H/T to Wirecutter on this one.
The major metropolis in SE Michigan, Detroit, has been nationally ranked as the third absolute WORST place to be when/if SHTF. Even beating out Flint, but hey, maybe this was done prior to Flint figuring out that their water was capable of killing them (slower than the criminal population, but killing them dead, nevertheless).
Here’s how they determined it:
“Crime statistics that take murder per capita, strong arm robbery, and assault into account provides a reasonable expectation of what these cities will look like after doomsday. The availability of natural resources will play a much larger role than crime because a lack of those natural resources will force the people who aren’t criminal to become criminals. Natural resources that factor into our ratings include; farms, freshwater sources, and raw materials. Government dependency plays a smaller, but equally important, role in how a city fares after doomsday seen in our latest post ‘Life after Doomsday’. A city with a high percentage of its inhabitants on welfare, food stamps, and other forms of government assistance means a high number of people who are less likely to be prepared, and self-sufficient. Cultural values can somewhat be succinct with crime, but for the purposes of this article, it is its own being. Cultural values like community togetherness and team spirit is a plays a huge role in how a city will fare after the apocalypse. Wolverines!”
Read the whole thing, here, at USCrow.org.
Makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy, don’t it? But not to worry, really, who needs preps and training?
“An Islamic State group spokesman has urged sympathizers in Europe and the U.S. to launch attacks on civilians there if they are unable to travel to the group’s self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
In a 31-minute audio message released late Saturday by the IS media arm al-Furqan, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani told his followers that, “the tiniest action you do in the heart of their land is dearer to us than the biggest action by us … there are no innocents in the heart of the lands of the Crusaders.”
He encouraged lone wolf attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to start early next month, “to win the great award of martyrdom.””
And you don’t have time to train?
Apologies for the lack of anything substantive lately; our day jobs have been extremely hectic, schedule wise, and with personal obligations, almost no time has been available for anything else. Things are starting to calm down, so we should be back to posting normally quite soon.
Thanks for your patience!
As regular readers know, DTG doesn’t regularly post political pieces or opinions. Usually, we concern ourselves only with preparedness and training. This is one of those rare occasions where we’re a bit more vocal.
Apparently, the current administration is dictating to the nation’s schools that ‘transgender’ students will have the choice to go into any bathroom or locker room they identify with, upon pain of losing federal funds if the requirement isn’t complied with….hmmm….so that means that ‘school’ is not about education at all; rather, indoctrination into what’s acceptable for an amoral slave state populated by people so ignorant that gender identity is being categorized as an emotionally subjective judgment rather than based upon anatomy and science under an umbrellas of ‘protection from discrimination.’
The mind boggles at the calm acceptance of these ‘edicts’ by the populace. Well, not so much….there are other things more important to deal with….graduation parties, major sporting events, “Dancing With the Stars,” and on and on and on.
Have a nice day – I’m betting you’ll see signs like this in your child’s school very, very soon.
Karl Denninger weighs in with his usual articulately subtle manner, here.
Some key excerpts:
“I remind Obama that Title IX mandates that everyone be treated equally when it comes to sex.
The word in Title IX is sex, not “gender identity.” SEX is a physical, immutable characteristic.
Those very few confused individuals who believe they are trapped in the “wrong body” do not have the right to create a discriminatory environment for 99%+ of the rest of the individuals, especially when those others are mandated to be there through government force.
That means, incidentally, students in a school.”
“I do not care how you dress.
I do not care what sex you care to associate with when it comes to interpersonal relationships, including but not limited to intimate relationships.
I very much care when a boy, sporting a penis and testicles, decides to enter a girl’s locker room, disrobe and take a shower in front of my under-age and forced-to-be-present daughter. I will remind those who are not male (men need no such reminder) that erections are involuntary and if you think that a naked teen boy sporting wood in the same locker room with my daughter is going to be tolerated by this man you are certifiably insane.
There are still a few men in this country who consider their duty as a father quite-seriously when it comes to protecting their offspring, especially their daughters, from predatory males.”
Soak this up…site link, here.
Three Part Series – Reprisal
Good points for your NPT members considering adding plates to their kit….if you’re not doing your PT and you expect to carry a ruck, harness, rifle, and plates, you’re not being realistic. Seriously consider your PT level, what you can do to improve it (by getting out and rucking with heavy packs), and then balancing your max load with what you think you’ll need. Speed is always your friend, and that comes from strength and stamina.
I’m going to start this one off by stating if your weigh body armor options through a fitness prism, and many folks do, you’re wrong, and you need to stop reading, walk outside, and do something strenuous. If you’re an excuse maker, guess what- your odds of personal survival are slim anyway, much less working within a successful guerrilla Light Infantry paradigm. I hope that hurts some feelings, because when feelings get hurt, folks do something about it.
Musa himself was well armed, “I carried a Kalashnikov, the older 7.62mm model, not the smaller 5.45mm model. The larger round is much better than the 5.45mm because it is less likely to ricochet in urban and forest fighting. Several of our people were killed in Grozny from friendly fire- ricochets from the 5.45mm round.”
“Because I was a commander, I also carried a pistol and three or four magazines. I carried…
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Part II of Bergmann’s video series via Mason Dixon Tactical. Soak it up!
Wanna learn some things that are on the “Survivalist Common Tasks”list? Watch and learn.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
One of the biggest problems facing the individual in the field can be equipment failure (blowout). Whether it’s your LBE/LBV or ruck coming apart at critical stress points, or your boots deciding to blow out due to hard use, these issues can and will happen in the field. Considering the importance of your boots and your load bearing gear, having some items to perform hasty repairs is very important to the Survivalist.
Once, while training using a LBV-88 vest, I had the left rear adjustment buckle’s suspension…
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