Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bugging out by Vehicle Part 1


Dual Battery Systems
When operating in the outback each battery should be used individually on a daily basis.
When making camp for the night the appropriate drill should be used to ensure that the
alternate battery is fully charged and will start the vehicle in the morning. The battery used for
overnight use [refrigerator, etc.] may go flat.

Fuel
Long-range fuel tanks are an excellent idea but make sure yours is fitted in the approximate
centre of the vehicle between the chassis rails. Use the rear tank first to equalise load. If you
do not have a long-range tank then 20 litre jerry cans are an excellent method of carrying fuel.
If you carry jerry cans make sure they are metal or designed to carry fuel and use tie wire on
all caps to prevent spillage.

Water
Allow 4 to 5 litres of drinking water for each person per day while travelling. If you have a
built in water tank fitted with an external tap it should be fitted with a tap guard and the tap
itself lock-wired when moving.

Emergency PackEnough spare food, water and blankets should be included to allow for any unforeseen delays.
Emergency rations should last at least three days on top of your planned trip. A three-day
emergency pack for each person should consist of –
• 6 ready to eat meals
• 4 litres of water
• Emergency blanket

Vehicle Loading
The loading of the vehicle is critical and the vehicle's centre of gravity kept as low as possible
always. Get in the habit of checking levels whenever you are in the vehicle.

Bugging out by Vehicle Part 1


Dual Battery Systems
When operating in the outback each battery should be used individually on a daily basis.
When making camp for the night the appropriate drill should be used to ensure that the
alternate battery is fully charged and will start the vehicle in the morning. The battery used for
overnight use [refrigerator, etc.] may go flat.

Fuel
Long-range fuel tanks are an excellent idea but make sure yours is fitted in the approximate
centre of the vehicle between the chassis rails. Use the rear tank first to equalise load. If you
do not have a long-range tank then 20 litre jerry cans are an excellent method of carrying fuel.
If you carry jerry cans make sure they are metal or designed to carry fuel and use tie wire on
all caps to prevent spillage.

Water
Allow 4 to 5 litres of drinking water for each person per day while travelling. If you have a
built in water tank fitted with an external tap it should be fitted with a tap guard and the tap
itself lock-wired when moving.

Emergency PackEnough spare food, water and blankets should be included to allow for any unforeseen delays.
Emergency rations should last at least three days on top of your planned trip. A three-day
emergency pack for each person should consist of –
• 6 ready to eat meals
• 4 litres of water
• Emergency blanket

Vehicle Loading
The loading of the vehicle is critical and the vehicle's centre of gravity kept as low as possible
always. Get in the habit of checking levels whenever you are in the vehicle.

Downtime

Sorry for the downtime. I had to adjust some security settings, my fault everything is good now. Surf On.

Downtime

Sorry for the downtime. I had to adjust some security settings, my fault everything is good now. Surf On.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Drobo Mini

I have been a huge fan of Drobo products. I have 3 right now. A Gen1 and i8000's and now they have released the mini Drobo. The review is here.
http://onemansblog.com/2013/01/27/drobo-mini-review/



Drobo Mini

I have been a huge fan of Drobo products. I have 3 right now. A Gen1 and i8000's and now they have released the mini Drobo. The review is here.
http://onemansblog.com/2013/01/27/drobo-mini-review/



Survival by Keeping Information in Control


All great detectives solve crimes by applying deductive reasoning to the clues of the case. Certainly crime-scene evidence and eye-witnesses are of great importance in police work but when one examines the reality of criminal investigations it becomes apparent that without informants, "rats", and confessions the vast majority of crimes would go unsolved.

Police routinely offer cash rewards and set up "hotlines" to entice the acquaintances of criminals to come forward. Once police have a suspect in mind they will attempt to interrogate everyone around him, friends, co-workers, family members. With the use of threats, lies and deceit the police are usually successful in extracting information from these sources. Friends and co-workers will be told that they have been implicated in the crime by the suspect and will be charged along with him unless they tell their side of the story. Family member will be told that the suspect has confessed or that evidence proving his guilt exists and that the police want to act in his "best interests" and the testimony of family members would allow him to "get the help he needs". The suspect’s spouse or intimate partner will be told that during the course of their investigation the police have discovered evidence of the suspect’s infidelity in an attempt to break the unique protective feelings developed in an intimate relationship.

Control of information thus becomes the most vital element in the security of our movement. Information is more valuable than any material resource, it can make you rich or it can send you to the gallows. Even the slightest leak can provide investigators a new lead and they are tenacious especially when confronted with a difficult case. We must assure that no piece of information, no matter how seemingly irrelevant, is transformed from our secret into a law-enforcement resource. How can secrets be kept? How can information be controlled? Ben Franklin once said "Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead!"… this is a realistic assessment. We all have our own secrets, a dark deed committed alone, a childhood indiscretion, or a act of foolishness in our past which we shall never reveal to the world. These personal secrets are given a level of protection by us that can never be equaled by the swearing and blood-oaths which protect communal secrets. The truth will come out eventually in nearly every case, the best we can do for our communal secrets is to prolong their revelation for as long as possible. Here are some points to consider in the control of information.

- Share no secret which does not have to be shared. In military terminology this is referred to as the "need to know" and is applied so that each individual is given only enough information to perform the mission required.

- Use "disinformation" in order to confuse and deceive.

- Don't discuss your beliefs in violent action with anyone who is not directly involved in our struggle. Always adhere to non-violence in public.

- When in doubt keep your mouth closed. "It's better to make people think you are ignorant then opening your mouth and remove all doubt"



Survival by Keeping Information in Control


All great detectives solve crimes by applying deductive reasoning to the clues of the case. Certainly crime-scene evidence and eye-witnesses are of great importance in police work but when one examines the reality of criminal investigations it becomes apparent that without informants, "rats", and confessions the vast majority of crimes would go unsolved.

Police routinely offer cash rewards and set up "hotlines" to entice the acquaintances of criminals to come forward. Once police have a suspect in mind they will attempt to interrogate everyone around him, friends, co-workers, family members. With the use of threats, lies and deceit the police are usually successful in extracting information from these sources. Friends and co-workers will be told that they have been implicated in the crime by the suspect and will be charged along with him unless they tell their side of the story. Family member will be told that the suspect has confessed or that evidence proving his guilt exists and that the police want to act in his "best interests" and the testimony of family members would allow him to "get the help he needs". The suspect’s spouse or intimate partner will be told that during the course of their investigation the police have discovered evidence of the suspect’s infidelity in an attempt to break the unique protective feelings developed in an intimate relationship.

Control of information thus becomes the most vital element in the security of our movement. Information is more valuable than any material resource, it can make you rich or it can send you to the gallows. Even the slightest leak can provide investigators a new lead and they are tenacious especially when confronted with a difficult case. We must assure that no piece of information, no matter how seemingly irrelevant, is transformed from our secret into a law-enforcement resource. How can secrets be kept? How can information be controlled? Ben Franklin once said "Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead!"… this is a realistic assessment. We all have our own secrets, a dark deed committed alone, a childhood indiscretion, or a act of foolishness in our past which we shall never reveal to the world. These personal secrets are given a level of protection by us that can never be equaled by the swearing and blood-oaths which protect communal secrets. The truth will come out eventually in nearly every case, the best we can do for our communal secrets is to prolong their revelation for as long as possible. Here are some points to consider in the control of information.

- Share no secret which does not have to be shared. In military terminology this is referred to as the "need to know" and is applied so that each individual is given only enough information to perform the mission required.

- Use "disinformation" in order to confuse and deceive.

- Don't discuss your beliefs in violent action with anyone who is not directly involved in our struggle. Always adhere to non-violence in public.

- When in doubt keep your mouth closed. "It's better to make people think you are ignorant then opening your mouth and remove all doubt"



Friday, April 12, 2013

It Finally Came.. Gamo!


Received my Gamo Silent Stalker Air Rifle with IGT, Whisper Technology, 3-9X50 Scope and PBA Platinum Pellets .177 Caliber Today. I must say I love this Air Rifle. It has a lot more power than I was thinking it would have.

Also it lives up to its 1300 fps, my chronograph read 1300-1250 with the Gamo Platinum Ammo. I also purchased the Multi-use Pellet Pack. I plan on giving them each a few runs through it Sunday.
I really suggest finding your right ammo that works the best for your gun and range preferences it will be worth it's weight in gold.

This setup has my gold standard stamp of approval on it, which doesn't mean much but it works for me.

It Finally Came.. Gamo!


Received my Gamo Silent Stalker Air Rifle with IGT, Whisper Technology, 3-9X50 Scope and PBA Platinum Pellets .177 Caliber Today. I must say I love this Air Rifle. It has a lot more power than I was thinking it would have.

Also it lives up to its 1300 fps, my chronograph read 1300-1250 with the Gamo Platinum Ammo. I also purchased the Multi-use Pellet Pack. I plan on giving them each a few runs through it Sunday.
I really suggest finding your right ammo that works the best for your gun and range preferences it will be worth it's weight in gold.

This setup has my gold standard stamp of approval on it, which doesn't mean much but it works for me.

Self Defense without Firearms



Bows and Crossbows

The bow is among the oldest weapons in the world and even the latest, high-tech bows use the same basic principles of the earliest bows. The idea is to silently deliver lethal force at a distance by using elastic energy to propel an arrow at the target. Modern bows are capable of reasonable accuracy and power but require a fair amount of practice to become proficient. Modern crossbows on the other hand, require less training, (they are aimed and fired much like a rifle) are more powerful and are more accurate than bows.

Bows and crossbows can only serve one purpose to and that is assassination. These weapons are capable of operation so quiet it would make a professional, machine shop silencer envious. The killing range of these weapons is quite limited and accuracy is a problem. 50 yards is the absolute maximum effective range but I would suggest less than half that for practical purposes. Hunting tipped arrow or bolts must be used for assassination work, target tips will not produce sufficient penetration. A clean shot to the heart will be necessary to ensure fatality, even a razor tipped arrow can't be counted on to make penetration with a head-shot. Firing a bow or crossbow at a target wearing heavy clothing or who is behind vehicle or building window glass will greatly reduce your chances of success.

A great deal of planing must be used to make the use of bow or crossbow for selective assassination a success. Reloading time is rather slow (faster for bows than crossbows) so a follow up shot probably won't be a possibility… you've got to make your shot count. You will have to make your shot from fairly close range, somewhat like a Silenced .22 LR Rifle.

The large size of arrows and bolts produce a number of possibilities for modified ammunition including poison-filled hypodermic, incendiary or explosive. The use of modified ammunition will greatly increase the versatility of these weapons.


Notes:

  • Choose a bow with at least a 75 Pound draw weight
  • Choose a crossbow with at least a 175 Pound draw weight
  • Select weapons with flat black or camouflage stocks and limbs.
  • Hunting tips must be used for selective protection.
  • Optical sights will increase crossbow accuracy.
  • Modified ammunition will increase the versatility of these weapons.


Air Guns + Slingshots

Pellet guns, BB guns and slingshot are all useful for certain acts of vandalism and sabotage. These types of weapons are widely available and are unlikely to be banned by even the most repressive governments.

Weapons that can be used at a distance with little noise.

Air rifles can be modified to fire poisoned darts or pellets. Only powerful toxins, such as ricin, should be considered for this application. See the poisons section for instructions on producing appropriate toxins.


Knives or Other Close Combat Weapons

A heavy bladed knife with at least a 5" blade is an absolutely essential and universally available tool. You may choose either a single or double-edged blade, according to your preference but be sure its sharp and tough.

When using a knife for sentry removal or selective assassination, approach the target from behind, grab his face and tilt it back. Simultaneously stab the knife into the side of his neck and push in forward. This will sever the arteries and wind pipe. Don't attempt to slash across the throat as this is a more awkward motion and is much less effective. A stabbing wound to a kidney is also very effective but may leave the target able to make quite a scene before dying. Approach the target from behind, grab the shoulder with one hand and stab the knife into the kidney area as deep as it will go with the other hand. Turn the knife sharply it and rip it out. This will leave an wound which will be nearly impossible to close.

The US Army FM 21-150 offers several sentry removal techniques with the combat knife. These two are the most suitable for selective assassination:

Kidney Stab, Throat Cut:

This technique relies on a stab to the kidney to induce immediate shock. The kidney is relatively accessible and by inducing shock with such a stab, the operative has the time to cut the target's throat. The operative completes his stalk and stabs the kidney by pulling the target's balance backward and downward and inserts the knife upward against his weight. The target will possibly gasp at this point, but shock immediately follows. By using the target's body weight that is falling downward and turning, the operative executes a cut across the front of the throat. This completely severs the trachea and carotid arteries.


Nose Pinch, Mouth Grab, Throat Cut:

In this technique, completely pinch off the target's mouth and nose to prevent any outcry. Then cut his throat or stab his subclavian artery. The danger with this technique is that the target can resist until he is killed, although he cannot make a sound.

 If it is necessary to strike the target from the front or if you are in a self-defense situation, keep the knife out of view until you plunge it into the enemy. Use a backhand grip and hide the knife behind your wrist. At the last instant flip it to a front grip and thrust it upwards dead-center into the solar plexus. Pull it down and turn it as you rip it out. The target's guts will spill out along with copious amounts of blood. He will make very little sound if any but you will be soaked with blood.

An ice pick or a similar thrust-only type weapon can be used to produce wounds which will bleed much less than those inflicted by a knife. This is a definite advantage for selective assassination where the operative must make a getaway without being spotted with blood-soaked clothes. The wounds are, however, not nearly as lethal as those produced by a knife. The kidney attack can be made with an ice pick but a direct thrust into the heart or brain will be more likely to produce a fatal wound.

A hammer can be used to produce lethal injuries silently and almost completely bloodlessly. A very hard blow to the head with a standard claw-hammer its almost certain to kill, a follow up blow or two will certainly do the trick. Again an attack from behind will be most effective, strike as hard as you can.

A thin length of strong rope, cod, or even a belt can be used to make a garrote which can be used from behind for silent and bloodless killing. Loops or handles are often added to the garrote in order to increase the effectiveness of the attack. Surprise is absolutely imperative when using one of these weapons.

The following technique is also form the US Army FM 21-150:

The Garrote:

In this technique, use a length of wire, cord, rope, or webbed belt to destroy a target. The operative carefully stalks the target from behind with the garrote ready The garrote is looped over the target's head across the throat and the operative forcefully pulls the target backward as he turns his own body to place his hips in low against the hips of the target. The target's balance is already taken at this point, and the garrote becomes crossed around the target's throat when the turn is made. The target is thrown over the operative's shoulder and killed by strangling or breaking his neck.

This is for informational purposes only.

Self Defense without Firearms



Bows and Crossbows

The bow is among the oldest weapons in the world and even the latest, high-tech bows use the same basic principles of the earliest bows. The idea is to silently deliver lethal force at a distance by using elastic energy to propel an arrow at the target. Modern bows are capable of reasonable accuracy and power but require a fair amount of practice to become proficient. Modern crossbows on the other hand, require less training, (they are aimed and fired much like a rifle) are more powerful and are more accurate than bows.

Bows and crossbows can only serve one purpose to and that is assassination. These weapons are capable of operation so quiet it would make a professional, machine shop silencer envious. The killing range of these weapons is quite limited and accuracy is a problem. 50 yards is the absolute maximum effective range but I would suggest less than half that for practical purposes. Hunting tipped arrow or bolts must be used for assassination work, target tips will not produce sufficient penetration. A clean shot to the heart will be necessary to ensure fatality, even a razor tipped arrow can't be counted on to make penetration with a head-shot. Firing a bow or crossbow at a target wearing heavy clothing or who is behind vehicle or building window glass will greatly reduce your chances of success.

A great deal of planing must be used to make the use of bow or crossbow for selective assassination a success. Reloading time is rather slow (faster for bows than crossbows) so a follow up shot probably won't be a possibility… you've got to make your shot count. You will have to make your shot from fairly close range, somewhat like a Silenced .22 LR Rifle.

The large size of arrows and bolts produce a number of possibilities for modified ammunition including poison-filled hypodermic, incendiary or explosive. The use of modified ammunition will greatly increase the versatility of these weapons.


Notes:

  • Choose a bow with at least a 75 Pound draw weight
  • Choose a crossbow with at least a 175 Pound draw weight
  • Select weapons with flat black or camouflage stocks and limbs.
  • Hunting tips must be used for selective protection.
  • Optical sights will increase crossbow accuracy.
  • Modified ammunition will increase the versatility of these weapons.


Air Guns + Slingshots

Pellet guns, BB guns and slingshot are all useful for certain acts of vandalism and sabotage. These types of weapons are widely available and are unlikely to be banned by even the most repressive governments.

Weapons that can be used at a distance with little noise.

Air rifles can be modified to fire poisoned darts or pellets. Only powerful toxins, such as ricin, should be considered for this application. See the poisons section for instructions on producing appropriate toxins.


Knives or Other Close Combat Weapons

A heavy bladed knife with at least a 5" blade is an absolutely essential and universally available tool. You may choose either a single or double-edged blade, according to your preference but be sure its sharp and tough.

When using a knife for sentry removal or selective assassination, approach the target from behind, grab his face and tilt it back. Simultaneously stab the knife into the side of his neck and push in forward. This will sever the arteries and wind pipe. Don't attempt to slash across the throat as this is a more awkward motion and is much less effective. A stabbing wound to a kidney is also very effective but may leave the target able to make quite a scene before dying. Approach the target from behind, grab the shoulder with one hand and stab the knife into the kidney area as deep as it will go with the other hand. Turn the knife sharply it and rip it out. This will leave an wound which will be nearly impossible to close.

The US Army FM 21-150 offers several sentry removal techniques with the combat knife. These two are the most suitable for selective assassination:

Kidney Stab, Throat Cut:

This technique relies on a stab to the kidney to induce immediate shock. The kidney is relatively accessible and by inducing shock with such a stab, the operative has the time to cut the target's throat. The operative completes his stalk and stabs the kidney by pulling the target's balance backward and downward and inserts the knife upward against his weight. The target will possibly gasp at this point, but shock immediately follows. By using the target's body weight that is falling downward and turning, the operative executes a cut across the front of the throat. This completely severs the trachea and carotid arteries.


Nose Pinch, Mouth Grab, Throat Cut:

In this technique, completely pinch off the target's mouth and nose to prevent any outcry. Then cut his throat or stab his subclavian artery. The danger with this technique is that the target can resist until he is killed, although he cannot make a sound.

 If it is necessary to strike the target from the front or if you are in a self-defense situation, keep the knife out of view until you plunge it into the enemy. Use a backhand grip and hide the knife behind your wrist. At the last instant flip it to a front grip and thrust it upwards dead-center into the solar plexus. Pull it down and turn it as you rip it out. The target's guts will spill out along with copious amounts of blood. He will make very little sound if any but you will be soaked with blood.

An ice pick or a similar thrust-only type weapon can be used to produce wounds which will bleed much less than those inflicted by a knife. This is a definite advantage for selective assassination where the operative must make a getaway without being spotted with blood-soaked clothes. The wounds are, however, not nearly as lethal as those produced by a knife. The kidney attack can be made with an ice pick but a direct thrust into the heart or brain will be more likely to produce a fatal wound.

A hammer can be used to produce lethal injuries silently and almost completely bloodlessly. A very hard blow to the head with a standard claw-hammer its almost certain to kill, a follow up blow or two will certainly do the trick. Again an attack from behind will be most effective, strike as hard as you can.

A thin length of strong rope, cod, or even a belt can be used to make a garrote which can be used from behind for silent and bloodless killing. Loops or handles are often added to the garrote in order to increase the effectiveness of the attack. Surprise is absolutely imperative when using one of these weapons.

The following technique is also form the US Army FM 21-150:

The Garrote:

In this technique, use a length of wire, cord, rope, or webbed belt to destroy a target. The operative carefully stalks the target from behind with the garrote ready The garrote is looped over the target's head across the throat and the operative forcefully pulls the target backward as he turns his own body to place his hips in low against the hips of the target. The target's balance is already taken at this point, and the garrote becomes crossed around the target's throat when the turn is made. The target is thrown over the operative's shoulder and killed by strangling or breaking his neck.

This is for informational purposes only.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring is Coming but the Pollen Beat It

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have had a lot projects that have been taking up my time.
 I am sad to say today though I have to say good bye to a loved one. My Grandmother Stephenson's sister, Ms. Evelyn Lee. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She was always giving and never asking for anything in return. She also never married but she was always visiting the family at Sunday lunch. So Aunt Evelyn say hi to Grandpa and Grandma for me. You will be missed and I love you.

Miss Lee was born August 24, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Rufus and Mollie Ryals Lee. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Claudia Stephenson; and brothers, Worth Lee and Bobby Lee. Miss Lee was the office manager for Benton Card Company and was a member of Benson Baptist Church. She also operated Bill’s Frame Shop in Benson.

Spring is Coming but the Pollen Beat It

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything. I have had a lot projects that have been taking up my time.
 I am sad to say today though I have to say good bye to a loved one. My Grandmother Stephenson's sister, Ms. Evelyn Lee. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She was always giving and never asking for anything in return. She also never married but she was always visiting the family at Sunday lunch. So Aunt Evelyn say hi to Grandpa and Grandma for me. You will be missed and I love you.

Miss Lee was born August 24, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Rufus and Mollie Ryals Lee. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Claudia Stephenson; and brothers, Worth Lee and Bobby Lee. Miss Lee was the office manager for Benton Card Company and was a member of Benson Baptist Church. She also operated Bill’s Frame Shop in Benson.