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.

Defense: Terrain Modification Part II – Planning For Cover

In the last entry I pointed out some issues that were discovered during out terrain review and tackled the first task that was at hand – clearing fields of observation and fire.  Referring back to that entry you’ll see that … Continue reading

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Defense: Terrain Modification Part I

Surgery went well and it’s time to get back in the saddle.  So far we have conducted a terrain analysis of our immediate AO and using the acronym OCOKA (Observation and fields of fire, Cover and concealment, Obstacles, Key terrain, … Continue reading

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Defense: More Concepts To Take Into Consideration

Rainy weather is giving me a little slack time so I’m back at it today – and please excuse me for crappy art I’m not an artist.  In the last entry we examined the immediate zones (A through C) and … Continue reading

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Defense: Homestead Case Study – Back to Terrain Pt.2

In the last entry I oriented you to our notional homestead and we dissected a threat based zone system along with identifying what/how the threat could move and observe in our immediate Area of Operations (AO).  The zone system is … Continue reading

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Defense: Homestead Case Study – Back to Terrain Pt.1

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this and I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking when I was going to get into the nuts and bolts of building a homestead defense plan.  This is going to … Continue reading

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Defense: Applying Logical Processes In Planning and Execution of Homestead Defense

Before I start getting neck deep into physical and procedural measures we can take to defend the old homestead I feel that a brief overview of tactical thinking is probably in order.  At this point we are primarily concerned with … Continue reading

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SA: Timing is Everything

Via WRSA comes THIS excellent piece from Selco @ SHTF School. Relevance?  Remember those urban areas are where it’s most likely to start.

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Defense: Setting Your Priorities

  In the last entry I explored a few ways to save a buck while building up your supplies of defensive materials – that good old Class IV.  Now when it comes to defense planning and prepping there’s a million … Continue reading

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Defense: (Almost) Free Stuff – Or How I’m A Cheap Bastage

I’m a cheap bastage.  I’ll put that out there right up front.  Don’t get me wrong – I’ll spend good money for a good product.  But if I can get what I need through something like some good old fashioned … Continue reading

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OPSEC: It Begins With You

I’ve been hammering OPSEC during the Blog so far and these next few entries aren’t going to be any different.  I believe OPSEC is the key to many things – but first and foremost it’s a basic key element of … Continue reading

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