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Hello. I'm a military special operations veteran, former law enforcement officer and SWAT team commander, tactical trainer and a lifelong preparedness and survival guy. I have a very unique network of tier 1 special mission unit veterans from CAG, DEVGRU, intel, and other military special operations units, and we provide real training, live 1 on 1 coaching and instruction that everyone who is truly serious about survival and preparedness could benefit from, and at a cost everyone can actually afford. We also provide some excellent self-paced online training courses and illustrated training manuals.

It's both amazing and alarming how many people I see everyday that "prep" but never, or rarely ever, do any type of training, realistic or otherwise. There are entire families that prep and have plenty of firearms, but never actually train together with anything but paper targets on a static range environment; and yet, they plan to somehow safely, effectively and dynamically defend their homestead and all their hard earned preps against a "horde." Likewise, those whose plan is to bug out to the woods on foot with their BOB, but have never carried a loaded ruck for any distance let alone live out of one. PLEASE don't be those people. Find some quality training somewhere - anywhere - and take advantage of it, in addition to all of your other preparedness activities.
 

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Actually, what we frown on is people who are here solely to promote themselves. If your intent is to participate, then welcome. And you can put a link to your business in your tag line.

You have signed up for the free part, but you may also upgrade and discuss it all you wish. We do have people who not only promote their business when they upgrade, but also engage in conversation. That lets members know if you know what you're talking about, and you also become part of the community.
 

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Actually, what we frown on is people who are here solely to promote themselves. If your intent is to participate, then welcome. And you can put a link to your business in your tag line.

You have signed up for the free part, but you may also upgrade and discuss it all you wish. We do have people who not only promote their business when they upgrade, but also engage in conversation. That lets members know if you know what you're talking about, and you also become part of the community.

Thank you for that warm welcome and permission to include a link. If I don't post a lot, understand that I don't post for the sake of frivolous posting, or insert myself into random "what if" conversations, unless there is a worthwhile conversation for which I can add some meaningful input or answer a relevant question. Perhaps visit the website when you have some time.
 

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Likewise, those whose plan is to bug out to the woods on foot with their BOB, but have never carried a loaded ruck for any distance let alone live out of one. PLEASE don't be those people. Find some quality training somewhere and take advantage of it, in addition to all of your other preparedness activities.
Due to my personal background, I am only going to comment on the quoted section, as I know that unless one is in an underground missile silo, or an abandoned military base embedded in a mountain, their location will definitely be breached.

Let me 1st begin by saying thank you for your service, devotion, & sacrifice for our country.

I totally agree with you that the vast majority of those that plan to "bug out" & venture into the wilderness are in for a horrible surprise, followed by a funeral. With that said, your mentioning carrying a loaded ruck sack for long distances is most curious. The military personnel that I have taught Bushcraft and wilderness survival to were carrying triple the Base Weight that I was schlepping, some even quadruple. At the end of the day, I was able to procure more water, forage more food, had a significantly warmer dryer shelter, and had consumed a fraction of the calories needed to achieve this compared to those I was instructing. I should also note that I was able to get more sleep too.

From what I have read of each of your members bio, you have had more extensive & specialize military training than I have, but wilderness survival is a different animal, of which I have over 40 years' experience, including a month's solo adventure, in the snow in the Catskill Mountains in December.

On the other hand, the tips your team could provide for those trying to hunker in, may truly benefit many here on this website. Those trying to bug out, well tbh, 90% + of them are going to have a harsh awakening, as it takes many years to hone those talents, a lot more than a 21 day SERE course.
 

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Due to my personal background, I am only going to comment on the quoted section, as I know that unless one is in an underground missile silo, or an abandoned military base embedded in a mountain, their location will definitely be breached.

Let me 1st begin by saying thank you for your service, devotion, & sacrifice for our country.

I totally agree with you that the vast majority of those that plan to "bug out" & venture into the wilderness are in for a horrible surprise, followed by a funeral. With that said, your mentioning carrying a loaded ruck sack for long distances is most curious. The military personnel that I have taught Bushcraft and wilderness survival to were carrying triple the Base Weight that I was schlepping, some even quadruple. At the end of the day, I was able to procure more water, forage more food, had a significantly warmer dryer shelter, and had consumed a fraction of the calories needed to achieve this compared to those I was instructing. I should also note that I was able to get more sleep too.

From what I have read of each of your members bio, you have had more extensive & specialize military training than I have, but wilderness survival is a different animal, of which I have over 40 years' experience, including a month's solo adventure, in the snow in the Catskill Mountains in December.

On the other hand, the tips your team could provide for those trying to hunker in, may truly benefit many here on this website. Those trying to bug out, well tbh, 90% + of them are going to have a harsh awakening, as it takes many years to hone those talents, a lot more than a 21 day SERE course.
It does indeed. Thank you for the welcome. It sounds like you have a great deal of wilderness experience. That's fantastic. It's a shame more don't. I don't think you quite fully understand the extent of the experience of the instructors, though, but certainly no one is looking to step on anyone's toes or turf. The instructor bios are intentionally quite under-stated.

One important point to keep in mind, however, is that simply surviving in the backcountry by choice, or having any kind of encampment for more than 12 to 24 hours, is a considerably different experience in peace time than doing it when two legged varmints are also actively hunting you (and vice-versa). We're pretty good in that department. I'm sure you would agree it's certainly much easier to gather food, water, and sleep soundly when you don't have to worry about maintaining 360 degree security 24/7; and, loads are certainly much lighter and more casual when you don't need to also carry weapons, ammo, comms and related gear and equipment.

In a real catastrophic or true SHTF type event in which folks are scrambling to survive anywhere and any how they can, in an urban environment or in the backcountry, additional skill sets are necessitated beyond just general survival. Anyone casually gathering food and water, remaining stationary, or soundly sleeping can quickly find themselves victims. Of course, it can be said that much of that already applies to many third world countries. Or New Orleans after Katrina...

I would definitely say more than 90% are in for a harsh awakening.

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Welcome.
I don't plan on leaving the farm.
I'm not a high speed low drag Oakley wearing operator, just an old soldier with one three year enlistment. Vietnam kinda soured me on that as a career.
 

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Welcome.
I don't plan on leaving the farm.
I'm not a high speed low drag Oakley wearing operator, just an old soldier with one three year enlistment. Vietnam kinda soured me on that as a career.
Understandable. Thanks for the welcome, and I don't really like fancy shades all that much either. Thank you for your service to our country, there certainly weren't enough thank yous offered in the past.
 

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Thanks for all who Served in the military. They tried to get me to go to Nam back during the early 70s but the guvment kept sending student deferrments and finally the forunate lucky lotto ball drawing for 20 year olds in around 71. Good thing since fat boys who sweat a lot dont do good in tropical forests.
 
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