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For Those Last Minute, “Here, Read This; it Might Save Your Life..” Recommendations

Especially for people in your AO who are (unbelievably) just now becoming conscious of what’s coming down the pike from now until after the election….basically, in varying degrees, for the foreseeable future, and really don’t have nearly the time needed to learn the ‘school’ method.

Author’s name is Don Paul; his books identify him as a retired Green Beret and Christian.  Not too shabby a combination, in my book!

I’ve read through his ‘Never Get Lost,’ and it’s a superb way to get someone up on how to navigate without learning the grid system, coordinates and relying on a map and only a compass, watch, pen/pencil, and paper to perform your calculations.  Maps do have their place, as do GPS devices, topographical maps, protractors, declination equations, and so forth.  In fact, while I have a couple USGI Lensatic Compasses, they’re relegated to back up for my back up, as I’ve changed over to a Suunto M-3 NH Global Compass and have a MC-2 Mirror Compass as a back up.  They’re faster for me as I set the declination for accuracy and speed in determining azimuths on the map.  No conversion necessary.  It also provides for more accuracy using Paul’s method, as he teaches a non-declination compass method, which works, but without the correct declination, you’re off your intended location by varying distances, which may or may not prove to be very important.

The next couple I’m going to read is, “Everybody’s Knife Bible,” where he teaches knife skills for use in a survival situation.  He covers a lot of standard subjects/tasks, like making beds, additional weapons, etc, but he also provides instruction on how to use your knife to tell time and cross rivers.  Might prove to be interesting.

I’ve got a couple other of his books coming to check out and put in the library, but if what I’ve read so far is any indication, the few bucks I’ve spent per book is well worth it.  Some are available on Amazon or eBay.

Check them out.

 

Outstanding Post at American Partisan; Read and Heed!!!

H/T WRSA.

Original, here.

“Very basic background. My friend is a prior service 1st LAR 0311, 0351. (from Wiki: 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion is a fast and mobilized armored terrestrial reconnaissance battalion of the United States Marine Corps.) Multiple tours in the early to late 2000s, then DoE, then was put through selection and went to work for Colonel G____ as a team member. Since leaving, he has been doing contract work.

He is an experienced and capable meat eater and the furthest thing from a pussy or coward. Try to learn from his experiences.

“Me and three of my buddies were in Portland this weekend, got attacked by Antifa. There’s a Twitter video with millions of views on it. They ended up on Hannity and Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro etc., of us getting beaten with bats and rocks the size of cantaloupes thrown at us, getting spit on etc. We were all carrying pistols as well. Opportunity, ability and jeopardy, we were in a deadly force situation and we could easily articulate the use of deadly force, but they had pepper sprayed us. They were using industrial strobe lights on us, etc. We couldn’t PID our target and what lied beyond it, They did a great job of taking our situational awareness away, it was fucking incredible.
Bro my perspective on this changed so much.

The reason we were there wasn’t to counter protest or some shit, **** and *****, two of the guys with me, one of which is a bronze star and Purple Heart recipient. They’re both in the hiring process for the Portland Police Department. One is from Ohio and one is from Virginia. They both flew in that day just so they could come check out the city before they move their families across the nation.

Something else that I should make perfectly clear. We went to the Federal Courthouse first. There wasn’t a whole lot going on down there. We walked around and took some pictures. Bumped into a Sheriff at one point. Talked to him for a while. We asked him if the riots were over? He said fuck no, they’re trying to fuck a police station up right now on 47th and Burnside, We asked him if we could go, and he said yeah, it’s still a peaceful assembly, it hasn’t been declared a riot yet…. So, legit, we walked into this thing blind, in hindsight it was stupid on our part, I had no idea that they were like that. If it had been a full-blown riot we would not have gone. Bottom line, man, if you had ever given me a scenario like this and said hey, you’re sober, and you have a gun, and somebody is hitting you with a bat and throwing rocks at you that could kill you or put you in a coma, you try to get away but they cut you off with a convoy of vehicles and the assault starts again. They impede your movement and beat you with bats…
Would you shoot?

I’d be like, yeah what fucking planet are you from?

But in all the training that I’ve been through my life, I’ve never been in one where in the first five seconds of the scenario you’re blinded with a strobe light and sprayed with pepper spray…. That changes everything. They were throwing these rocks from 15 feet back in the crowd, you couldn’t see who the fuck through it, etc. things like that…. It’s just a good talking point for guys that carry concealed, but you need to think through all these different scenarios.

It got way worse after that video ended, they chased us for 11 city blocks. They had a convoy of about 25 vehicles that cut us off at the next intersection, They had scouts on the corner with radios, they had a drone following us, they had a bull horn calling us Nazis, and the crowd was following a red strobe light that was up in the air on a stick, so they would announce Nazis and then people would follow the red strobe light, That video is just the beginning, I’ve got a fucking fractured hand from a baton, everyone of us has black and blue bruises up and down their legs and back, I had a guy spit in my face from 6 inches away, call me a pussy and a coward for not doing anything about it, and then tell me that he was going to find where I live, rape my mother, rape my children in front of me and then kill me.

I’ve never been more angry about something in my fucking life, the level of restraint that it took for us to not fight back in any capacity whether that was with a gun or fists is incredible. All of us have kids at home. The only thing going through all of our minds was we have to be able to justify deadly force if we’re going to go that route, there’s also hundreds of these people, we can’t see straight because of all the pepper spray, and it’s hard to PID exactly who is throwing these rocks and hitting us with batons, because they would hit you and fucking run and their buddy would run up and hit you. It was an incredibly stressful situation, they did a very good job tactically of taking away your situational awareness, and in my opinion complicating your legal defense when you split one of their faces open with a hollow point.

As we were running from the crowd after about the third block or so, we’re sprinting because the mob head caught back up to us and vehicles were trying to cut us off, I put my hand on the back strap on my appendix, And I heard somebody yell “Hey bro, whatever you’re reaching for, don’t reach, just keep running, they’re still 30 feet behind you. Keep running straight.”

We get 11 blocks down the road and this black Chevy Impala is ghosting us down the street, he’s kind of been in our shadow since block two or three He rolls his window down and starts asking us a bunch of questions. Why are we here, what are we doing, telling us we need to get the fuck out of here, asking us where our car is etc., we pretty much told him to get the fuck away from us because we didn’t know who he was. I finally asked him at one point, Who the fuck are you, man, you need to leave us alone, and he was like I’m the fucking police, bro, who are you? So he pulled his car over and he and his partner talked to us. He was one of the special programs guys, either with SWAT or SRT or whatever. He was the one that yelled at me not to reach, and tried to help us out. He said he knew that we’ve been pepper sprayed and we’re having trouble seeing, I kind of snapped at him, Like hey motherfucker, You’ve been watching this whole thing fucking unfold and you didn’t intervene at all or light the crowd up or something? He started laughing and he was like, Man, if I got out and tried to help you guys, my fucking car would be on fire right now, and I’d be running next to you.

Bottom line: don’t go to an Antifa protest where you can put yourself in that situation. And if you find yourself in that situation, expect them to employ tactics that take away your situational awareness, and complicate the use of force continuum.”

 

Available for Order Now! Jack Lawson’s “Civil Defense Manual, Volumes 1 & 2

This is your ‘go to’ manual for protecting your community and training your neighbors! I think these are going to go like hot cakes – he’s only got 1038 in stock, so order yours today!!

Order here.

The definitive guide to preparedness and civil defense for homes and neighborhoods.  Two volumes comprising 950 pages of detailed information from authoritative sources.

Jack Lawson, pseudonym of the writer, served in the United States Air Force as a missile guidance and SAFO nuclear arming controls electronics technician and was later a member of a Foreign Legion rapid response anti-terrorist unit during an anti-Communist guerilla war in Africa.

He was trained by British Commonwealth SAS and Israeli commando instructors and took part in counter insurgency operations and commando raids on Communist training camps in a number of African countries. While there he became a bodyguard for a farmer’s cooperative association in his off-duty time.

Jack is an Honorary Member of a U.S. Army Special Forces Association Chapter and for seven years served on one of the largest metropolitan police department Review Boards in the country. As a member of that Review Board, he judged the justification of Officer Involved Shootings and use of deadly force incidents.

He was also a consultant to the Officer in charge of the United States Marine Corps evaluation of Fire Force procedures for heliborne vertical envelopment anti-terrorist tactics.

The Militia is Being Called Out in Kenosha….

Interesting development.  From Infowars.com  Interesting also is that in piece, the author states the, ‘Bugaloo’ movement in Michigan is possibly the catalyst….

WISCONSIN MILITIA RECRUITING CITIZENS TO PATROL KENOSHA AFTER 2ND NIGHT OF RIOTS

1,300 locals and militia interested or attending

The Kenosha Guard, a local militia, is making a call-to-arms for “any patriots willing to take up arms and defend our city tonight from evil thugs.” The groups Facebook warns of potential future destruction to the neighborhood, claiming that there is “no doubt they’re currently planning on the next part of the city tonight!”

The Facebook event scheduled for 8PM at Civic Center Park today, outlines the agenda asking for “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property.”

The meet-up outlines that, “law enforcement is outnumbered and our Mayor has failed, Take up arms and lets defend our CITY! Meet at civic center at 8PM,” This was captured by the Rundown Live as thousands of Wisconsin protesters joined the Kenosha residents and things quickly turned violent, leaving vehicles, buildings in shambles and several injured.

A local resident who asked to remain anonymous, told the Rundown Live that the community is fed up with the looting and that law enforcement is not protecting local businesses, just federal buildings.” The individual suggested there are “many locals who share his sentiment and that” and that he is ” all for peaceful protests but we are not going to stand by and watch our city burn.”

This may have been inspired by other boogaloo movements such as in Michigan, but subsequently a result of the destruction of private property. A few brave locals came out armed last night to protect their businesses in Kenosha. The armed militia attempted to stop looters and rioters.

 

Side Benefit of Long Speed Walks…

Right now, I’m up to 9 miles in and around my AO.  Hopefully, in the next couple weeks, I’ll be starting to add a 35 pound ruck and increase the intensity of my walks working up to 65 pounds (a pound for each year I’ve been on the planet).   Right now, I’m simply making sure that my recovery from surgery has absolutely no setbacks.  Besides getting my ancient butt in better shape, there’s another side benefit that I’ve focused on.

That benefit is ‘boots on the ground AO familiarity’ followed up with weekly map review and annotation of anomalies. 

Obviously, the graphic above is not a built up area, such as a village, city, or suburb.  But you get the point.  Walking through the areas you may be defending in another 2 to 3 months will be much less daunting if you actually have seen the area and know the lay out.

For example:  If you have a river near where you live, you can find the best low key routes to it for water.  You can see how close it runs to residences, and if you could use the river bank as a navigation route without being seen, or at least the having the chance of being seen reduced.

                             Military Example of Avenues of Approach Diagram – Modify to Meet Your Needs

You can look at different avenues of approach from the view of OPFOR; you can pick out the initial targets of looters (large, expensive homes, specialty stores, etc.  You can see how they might approach YOUR home or immediate defense area.  You can determine what might be a ‘high speed’ approach and how to turn it into a low percentage approach.  You can see what might be the best choke points.  You can also pinpoint people you KNOW will not support a defense of the neighborhood (hint – Biden and BLM signs) in times of trouble.  Making quick notes on your walks will be worth their weight in gold when it comes to defense planning.  You can also verify ranges for your close in range cards, too.

There’s a LOT you can do on your conditioning walks around your AO.  What else could you add (list in the comments for others)?

PS – ALWAYS go armed!

Time to Hurt Goodyear Where it Hurts Most – In its Wallet….

This is from Breitbart.   Consider REFUSING to buy ANY Goodyear product, no matter if they want to give the item to you and only charge sales tax.  FINANCIALLY HURT these communist organization supporters!!!  The only way to get the attention of a large corporation is to affect its revenue in a distinctly negative way.

Goodyear Bans ‘Blue Lives Matter’ and MAGA Slogans, Allows Black Lives Matter

By KYLE MORRIS   

A leaked slide from a Goodyear diversity training session shows the company has decided what the “acceptable” and “unacceptable” slogans are for employees to support.

The slide is part of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s zero-tolerance policy, which has deemed “Blue Lives Matter,” “All Lives Matter,” “MAGA Attire,” and “Politically Affiliated Slogans or Material” as “unacceptable.”

Those slogans that are “acceptable” to the company included “Black Lives Matter (BLM)” and “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT).

Essentially, Goodyear has sent a signal of no support for police or Republican ideals.

report from WIBW says the “employee who took the photo of the slide, it was presented at the Topeka plant by an area manager and says the slide came from their corporate office out of Akron, Ohio.”

The employee, who wanted to remain anonymous over job concerns, provided a statement to WIBW:

If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I’m not going to get offended about it. But at the same time, if someone’s not going to be able to wear something that is politically based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that’s discriminatory. If we’re talking about equality, then it needs to be equality. If not, it’s discrimination.

While there has not been confirmation of the slide, a statement from Goodyear spokeswoman Melissa Monaco was provided to WIBW.

“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork,” Monaco said.

“As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues,” she added.

 

Fred Markert: Only ONE Way to Save America from Collapse

Which is imminent.  Take the hour it’ll cost you to watch the  complete video.  Time well spent.  Forewarned is forearmed.  In fact, you can listen to it while you clean your rifles and pistols after a range session.

https://www.brighteon.com/embed/7f2c713f-442e-4a21-a05f-44463beab95c

Link works; won’t embed, so click the link.

The Velvet Glove Slips a Bit…

Well, now.  It seems our ‘dear leader,’ the Benevolent and All Powerful gubernator, Gretchen Whitmer, is ordering her private ‘army’ to ‘crack down’ on the peasantry for not following her ‘orders’ that she sees as the Law.

Silly twit!  Laws are enacted by our Legislature, not ‘Der Fuhrer’.   Might want to have your staff check out some world history on how things worked out for other dictators – usually, at some point, it doesn’t end well.  In YOUR particular case, my personal opinion is that you’re a ‘one hit wonder’ and will be voted out first chance the populace gets.  That’s presuming, of course, you don’t author another executive order extending your term until YOU believe it’s safe to have another step in.

So, on to the article; here’s what she says boiled down to the key information:

As of yesterday, 4 August 2020, the following takes effect:

  • All Michigan state departments, including the State Police, who aren’t really fond of enforcing the COVID-19 crap, “will make enforcing COVID-19 restrictions “a priority.”
  • The three-page directive says the State Police “must enforce violations of COVID-19 executive orders” in the same manner “it would enforce any other violation of law, using enforcement discretion as appropriate.”  That’d be great, EXCEPT for the fact her ‘Executive Orders’ are NOT law!  Ordering the State Police to enforce them the same as other FULLY VETTED LEGISLATION is a null and void order, and puts the State Police in a precarious legal position, according to some.
  • Here’s a gem from her State Police spokesperson:  The Michigan State Police “absolutely” intends “to comply with today’s executive directive,” spokeswoman Shanon Banner said.

    “The directive reaffirms the enforcement posture we have used since the beginning of the pandemic. Our troopers will continue to enforce all of the executive orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan,” Banner said.  [Hmmmmmm….. were y’all doing that when you made public statements that your units would not interact with the public (meaning, ‘do their jobs’) unless there was a significant and immediate threat to human life?  Driving around in March through May I saw nary a state police unit on any interstate or connector throughout SE Michigan as far North as Oxford and as far East as Mount Clements.]

Well, there you have it:  The State Police has now taken a stance of loyalty to enforce ‘orders’ rather than fully vetted legislation.

MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE:  Grow a pair and stop this deluded tyrant who REALLY believes she’s the sole authority in this state. Or is that not in your job description, either?

COUNTY SHERIFFS:  You’re the highest authority in your county, and you’re elected by the citizens of your county, which you know  very well.  Tell the State Police to mind their own damn business, which is giving traffic tickets on the interstate highways.

PSA:  Yesterday I was on 1-75 for about 120 miles total.  I saw no less than 6 State Police cruisers, and they were actively pulling people over for speeding.  LOTS of revenue collection yesterday.  Heads on a swivel, Michiganders!