Doing Something Productive – It’s ALL the Rage!

effective training

So funds and schedules are tight, so tight, in fact, that you can’t break out the time to get your NPT together for some training, let alone attend a school on NPT Tactics, Land Navigation, Security Patrolling, etc.

You can do one thing productive every day, though, if you choose.

You can do PT.  Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass, but it’s worth it.  Weights, body weight exercises, ruck walks of varying lengths and pack weights, road work on the street, elliptical, or tread mill, or whatever.  Something.  6 days a week.  Light, heavy, middle of the continuum; whatever fits.  Where it pays off is when, without warning, SHTF and you can perform whatever task is necessary without running out of steam.

push up

You can study many of the references we’ve mentioned here, including, “A Failure of Civility,” by Garand and Lawson; “Small Unit Leadership,” by Dandridge M. Malone (who, in our opinion, has some of the best examples of effective leadership behavior matching to what is happening in your team since Hersey & Blanchard’s, “Situational Leadership Theory”); “The Battle for Hunger Hill,” by Daniel P. Bolger or “Training for War,” By Tom Kratman.  There’s literally scores of other good references out there; find those that you are weak in or need a refresher on and read one chapter a day.  It works.



You can get yourself a NPT AO map and do some study and planning.  30 minutes of focused study goes a long way each time you do it.  If you’re really into it, build a sand table!



You can study for and achieve a HAM license.  Comm is everything when cell towers and the internet is down.

off grid ham

You can do dry fire.  5 to 10 minutes a day.

pistol dry fire

You can do an awful lot.  Much, much more than is mentioned here.

Doing one thing each day, or almost every day, adds up pretty quickly.  Then, as each week, and then month goes by, you’ve gotten yourself, your family, and your NPT much more close to the objective of security in bad times than you might have thought possible.

Stay positive; stay focused; stay productive.

2 thoughts on “Doing Something Productive – It’s ALL the Rage!

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  2. Knuck

    “Stay positive; stay focused; stay productive.” These actions should be taking place every day , in good times and bad. This is how a true proponent of liberty and freedom should be living their lives. Your knowledge and abilities must be taught and passed on to the younger generations. Be selective in your rationing of your time and energy. It is a valuable commodity. It may be the only commodity with a true value. True morals and values have no room for compromise and negotiation. Get in the mode of calling people on their bullshit and hogwash. Remove the lying scumbag influence from your life and those around you that can be polluted. The boob tube should be on the top of your list. Concentrate on the positives and the attainable. It does not matter if the Big Ugly happens tomorrow or ten years from now. You will have lived a good life.

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