FM 23-10 Chptr 8 Tracking/Countertracking When a sniper follows a trail, he builds a picture of the enemy in his mind by asking himself questions: How many persons am I following? What is their state of training? How are they equipped? Are they healthy? Section I Any indicator the sniper discovers can be defined by one of six tracking concepts: displacement, stains, weather, litter, camouflage, and immediate-use intelligence. Displacement takes place when anything is moved from its original position. a. b. c. A stain occurs when any substance from one organism or article is smeared or deposited on something else. a. The sniper can also determine the seriousness of the wound and how far the wounded person can move unassisted. b. c. Weather either aids or hinders the sniper. a. b. c. d. e. A poorly trained or poorly disciplined unit moving over terrain may leave a trail of litter. Camouflage applies to tracking when the followed party employs techniques to baffle or slow the sniper. a. b. c. a. b. c. Section II a. b. c. a. b. c.
Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks MacGyver, Survivalist, or Stockpiler: The Urban Survival Skills Everyone Should Know It's your word against his.. If he ain't talkin, your word pretty much wins. Also, don't try draggin him back in your house after he's dead.. The cops will be able to tell he was shot inside your house. As soon as you're involved in a shooting like this, call the cops, then a lawyer.. You are so bad ass. Seriously, you're advocating shooting a potential burglar with your "Mossy, Remy or Mr. We're not all in middle school, you know, and life is not like a Die Hard movie. I don't want to kill anyone. I am not running from my house. You can be a moral coward and subject yourself to the will of a criminal, however I will suffer no such victimization. @jodark It's not cowardly to leave and certainly not morally cowardly to leave if there is an intruder in your house. Unless you were a soldier or a police officer, you have probably not faced a life or death situation, and frankly, you are likely not equipped to fight back adequately.
Why Many In The Survival Community Are Doomed No matter if you believe in the theory of evolution or creationism about how the world was created, one constant fact does remain from Darwin’s theory: Only the strong survive. Survival of the fittest is a fact that resonates with man and animal alike. What exactly does being the fittest mean? We become more fit when we train with our weapons, when we learn new skills, and when we stockpile ammo, food and water. These things make us more fit to survive a crisis situation all around. This is something I see throughout the prepping community. Let’s face it: The prepping and even the gun community have developed a stereotype affectionately known as the old fat white guy, occasionally known as the OFWG. Your mind is your most valuable weapon, but your body comes in at a close second. The Secret “Survival Vitamin” You Should Buy And Bury Immediately! When I was in the Marines, working out was part of my job. Now, where do we even start? Image source: healthyliving.azcentral.com/
Waterproof Fire Starter I have seen many examples of fire starters, but I wanted to try and make one that was made out of only primitive materials. I wanted to make sure that it was small and waterproof. Also, it could be used with any primitive coal producing method of fire making, like the hand drill or bow drill, as well as more modern methods, like steel and flint, Ferrocerium Rods, matches and lighters. Here is what I did . . . . Supplies: 1. Begin by placing the char cloth into the center of the jute tinder nest. Next begin wrapping the tinder with thin strips of birch bark. Carefully dip half of the wrapped bundle into the wax to seal the bark in place. When you are ready to use your fire starter (this was done on a rainy day, on cold wet pavement, in late October, in Northeast Wisconsin), simply cut it in half, pull out the tinder nest from the inside, expose the char cloth and you are ready to go. E-mail your comments to "Joshua Stuck " at firstname.lastname@example.org PrimitiveWays Home Page
army/field manuals Storyboard: How to Survive the Next Disaster | Magazine (Build 20110318052756) Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?Photo: pasukaru76/Flickr/Creative Commons Disaster will strike: It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when — so you’d better get ready. “Being prepared is a civic duty,” he says. [dewplayer: Best communication device? You can bet Pred knows his stuff. He’s also got a book coming out in June called Show Me How to Survive, an illustrated guide to not dying. If the podcast just isn’t enough for you, check out these links to some of Pred’s favorite disaster-related sites: Plan your go-bag with tips from 72hours.org.Make a safety map to keep in touch with loved ones.Learn all you need to know about ham radio.Calm your radiation paranoia with xkcd‘s radiation dose chart and the banana equivalent dose. Photo: pasukaru76/Flickr
BASIC LIST OF SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR LONG TERM SURVIVAL Some people are saying we should prepare for at least 7 days, but the way things go after a hurricane, tornado, floods, loss of electricity and the fact that these disasters will continue and perhaps even get worse in coming years according to trends, one week is not enough. Some have said 7 years, but that seems too long so do what you can. Be sure to use the older stocked goods first and replace them with new. Otherwise you will end up with all old food you might not even want to eat. Always check canned tomatoes for spoilage, as even in the can they can spoil. 1. Homeland Security recommends 7 days for survival, but in recent years, some people don't have electricity or heat for up to 3 weeks, so to be really safe - plan for at least 3 weeks. 2. Note: I have received arguments that boiling for longer than 5 minutes will just waste good water, but 15 minutes is safer to kill Cryptospiridium. 3. Wheat - 300 lbs. Rice - 100 lbs. Beans, Peas, Lentils, 50 lbs. each Honey or Sugar - 60 lbs.
Moving Toward Self Sufficiency: A Beginners Guide - Preparing for shtf There are certain skills and knowledge that you would not use until disaster strikes, but on the other hand, there are things that can be and should be done before disaster does strike. One of those things that should be ongoing is gardening. Keep in mind during a crisis you will not be able to run to the nearest home and garden center. You will need the skills, tools and materials for gardening well before something happens. Prepping is not just about stockpiling supplies, it is also about gathering the tools, materials and equipment to sustain life for an extended period. This means that at some point you must have the ability to produce your own food. Begin Now Planning For Tomorrow The essentials for gardening are good soil or some other form of growing medium, quality seeds, and nutrients, certain tools, materials and patience. You can of course if you have the space raise food that can be used for bartering/trading when the SHTF. Results Are Not Overnight What to Grow Composting Water
Snares And Traps Disclaimer: Traps are presented for information purposes only, they are dangerous, some lethally so. Using them is also illegal in all likelihood. Don't use them except in a survival situation. SPRING SNARE: Game running through the snare disengages the trigger bar,and the prey is flung off the ground. BAITED SNARE: Construct as for spring snare but using the release mechanism shown. LEG SNARE : Push a natural fork or two sticks tied together into the ground. PLATFORM TRAP: Site over a small depression on the game trail. FIGURE 4 DEADFALL : A simple and effective deadfall trap, can be made to any size. TRIPWIRE DEADFALL : A heavy log is suspended over a busy game trail, trips the wire and pulls a retaining bar from under two short pegs secured in a tree trunk. SPEAR DEADFALL : Same as tripwire deadfall but utilizing rocks to add weight and sharpened sticks to add trauma to the crushing blow.