Hiding Your Condition in Hard Times

Scenario…

It’s 3 months after the grid has suffered major disruptions. The cause for this is unimportant. Deliveries of the basics is extremely spotty and FEMA is having a hard time controlling what remains of civilian supply chains. People are hungry, but not starving to death. It seems that most everything is hard to come by. People have made adjustments and, aside from the few vocal protests and the occasional violent display of discontent, the population has settled down into

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"Special Operations" - the Show

Yes….. “Spec Ops”. I followed a link to a you tube video that promised some fun and a measure of education. After watching a few episodes (4 parts each), I can to accept that yes, there are some things to be learned from the show, “Special Ops Mission”.

Do a search once at Youtube. “special ops mission” episode <===<<< just like that, with quotes and all. As you type it out, you’ll see links to individual episodes before hitting enter.

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New Knife for LP – got Ka-Bar?

I haven’t bought a new knife in a long while. I consider myself sufficiently outfitted, but the generosity showed me by a daughter resulted in my purchase of a brand new Ka-Bar. I chose the USMC version, like this one below. It’s been a while since I’ve held one of these fine blades. I am looking forward to breaking it in. At some “point”, I think I’ll grab one of these little beauties, too….

 

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Go Take a Walk - Neighborhood RECON

Take a walk. Seriously. Go out and take a walk. Get out of your house, go into your neighborhood and walk. Aside from the exercise, it’ll give you a chance to do two other things.

The first is to study your neighbors’ places, (and your neighbors), while on a leisurely stroll. Look at their places. Check out their cars. Try to notice things that you gloss over these days due to familiarity. Look for unkempt lawns, trash in the side

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Mapping Page Update

The mapping page just had an update, which consists of several new mapping and map-based research links being added. There are new crime statistics available, and most importantly, new links to felon and sex offender map search sites.

These updates are of great usefulness if you are doing a security review for current locations, and near term relocations.

Burglars and Home Invaders Update

The bad guys are looking at your trash. They are looking for boxes and packaging that will tell them what you got for Christmas. Do yourself a favor and hang on to your packaging, if you haven’t already tossed it. (Sorry for being late on the gun, here….)

Cut up boxes into flat pieces of cardboard. These will store with next to no room, and you can dispose of them in a few weeks. Any tell-tale items that go in

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Retreat Supplies

The purpose of a retreat, generally, is to allow a person, or a group of persons to lay over until the problem that forced their relocation has been resolved. Storm, civil disorder, pandemic, etc., can serve as the trigger for a relocation. It should support life as well as a regular home, supplying shelter from the weather, food and water, medical care and security.

The age old axiom of “beans, band-aids and bullets” is always the best starting point for

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Cross Training

Cross Training

From: http://www.google.co.uk/dictionary?hl=en&sl=en&tl=en&q=cross-training

Cross-training (also known as conditioning) refers to training in different ways to improve overall performance. … en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-training Cross training is training someone in another activity that is related to their current work. The name comes from the fact that you are training them across a broader spectrum of the organization’s work. www.acethecase.com/site/1438552/page/875389 The systematic training of the soldier on tasks related to another job within the same MOS or tasks related to a secondary MOS within

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