Monthly Archives: July 2012

Defense: Obstacles Part IX: Reinforcing Existing Fences

In the last entry we examined a few different types of common wire and concertina wire.  In this entry we’ll take a look at ways of reinforcing existing fences to make them better obstacles.  Your average fence that exists now … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part VIII: An Quick Look At Common Wire Types

First off sorry for the delay in posting – summer is a pretty busy time around here.  A little bit of rain brought me a needed break so I’ll nug this one out real quick.  In this entry we’re going … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part VII: Dealing With Sikorsky’s Toys

I’ve been asked in more than one email to address ways to counter helicopters inserting in your Area of Operations (AO).  I’m of the belief if you’re dealing with a helo threat then it’s probably a good time to shag … Continue reading

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The Wave: Bugging Out? Some Things To Think About

This is going to be the first entry in sort of a parallel topic series I’ll be covering about people from outside the tribe moving into and through your area.  I had intended to do it separately later on however … Continue reading

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Motivator: Gangs Growing In Rural Areas And A Word About LEOs

A Deputy Sheriff (we’ll call him Deputy Prepper) sent me a link via the blog to a very interesting article.  Take a moment to read and absorb it.  Then ponder its main points: Gang related crime has grown as much … Continue reading

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Defense – Obstacles Part VI: Using Water To Our Advantage

Over the last few entries we’ve kind of moved back and forth over man-improved and man made obstacles.  We’ve covered hills, slopes, roads and trails, and bridges.  Now we’re going to examine a few ways to use water as a … Continue reading

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Motivator: A Little Dose Of Reality For The Naysayers

My entry citing Fresno and VDH’s article created a quick rut of emails.  In about two and a half hours I got close to twenty emails with the majority of them being “It’ll never happen in my AO”, “My crime … Continue reading

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