Category Archives: Situational Awareness

More on Tribal EEFI and OPSEC

During the entries on comms we briefly touched on two critical concepts: Operational Security (OPSEC) and the Essential Elements of Friendly Information.  Techniques to control Spillage was also covered.  During this entry we’ll look at how EEFI should flow within … Continue reading

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Rural Defense Comms: TTPs Part III

Alright Joe, here’s the part you’ve been waiting for.  We’re going to touch on how to overcome that shortage of secure comms.  First up I’m going to state my honest opinion on having non-regulars and untrained folks encrypting and decrypting … Continue reading

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Rural Defense Comms: TTPs Part II

In the last entry we discussed the basics of establishing our local area net.  I’ve identified one huge shortfall in our scheme – the lack of secure comms.  Continuing the comms theme in this entry I’m going to address that … Continue reading

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Rural Defense Comms: TTPs Part I

First up:  If you’ve served in any military or like environment and used tactical radios this is going to be all too simple for you.  And that’s the point here – we’re going to try and make it simple for … Continue reading

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Rural Defense Comms: The Hardware

We’re going to take a little break from terrain and touch on another topic – Communications or Comms.  I’ll say it right up front – I know I’m going to catch a ton of shit over this little gem.  Comms … Continue reading

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Terrain Part Duex: WTF Are They – The KISS Way.

A lot of folks will look at the map concept and go “You need topo maps”, “you need this”, and “you need that”.  Maybe, I dunno.  I do know what works when your audience is completely ignorant to concepts like … Continue reading

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My Local Fusion Center: The Waffle House

Sounds silly as hell, right?  Let me explain.  Every small town has some kind of rinky-dink little coffee shop or restaurant where folks gather.  In the area I’m living in now just north about ten miles is a small city … Continue reading

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