Saturday, June 11, 2016

American Homeguard & Paramilitary Survivalism

Ok now I wrote the Anti-Terrorist Handbook, available here at Shadow Warrior Publishing. You've no doubt noticed my Interview with High Ranking Member of the Militia Movement and the recommendation to work with the militia to learn basic military skills and get "tactical" Paramilitary Training for low cost, no cost other then supplying your own gear which you have to do at most tactical schools anyway...

Now since the American Homeguard Anti-Terrorist Handbook has the name of TM 725-15 some idiots have taken to claiming I intended to pass it off as a real military manual. This is just Bull Shit... yes, I blatantly called it Bull Shit, not BS. Here is why, who has heard of the American Homeguard branch of the military. They aren't at the VA, they aren't in any Veterans Parades. The fact is, there is no American Homeguard... The name Homeguard comes from the old British World War II Civil Defense Pamphlets which advised British citizens form Homeguard units... So, the British term Homeguard was basically just a term for Militia. There is a pretty interesting story behind this... If you are Interested. Now the Militia, as a separate defensive force to protect the nation made up of civilian volunteers. Was put forward in the book How to Reform the Army by Tom Wintringham in 1939. This name was chosen by Ashida Kim, Dojo Press was my publisher at the time, since my idea for a title was simply The Anti-Terrorist Handbook and Ashida saw it as something written to target the Militia & Survivalist Community (which is was). The American Homeguard is whatever one wants it to be and they don't exactly have to call themselves that, use the term militia and form a militia. However, the book is written to provide basic skills, camouflage, hand-to-hand combatives, firearms training, individual and small teams tactics, herbal medicine, survival and first aid training.

If you are a "lone wolf" it covers basic concepts of how to move and work as a team. If you are a team, it covers how the manage one's group, organize it under a system paramilitary command structure. So if you find an Individual or a Smaller Group you bring something in the way of basic skills and a simple formation of team work. But, now comes the ten million dollar question... Why?

The Answer... Because I believe in Paramilitary Survivalism... Yes, I think a "Prepper" should be a Survivalist and focus on military or paramilitary skills and training and yes, I think that should include martial arts training. The old school Survivalist mentality of being paramilitary, guys who had weapons and gear stashed away for then the Soviets invaded in some Red Dawn scenario. Why? Because if you can handle Red Dawn you can handle Deliverance. Don't know about Wrong Turn though, be safer to just stay out of West Virginia. Or watch Appalachian Outlaws, yes we do have idiots who idiots who would make a bomb and throw it in someone's house or run around and play Doc Holiday with an AR15. So lets cover the basic kit for the Paramilitary Survivalist.

First off, lets start with the Trench Coat... Gotta have a trench coat cause its tacti-cool, right? No... But a trench is cool, you can use it as shelter, lean-tos and such. Ninja Video that shows something similar used with Kimonos. So any long coat that comes to about your knees is a good thing. An btw this is why Mountain Men were the long bear skin coats and cowboys wore Dusters.

Concept about 8 minutes into the video, but has some cool field craft information for you guys...

Secondly it covers your kit, your gear. Wear as much of your kit as possible, this kits your hands free and why I suggest LBEs, LBVs and tactical vests for preppers and survivalists.
Now this is an example of a basic LBE, its a pistol belt is supported by the suspenders and carries everything. Two, triple 30-Round Magazine Pouches. Two 1-Quart Canteens, one canteen cup, that you also use for cooking and boiling water in a canteen pouch that has room for a small bottle of Iodine Water Purification Tablets. And a Butt Pack, which should contain 3 extra 30-Round Magazines, A Poncho, Poncho Liner, fire kit, First Aid gear and some food rations. I'd add tying and taping an "L" shaped flashlight with red lens to the suspender, a compass and big ass knife to the pistol belt. A drop holster if you have the handgun. Remember this LBE is going to be under your trench coat.

Or you can do the Capain Blackeagle BLE build... This build means one is carrying 2 canteens, the butt pack and a total of 360 rounds in 12 Magazines (390 if you include the 30 rounds in your rifle magazine).

And you will need a rifle, I suggest an AR15 style rifle. Owning the rifle isn't enough, you also need training and practice. You get your training in one of three ways... Or use all three in conjunction.
1. You can Enlist...
2. You can Take a Class...
3. You can Train with the Militia or Similar group of people...
4. Buy books and Videos and try to do it yourself...

Now get this... you need to first have a weapon zeroed at 300 meters (yards will work but the Military thinks in meters, so will a foreign invader). This is all the "Bells & Whistles" you need. You need to zero the weapon and train to use the weapon, training is so much better then technology... Hense the image above of a stock AR15 style rifle without a "carrying handle" or sling... Believe me, all the lights and lasers are useless without training. The same point and fire drill you are depending on a laser sight to help you with, I learned to do without a laser sight. Meaning the laser would only enhance a skill I developed in the US Army as an Infantry Soldier through practice... In the hands of a civilian without my training, they are using a tool without the skill to properly apply it...

Lets put this in another way, what do you know about Jet Engines? I personally don't know a single thing, but I've worked on cars. I know how a ratchet works and know how to tighten and loosen bolts with it. Now do you trust me to bolt a part onto a jet engine, an engine you are going to be a passenger on?

Right... I wouldn't trust me to do it either. Because while my limited knowledge may be enough, it is not enough. Here is the big thing that people don't get, you have to have intelligence to be a grunt. You are not a monkey blindly following orders and carrying out drills, yes you get trained for that box in Basic Training and then you get told to be creative and think outside the box. The hell with it, throw away that box... Why do you need a laser on your rifle if you don't have the skill to put that red dot on target within the half-a-second you have to shoot the enemy before they shoot you? The answer is that laser is worthless... Add to that you need the experience to know where your laser is zeroed and where the round with strike below or above that zero. Why because if you don't know a round will strike 2 inches high (just an example number here it will be different between each shooter and platform) at 25 to 50 meters on a laser sight zeroed at 100 meters, if you don't have the experience to show you this and to compensate you might make some completely  ~newbie~ mistake like assuming that the red dot on the bad guys head is were the round will strike and miss your shot.

So before you put 8 poumds of tacti-cool toys on a 7 pound rifle, invest a few hundred dollars in bullets and training...

You can enlist, the military will pay you, train you and might even give you some experience that will enhance that training.

You can take a Class, I am seriously worried here and here is why... Tactical Instructors are usually former military or former police. I would not trust the police tactical training. Sorry but, yeah. Tactical Schools are like Martial Arts or Self-Defense Schools. They all sit around trying to develop a new drill, a new and better technique to use and so on. Sadly... There is only so many new methods you can invent and only so many of the Basics that really matter. Things that aren't tacti-cool like Penny Drills, "Tactical Reloads" (Loading a weapon after use, before the magazine is expended, so that you have a full magazine if you have to shoot again) and Reflex Firing (also called Point Shooting). Many times I've debated with friends, Johnny Hunter, about the need for things like a flashlight, laser and so. When simple drills and practice does so much better in building skills that don't run out of batteries or what have you. The problem is many tactical schools ran by former Law Enforcement make their money by making training fun and don't focus on the basics. Many former Military ran schools will make you pony up the extra cash to take a basic class just for their school to make sure you are on the same page as everyone else... Keep in mind also many times these schools will market themselves mainly to police and military and assume the student has that as a base for their training.

Buyer beware you are paying for the knowledge, experience and sometimes to insight and creativity of a person to be your instructor. Know who you are dealing with and ask questions and get solid answers... Sometimes schools are good and sometimes not, you need to figure out if the school is right for you. I've seen LEO based schools that had great urban warfare training but laughable woodland range training. It wasn't a bad school, just a school owner who lacked experience in an area due to how he was trained and were he lived. I don't expect a Arizona swim class to teach surfing...

Training with a Militia or Similar Group... This is something I touched on with my Interview with Coronel Hunt. There are militias who are militia only in the name. They are a Civilian Paramilitary force. They are not part of the Philosophy of the Militia Movement which is a return to constitutionality from our government. You have groups with Racist Motivations and you have those with political motivations and so on so forth... So you don't want to drawn up into a cult or some terrorist group or some FBI sting operation. These groups will not connect you to like minded individuals and get you basic combat training with a rifle, but camouflage, first-aid, radio communications and more.

Do it Yourself, buying books and videos... I don't really know what to tell you. I'm not sure I have to tell their are frauds and people who are generally good guys putting out information that's limited or making up the rest as they go along to sell you on their classes and such. So you can buy books and videos and try to train on your own.

Now to Ask and Answer the Bigger Question of why you need this set up and mindset of Prepping... I am not a prepper I am a survivalist, the survivalist movement I grew up in during the 90s was made up of Christians... Yes, Christians who didn't believe in the Rapture. They believed they would be forced to choose between taking the Mark of Beast, dying or fighting to defend their family and friends and still dying. So these Christians become known as Survivalists and many were veterans. The ideas of the Survivalists became popular among more liberal minded people and the term Prepper became the PC term and preppers became less Paramilitary. The Big Question is why is this style/type of Survival or Prepping Philosophy as good thing and why should one practice it?

The answer is simple, because when the time comes to defend yourself, you don't rise to occuasion you fall back on training... Look Terrorists are training to engage you with their bare hands, knives, handguns and rifles. Baltimore & Chicago has proven the police are tools of the politicians (sorry guys but its the truth) and respond at the whims of those in power. Sure we've seen cops in New York prove their power by refusing to be the Jack Booted Thugs of the Political Machine but, while those charged with serving and protecting are playing political power games and/or being used a pawns in that game where does this leave you and your family?

I am afraid the time to sit back and let others fight for you, defend you and protect you has ended. The time to "beat your plow shields in swords" is nearly here. If nothing else having the ability to defend yourself means the ability to defend those around you. I'm not saying go fight a war, I am saying be as prepared as you can do fight a war. Avoid danger if possible but you have to fight, win. Paramilitary training is being given to police because of the threat of gangs and such..? In a world without the support of the police could survive with Paramilitary Training of your own..?

The beauty of the trench coat and you can do basic tan as well, is that you can hide your kit and weapon under the coat. You can present a low profile and still be able to bring the pain if need be against a threat.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Interview With Colonel Bryan Hunt of the Militia Movement


This is an interview with a Militia Commander who I have had the pleasure of knowing for some time via the internet Colonel Hunt has spent about 30 years in the Militia Movement & was elected to his rank by his fellow Militiamen. While I am not a Militia Member I have grown around the members of the Movement back in the 90s. I have a great deal of respect for the movement & the goal of re-establishing our government as a constitutional republic. As such, I wish to help give readers of this blog an inside look at the goals, ideas and principles of the movement.I also as a survivalist suggest the militia as a means of getting "free" tactical training in basic infantry tactics but, would warn readers to be cautious as that is a dangerous road full of confidential informants and agent provocateurs who will try to get you do illegal things...

Colonel Hunt, has agreed to help give us an inside look at the movement & help us navigate that road... Be warned he is very professional and so you will see much leaked information, if any here (I assure you will find none).

HI Ron Colonel B Hunt here ill take these questions one at time.

1. To begin with Colonel Hunt would you like to tell us a bit about yourself & the Movement?
Question 1 I have not served thirty years in the Militia its been 23 years 
since 1994  I joined the Militia as a PFC.became the unit commander after being voted in as a Lieutenant I was appointed as Medical Commander  in 1997 by the late State Commander Col Joel Wilson deceased, bypassing rank of Captain. I was his medical operations commander [State medical Commander) I held that post for roughly 19 years I became the State Commander by Congressional Appointment 2014 I have five deployments since 2005 Minuteman project ( I was the medical Commander for the MMP project). Bundy ranch, Operation border convoy and additional border operations that occurred.

2. Can you tell me about the 4th Continental Congress & its goals?
The 4th CC is Civil authority that its a goal is one to provide professional oversight to the Militia in the United State Two a recognized  provisional civil authority in the event the Federal and State Government fails completely in its duty (declares Martial law) I implore your readers to study the American Revolution there in lies the answers within the founding fathers Declaration Of Independence and the US Constitution.

3. Why do you think people should join the Militia Movement or the 4th Continental Congress?
Because it is your Right and Duty . "Freedom is not a spectator Sport ." General Will Flatt Defense Secretary fourth CC (retired)

Following up on this, you said the Militia is part of our right and our duty... Could you explain this a bit more in depth, in regard to Federal Law concerning the Militia and the 2nd Amendment? 
see the second amendment  Article 1 section 8 gives a basic understanding of the Mission of the Militia The founding fathers putting the second amendment were very clear that all citizens were to be armed and trained. George Washington understood this very well, after he became president he made a point to drill the Militia during his tenure . Federal papers are also very cleal that a regular standing army was a bane ( destructive) to liberty.

Also see title 10 section 311 of United States Military code ,classes of military the un org militia being the last class recognized as a class of the military

4. Now when we spoke on the Phone you talked a lot about disinformation & a lot of subversive actions within the Movement by the Federal Government, what can you tell our readers about these people and their actions?
 I will not name names know this the Federal Gov through DHS has infiltrate with over 40,000 are usually paid to create problems and confusion  everyone from agent provocateurs,  disapators and dissenters. Agent provocateurs are usually undercover feds easy to detect . The undercovers will usually get you to break the Law not just bend it .,offers of expensive weapons or modify this one that one build this or build that look at example of Hutaree Unit out of Michigan.

Following up on this, I'd like to inform readers that the Hutaree was a Christian Militia that was framed by an FBI Confidential Informant. They were all arrested and later the charges were dismissed.

5. Now to give myself a plug, as you well know I am the Author of the Poorman's Guide to Prepping & TM 715-25 Anti-Terrorist Handbook (which is now in its second edition & written to help people train themselves as individuals to survive a terrorist attack and has been expanded into small teams organization & warfare) both of which encourage someone to get training & discuss basic concepts to use to train themselves but, we were discussing on the phone the issue of “lone wolves” and “unaligned militias” during a societal breakdown in the US. Do you think such people will do more harm then good & why?
The question is a little difficult to answer because many specialized  units will have to operate on their own those units that operate such a way we are in process of establishing communications with. The lone wolf though can be problem, because many of them feel they don't have to answer to anyone but themselves on the other hand such individual could be useful should they choose to recognize a command structure.

Following up on this, I'd like to ask... What are the hazards of people acting alone? I assume things like story from World War II of a French Prostitute who only serviced Nazi Soldiers and was very openly pro-Nazi. Near the liberation of Paris some French citizens took it upon themselves to kill her and only after her death learned she was a spy for the French Resistance. Basically, I see "lone wolves" acting in ways that interfere with strategic goals or make a movement look bad, is that the reason you say they need to recognize a command structure? 
Yes the lone wolves could be destructive in their well meaning action case in point .The Burns Standoff; the people that initiated the standoff would not listen to various militia leaders and commands that this was not a good idea to preemptively strike a federal installation and hold it in a barricaded situation.

An Additional follow up on this, The Militia Movement and the general term for Militia causes a bit of confusion. A Militia is an irregular military or paramilitary force & the Militia Movement is political movement adhering to Constitutional Principles and Values. I know you know this but, I want to clarify it for my readers who may not. So what is the threat of Non-Militia Movement, militias?
The real Constitutional Militia is not political there is a difference between the Militia and patriot community you can be a patriot and not be affiliated with the Militia you may be a tea party member or a first amendment rights advocate ect. the Militia is a defense Military system that is to be used in the event (1) the united states is invaded. (2) the Government turns its gun on the population the mission of the militia is  three fold see the Constitution (1) suppress insurrection (2) repel invasion (defend against enemies foreign and domestic) and (3) execute the laws of the union are up held . The Militia is a separate entity separate from any government agency as the militia is their as a checks and balances.

Anyone may be a member of the militia not everyone that claims that title is if they don't pass the smell test of the Constitution then they are a domestic enemy the Militia defends the Constitution not over throw it. Many white supremacist claim the title but no where in the Constitution does it say the militia is exclusive to the white race or any race for that matter again you must look to the Constitution to find the correct answer many of these group white and black under wartime conditions would be deemed an enemy of the republic.

6. Have you seen the movie Amerigeddan about Martial Law and UN troops on US soil? If so what is your opinion of he movie?
Hollywood is Hollywood they take an event and use it as entertainment "War should be left up to the professional soldier and doesn't belong in some Hollywood movie" letter to Obama from the Quiet Professionals, on the other hand " You want to see the technology out their watch the movies." Mr Brumbaugh.

7. Now can you if would provide a list of known Agent Provocateurs within the Militia Movement & Patriot Movement so that those who are interested can avoid entrapment? 
Again I will not name names because some could be innocent I refer you to the rules of question 4. A clue though a  lone wolf attitude is a very small clue of course.

So then I take it there are just a few young people out there who have no clue and are setting themselves up for failure without realizing they are doing so? Not intending to be a problem but not really learning to handle their own?
Yes, a lot of the new people coming into the Militia are that is why a uniformed standard is being developed to curtail some of this.

8. Also can you provide me with a list a State Representatives to contact, if anyone wants to join the Militia Movement or the 4th Continental Congress?
There are many Militia commands and units do your home work. 
We the American people are the Militia .At this time there is no list of reps or delegates that is currently being compiled I implore you to come take a look at the website currently we are seeking five national delegates 250  from each state, 2 State delegate from each state total 150 and 2 representatives from each state total 150 the quorum total 500 delegates people will be able to vote for these people anyone can be a delegate or rep,as long as your not in a recognized Militia system separation of powers . There is actually two schools of thought on that though .

9. Now we talked about this on the phone... You have been involved in a few “stand offs” with the Feds such as Bundy Ranch and so I'd going to ask you to tell us some War stories about these events and what lead up to them. Would you mind?
 I cannot expound upon war stories on this venue I am not in the Miiltia so I can have war stories to tell. As a far as Bundy Ranch and Burns standoff, Operation Gold Mine and other standoffs I'll say this The American people specifically the patriot community for last twenty years has become disillusioned and frustrated to the degree. We will continue to see events leading up to an all out conflict. Unless things change by some miracle we return to the Constitution The Militia is a checks and balances when all else fails. It is also there to protect from foreign invasion see US Constitution article 1 section 8 .

I can also refer you to the General Secretary Mike School for the law end of things he can be reached through face book and on the 4th cc site till further notice .

Colonel Bryan Hunt 31st Field Light Foot Forces headquarters
Thank you, Sir for your service to the Constitution and this interview...