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Logistics Primer...

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AmMerc has a great piece on logistics HERE

".....are there any suspicious areas of inactivity?  People don't like to fight where they live if they can avoid it.  If the only difference between area A and area B is the level of conflict, it bears looking into.  This is where the military intelligence guys can come in handy, finding out what the scuttlebutt is on why neighborhood A is quiet."


As Napoleon Bonaparte famously implied; logistics is the lifeblood of warfare.


TC3 Continued...

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Medical continued……

Tactical field care 
Ok…..so, Joe’s bleeding leg has been brought under control via tourniquet and the enemy seems to have broken contact. A secure perimeter is established as everyone cross levels remaining ammunition. The QRF is still a ways off as you turn your attention back to Joe. 
   You see that Joe is struggling to breath…..that’s when you notice the blood pooling under him. You check the tourniquet on his leg, thinking that it must not be tight enough. You suspect he may have another wound and begin to check him when you see it; a bullet wound just below his right pec. You open up his shirt and can see the blood running out of the wound….you apply direct pressure with your hands and call for assistance. You calm yourself and recognize that this is a classic “sucking chest” wound and will need some kind of occlusive dressing to prohibit any air flow. Steve shows up with an aid bag and pulls out a chest seal dressing and slaps it on over the bloody wound. Yo…

Item for your Bug-Out Bag...

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Stumbled across this the other day........"The PowerPot"...

This clever item gives double-duty as a camp/field cook pot and as a power generator for small items such as cellphones, radios and GPS devices. Just add water or ice/snow and apply heat via camp stove or fire and it produces 5v DC using thermoelectric power principals. This may have earned a spot in my kit....

Website is HERE


Russian Bear...

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Interesting article here

One has to wonder why the mainstream press has not really picked up on this......kinda merits a mention I would think.
Coupled with the fact that Putin recently stated that they have stood up nuclear missiles in Cuba this May, (HERE) .....again the press is silent. Didn't we almost go to war over just this scenario once upon a time?

Curious indeed...

Warnings from the past

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"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
-- Thomas Jefferson

....if only....

More On Teamwork - The Medical Part

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Teamwork for tactical units – part 2
Medical

As we are focusing on being a Gunfighter and not just a "trigger-puller", we must include medical skills in the definition. The military and specifically SOCOM, began to realize this reality after the TF Ranger operation in Mogadishu.  This is what led to the TCCC/TC3 concept (Tactical Combat Casualty Care). This follows the logic of “every fighter a medic” insofar as lifesaving and stabilization skills are concerned.  This was a huge step forward from the former CLS (Combat Lifesaver) protocols as this addressed the most common lethal injuries on the battlefield and provided for a committee that would regularly evaluate and implement the latest innovations and lessons learned.

To this day I still see organizations that go in harm’s way and only require CPR and sometimes basic first aid (Red Cross style)…..this is shameful to put it politely, especially considering that we have over a decade of combat operations experience to dra…

Full Spectrum Failure...

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"A key and understudied aspect of full spectrum operations is how to conduct these operations within American borders.  If we face a period of persistent global conflict as outlined in successive National Security Strategy documents, then Army officers are professionally obligated to consider the conduct of operations on U.S. soil."

From the Small Wars Journal....HERE


Take some time and read the whole thing. They are making a case for even more federal control as well as expanded US military intervention in homeland affairs. The authors globo-leftist bias is not subtle in the least...but it does make for an interesting read and frankly it should scare the crap out of you.


Danger Ahead...

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"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. "
-- William S. Burroughs

...Worthy of a re post considering recent events...

                                                          ...and the potential outcome...





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