Author Archives: Treaded

About Treaded

Semi-retired career and contract troop. I own and maintain my own small ranch out here in beautiful rural America.

It’s Not Enough

  You’ve watched a thousand YouTube videos.  You’ve carefully researched and bought good quality gear that will hold up. You spent good money on a rifle, optic, mags, and all the other associated errata. You’ve got maps of your AO … Continue reading

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How They Hunt

I’ve cobbling this entry together between uptime and downtime over the last couple of weeks so bear with me on this one. I think there’s a fundamental misunderstanding of how counter-insurgency intelligence and exploitation systems work so I’m going to … Continue reading

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Putting Some Teeth in the Tribe: What Do We Need To Be Able To Do?

Alright – a new topic (here anyway)  and a lot to write about. Now we’re going to start digging into the process of actually building usable fighting skills and knowledge among your tribe members.  The next few entries are going … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part XII: Starting to Set It All Up

OK, back to the grind.  I’ve managed to catch up on the work around here after my little overseas soiree  and it’s time to start finishing this puppy off.  Sometime either later this year or early next year the entire … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part XI: Breaking Contact And Evading

Things are finally settling down and I’ve recovered enough from the hard drive crash (backups – a real necessity) that I can drive on with the blog.  Up to this point we’ve covered numerous types of obstacles and creative ways … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part X: Closing Some Gaps

A lot of time when it comes to obstacles you’ll want an obstacle with certain characteristics beyond what a normal obstacle would have.  You might tailor it to deter a specific threat or take advantage of your existing resources.    During … Continue reading

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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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