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I have some personal & observed experience. I'd like to share with others & save people some headaches.

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What is in store for America’s possible future?

What is in store for America’s possible future?

To answer this we must look to the past to learn that the concepts in the US constitution (and recognition of rights) started hundreds of years before the Declaration of Independence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG2POwIwA8E&t=13s Most of us instinctively know things are not as they should be, but lack the know how & peaceful solutions. Fist lets analyze the alternative. Below is a link to a playlist that give the plausibility of facing the military, next is a few sour

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Bushcraft & Bags

Bushcraft & Bags

I’d like to point out some things, and maybe even clear some concepts up.   Bushcraft, is it needed in militia training? Very little. Bushcraft, is it a useful thing to know in general? Yes.   While some aspects of bushcrafting are useful, and can be cross skilled, it is a waste of training time in my opinion. Escape and evade training is the most I would look at. If an individual or small group has to rely on bushcraft alone for survival, a series many things have gone

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Gear Standardization

Gear Standardization

What to standardize will depend on each organization. I would recommend that the higher you go in an organization, the less control thy have over an individual. Because at the end of the day the doers know what they need on a specific mission. Avoid paralysis by analysis.     Here are some examples of standardization guidance at different levels;   State: 5.56 for primary, 9mm for secondary, & have 500 of each   Company: AR with 30 round pmag, Glock with 1

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Proficiencies

Proficiencies

I break these down into 3 main groups;   “Individual Ability” this one is pretty basic info and I don't think it needs a deep dive. Name, rank, attendance, fitness, and standardization. Standardization can be its own blog later on.   Next is “Readiness”, this allows you to judge who is capable of going on the mission. Most of this has already been hit on in the ‘Logistics’ blog. In short, you are not part of big daddy government. When your food & supplies run out, you’re

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Roles/Responsibility or Rank?

Roles/Responsibility or Rank?

This seems to be the crux of an organization. Since Bob has X ability shouldnt he have rank? No, no he should not.   Let me explain; As stated previously, ranks are an organizational and communications tool. Throwing rank at folks because of a niche ability (although kind and well intentioned) is not helping. If someone has a useful or specialty skill allow them to operate in that role, it doesn't mean they need a higher rank.   For example; Bill joins the militia

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Growing You’re Ranks

Growing You’re Ranks

You chose ranks, and now have an idea of how they differ from the military. Time for the next considerations.   In my experience some groups do it backwards when starting out. They’re the general, they get some friends and they’re colonels, and then the lower ranks trickle in. please don’t do this.   Start with the small ranks and move up (refer to the pic above). Battle Buddy Teams are important (thanks to General Marshal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjvBhiJwj8However; I

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How To Use Ranks; military v militia

How To Use Ranks; military v militia

Yay! You’ve chosen a rank system, now what?   Now may be the time to take a look at what role a rank plays in your organization.   In the military rank is used for organization, but so much more is connected with it. Pay is a big one, status another, proficiency… eh, you’d be surprised.   Rank in the militia is a tool for organization and purpose. Unlike the military, rank should be much more fluid meaning; John is a Captain and has been here over 3 years. A life ev

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Mission, Purpose, & Asking Questions

Mission, Purpose, & Asking Questions

If you like wasting time & money, this post is not for you   In general, most people I talk to do not have a purpose for their gear, guns, preps, or logistics. Most of the time I think its due to lack of experience in a given subject & they end up not having a reference point of what to do & not to do. A good example of this is the detail of a question when asking for advice, or realistic expectations. poor example; I'm looking for a flashlight, any suggestions?

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Why a Chestrig?

Why a Chestrig?

When used in conjunction with a plate carrier it will save you money because you have a dual purpose item. unclip it from the carrier & snap a harness (or compatible bag) and you're in business. most harnesses are easy enough to throw in a bag or dangle pouch, so if you need to drop weight in a crap scenario you can shed your carrier while maintaining the ability to fight. If you're up where it gets cold you can wear your carrier on the inside of your racket & throw the chest rig on

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Choosing a Rank System

Choosing a Rank System

Many people have really neat ideas when it comes to rank, others want to go strictly military.   Before choosing, I would like to point out that (preferably) militias will be working along side LEOs (law enforcement officers) and the military.   To keep this short and sweet the picture above illustrates what the usual ranks are for LEOs. The army is familiar with all of these ranks, but LEOs are not familiar with all of the amy’s. (the army’s private first class is used in

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BOVs, Logistic Movment, & Seting Up

BOVs, Logistic Movment, & Seting Up

Even though I'm using the term BOV (bug out vehicle), I'm not going to be referencing a BOL (bug out location). This is more for mid-long term mobilization & deployment for a group. Militia's are generally lacking after the 72 hour mark, & my input has been that the individual needs a 1 year supply of food/water & a way to move it. It may be up to the leaders to dictate how much to take & what items to bring in the initial phase of deployment (like helping out in a natural d

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