Practical and Tactical SHTF Thinking and Planning For Rural Communities.
No clue where to start? Well, everyone starts somewhere. And it’s not as important as where you start as the fact you start – NOW. The first thing I want you to do is read the below text in it’s entirety. Before you do keep in mind the question “How could this apply to my AO?”
There are some excellent Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) in this article that we can bring forward. Although you may not be fighting an armed insurgency equipped with RPGs and combloc mines some of the measures the Rhodesian farmers took are just as applicable today against racist mutant zombie ninjabikers (hereafter referred to as the “Threat”).
One thing to remember right off the bat is that you’re probably not going to be able to get through to everyone in your AO until things get really bad. If you get the majority before it does you’ll be lucky indeed. The best thing you can do right now is plan, prep, and predict what the threats will be. Work your info ops with your neighbors and community carefully. Don’t show up in multicam at church crowing about your ten AKs and ability to build a soapdish claymore. Save that for when the time when it’s needed. But you can orient the folks in your AO to emerging threats and issues. Highlighting political situations, increases in local crime and violence patterns, or possible economic issues will raise awareness and help to add to a sense of urgency. The key here is OPSEC while providing awareness.
These are what I see as the critical tasks areas that we’re going to be focusing on. Each areas has quite a few – no a LOT of tasks within it.
Establish and Maintain Situational Awareness
Dominating the Terrain
Establish a Security Plan
Passive Defensive Measures
Active Defensive Measures
Deception and Deceptive Measures
Doesn’t seem like a lot? Trust me there’s a LOT of work to flesh these out and be effective. Till next time – now, go and reread The Farmer at War.