Homemade Smoke Flares

…from The King of Random. Get interesting when he begins to alter the mixture. Imagine a larger flare – output and duration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gNrXrah6ohU

Firearms - Getting Rid of Your Flinch

You sight down the barrel at a target only 12 feet away.

You know you must make the shot, or risk losing big time.

You slowly squeeze the trigger, intent on hitting the target.

You blink at the discharge, ride the recoil and look at the target… still there, still pristine. It stands there mocking you.

Your pals laugh at the bet you just lost, and you wonder, “How in the world did I miss that thing at 12 feet?”

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EMP Attack will Destroy Infrastructure in Cascading Fashion

This article takes the EMP concerns many have and increases their numbers. The key to the initial event leading to massive destruction in secondary and tertiary events is the SCADA infrastructure present just about everywhere. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are responsible for the control and operation of natural gas lines, oil refineries, dams and water system flow, electrical grid power flow and more. Give this article a read. It passes my “smell test” handily.

Think EMP Would

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What if You Aren't There?

I was reading a good article describing types of brain injuries at Doom and Bloom. “Traumatic Head Wounds” describes how various head injuries progress from initial injury to possible outcomes. It is worth reading.

I got to thinking, though, about the effects head and other injuries have on others – when the injured person dies. Imagine, if you will, a scenario wherein the individuals involved rely on a relative few of their number for major supply and protection. If persons

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Jerry D Young

I’m sure all of you have noticed the picture of grizzled ole Jerry Young to the right of this page. Among the adds that adorn that section, his likeness stands apart and anchors a link to his own home on the web. Just about everything he’s written is available there, and most of that for free.

I point people to Jerry’s works when I discover that they are new to prepping, need pointers and appreciate literature. While the short road

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Bug Out Test

Been thin on posts because we are on a bug out trip /test. We hooked up the trailer, loaded some supplies (and a pair of cats) and hit the road. More information when it is available, but we have been experimenting with different camp setups, testing our rig on grades, and getting to know some territory on the way to the “Far End”, our most extreme BOL.

One big surprise was the lack of fuel efficiency of our diesel rig.

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Combat After the SHTF

A Marine posted a video on his YouTube channel, and I had opportunity to watch it today. I don’t spend much time with videos by people with a know-it-all message because, after all, I’m the true know-it-all, right? I have a web site that says so, so it must be true. Hehe, NOT.

I watched the video because some people I know also watched it, and gave it good reviews. So, a Marine wants to share a few things, say

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Grid Down Wargaming

The troubles in the Eastern United States are serious, and we would not want to belittle what is happening to our countrymen there. If you are in the middle of that mess, we’re hoping you come through it okay. No one expected these kinds of results from the weather. Some of those without preparations are having a hard time.

We can learn from it all, however. We can see that the loss of power, even locally, transforms a pretty nice

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Older USMC Sniper Introductory Film

Found this older informational /training video on USMC Sniper Team operations. From the audio comes a comment that is key to understanding the role of the sniper. The significance of the target is more important than the quantity of targets. Something to consider.

 

The M40A1 weapon platform is the object of this video. It is based on the Remington 700, which is a widely used rifle within SWAT teams across the US. The LAPD uses them almost exclusively. Of

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Interesting USMC Video - M82 SAS

Found this video over at the blog of the Modern Day Patriot.

By the way, if you’ve ever clicked to rewatch a YouTube video only to find that it has been removed, you know the frustration that comes with knowing you could have saved it to disc. If you never knew you could saved the vids, what you might want to do is get a browser plugin that allows saving “FLV” files. FLV is the video format for YouTube

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