Category Archives: Hardening the Homestead

Defense – Obstacles Part V: More On Slowing The Threat Down on Roads and Trails.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long to get this next entry up but life has been eating my time up.  Anyhow in this entry we’re going to look at a couple of other ways to “block” a road and slow … Continue reading

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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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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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Defense: Farm and Ranch Concealment Theory 101

In the last entry we examined developing cover in and around our immediate area of operations (which as usual is our ranch or farm).  Referring back you’ll remember cover is the first part of the C in OCOKA (Observation and … Continue reading

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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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