Monthly Archives: June 2012

Defense – Obstacles Part IV: More On Roads And Bridges

In the last entry we covered what man-improved obstacles were and some ways we could cut (severe) trails.  In this entry we’re going to examine another (and probably easier) way to block trails and bridges.   I’m also going to present … Continue reading

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A Quick Update

Just a quick update – I’ve been busier than that one legged guy everyone talks about this week putting in a new well and getting four new calves situated.  Once I get caught up around here I’ll finish up the … Continue reading

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Motivator: Spaniards Take To Looting Farms

H/T to RichT at The Dorkfish Express It’s happening right now.  Think it’s not going to happen here?  Willing to bet the farm?  I sure ain’t.

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Defense – Obstacles Part III: Placement And Man-Improved Obstacles

In the last entry we covered what natural obstacles were and why they work.  In this entry we’re going to begin to address man-improved obstacles and their placement.  Remember a man-improved obstacle is one that implies a natural obstacle has … Continue reading

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Defense – Obstacles Part II: Understanding Natural Obstacles

In the last entry we identified three categories of obstacles (natural, man-improved, and manmade).  In  this entry we’re going to look at natural obstacles and try to gain an understanding of why they work and how they impact a threat … Continue reading

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Defense – Obstacles Part I: Introduction

So far we have covered fields of fire and observation, cover and concealment, and now it’s time to tackle obstacles.  Note I’m going to venture a bit away from normal military doctrine in covering obstacles.  What is an obstacle?  An … Continue reading

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Answering The Mail – June 2012

I’ve gotten a slew of emails over the last two Defense entries – Cover and Concealment.  Some of the questions are very similar, valid, and should be addressed.  I’m still working on breaking down the Obstacles entries so I’ll get … Continue reading

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