather severe case of “I-don’t-give-a-fuck-itis” recently. Hopefully, as HH6 and I were discussing recently, getting back to writing for the blog will help provide me a serious dose of FIDO—Fuck It, Drive On—that needs to occur. The following article is on a subject I’ve been loath to write about, since it screams of Sho Kosugi ninja fantasies. Nevertheless, it is a request from a reader, who I know is a serious student and actually trains. I will get back to the Tribalism series shortly. –JM)

Sentry neutralization is an area of study and tactical knowledge that hold a fascinating allure to many people. I don’t know if it’s related to the cultural heritage of Indian and frontiersman skulking through the woods with knife and tomahawk, or a fascination with William Fairbairn’s combatives teaching during World War Two, or perhaps too many Ninja movies out…

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Got Preps? (Cash-On-Hand, Water, Food, Defense Tools, etc)

Why?  Besides ‘general purposes’, Red China seems to be in the beginning throes of economic criticality.  According to a story in Forbes that was subsequently pulled, and brought to light by Karl Denninger, China’s banks are on a holiday of sorts for withdrawals from banks.

Think ripple effects.

For weeks now, various pundits have been predicting China’s economic melt-down to occur around the 31st of January…..we’ll see, I guess.

Here’s Denninger’s piece:  http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=227978

The Tomahawk – Worthwhile Tool to Consider

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If you want a good tool for those times or tasks that a good fixed blade knife or multi-tool just don’t measure up, you may want to consider the good, old fashioned tomahawk.  Especially the Pipe or Trail Hawk by Cold Steel as prepared and sold by the Great Lake Survival Company.  Here’s just two reasons that you may want to mull over if you don’t already have one.

  • It’s a superb tool that provides the leverage necessary for performing various tasks whether or not one uses it for a hammer, skinning tool, or for forming stakes, building shelter frames, natural snowshoe frames, etc.
  • If needs be, if used as a last resort weapon, it has a much better reach than a knife, and has a pyschological ‘edge’ as well.

DTG staff gets their ‘hawks exclusively from Great Lake Survival Company www.greatlakesurvival.com.  The folks there sell several different types, all Cold Steel brand, and offer a new ‘bomb proof’ and a ‘GLSC Sharp Edge’ upgradesas well.  Just the base hawk prices include user friendly upgrades we haven’t been able to find anywhere else.  We don’t recommend the more exotic ‘spike’ hawks, as they are primarily weapons and aren’t suited as well to survival or preparedness tasks.  If spike hawks are your thing, great, but we tend to lean towards tools that can be used for general purposes, meaning they can do many things well, a few things ok, and only one or two things not so well.

As we like the best we can get here at DTG, our hawks have the ‘bomb proof’ upgrade as well as the ‘GLSC Sharp Edge’ enhancements.  It makes a difference, too!  During this past October’s Basic Survival class, DTG staff used their ‘hawks to demonstrate shelter building and enhancement, cutting kindling, and various other sundry tasks, and at the end of the class, the ‘hawk edges were as sharp as they were before class.  We’ve used these ‘hawks in warm, wet, and extremely cold weather, all with superior results.  You owe it to yourself to check them out.

Here’s the description from their website:

When you get a Pipe Hawk  or Trail Hawk from us, we do the following:

1. We stained the hickory  handle.
2. We included a cordura sheath.
3. We wrapped the handle with paracord, and added a lanyard.
4. We score the handle so that the paracord stays tight and doesn’t move on you.
5. We cut down the handle to 18″. Easier to handle, just as powerful.

and now . . .

We take every Tomahawk and reset the hawk head with a bonding agent that fuses the metal hawk to the hard hickory handle.  What you get is a solid mass that will hold up for generations of use.

Through abusive testing, we’ve found a way to improve the hold that our hawks have on that tough hickory handle..  Without our upgrade, will the hawk head ever come off?  No.  It’s held on by set screw and has a great bite on that handle. 

However, our bonding agent cements that hawk head in place even with repeated abuse, there is less chance that your hawk will become get a “wobble” to it.   So you too, can have an absolute “bomb-proof” tomahawk.

The reason you don’t see many hawks with this much thought and time put into them is simple: time is valuable.  It takes time to process great tomahawks like we have.  At Great Lake Survival we believe that a good product is just as valuable as time.  Could we charge more than we do for our ‘hawks?  Yeah, in a heartbeat.  Especially with the hand crafted improvement that we put into each unit.

Base model or ‘bomb proof’, you can’t go wrong with Great Lake Survival’s tomahawk pricing or enhancements.

Ukraine – News is Starting to Leak Out….

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The photo credits show this picture as being taken two days ago.  Got training?  Got preps?  If this concerns you, take a look at what DTG offers…

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/01/23/ukraine-the-revolution-in-full-motion/

Ukraine – The Revolution in Full Motion

The violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital of Kiev. The city appears more like a war zone and we are watching a revolution in action. Make no mistake, this is the arrogance of a political administration that has shown it is willing to killing its own people to retain power. The protesters are demanding immediate elections, the resignation of the President Viktor Yanukovych, and a repeal of the anti-protesting laws he just enacted. Effectively, Yanukovych has demonstrated that he is ruthless and is completely out of touch with reality.

The governor of Lviv, in the west, found his offices stormed and he was forced to sign his resignation by protesters. This is about political corruption in Ukraine that is a beacon to the world of what is likely to come. Make no doubt about it, every government is watching this in horror for this revolution is not with guns, but with courage and using whatever means is available. Gasoline proves to be a formidable weapon when the people are stripped of arms. The political damage so far has made this a revolution complete. There is no going back to a normal life in Ukraine. Either Yanukovych resigns, or there will be civil war.

Behind closed doors, governments are watching how they themselves will be treated one day and how to defend against the people. The smart ones are starting to realize you cannot simply bully the people all of the time.

One primary difference between former Communist countries and the West is critical to understand. BECAUSE they have no social nets, the people do not trust nor rely upon government. In the West, people depend on government for everything. In Ukraine, they can grow their own food and family units still take care of all members. In the West, the downside of socialism is that the children have not planned to take care of parents for that was the State’s job. Socialism has endorsed the me-me-me culture and that is the weakness for there is no self-reliance and society has been totally dependent. The risks in the West are actually far greater.