* The Hard Target Traveler * Course length: one day (8-10 hrs classroom, with combatives lab) Required materials: comfortable clothing, note taking materials
A condensed course to prepare the western traveler for the potential hazards of foreign travel as well as threats on the homefront. Subjects covered include: Counter-surveillance, route planning, unarmed physical defense & improvised weapons, escape and evasion from unlawful custody, digital security and communications, medical and other trade-craft skills. Course objectives: By the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Conduct useful information gathering on an area prior to arrival - Identify trouble/danger areas using map study and OSINT - Identify indicators of human and digital surveillance - Prevent common vehicle attacks - Escape from common physical attacks and holds - Defend against blunt and edged weapon attacks - Render self and buddy aid in event of life threatening injury - Escape from vari…
GroundRod 3 in Columbus, Ohio January 26-27 (with a GroundRod 1/2 refresher on the 25th.)
GR 3 takes the trade-craft skills you learned in GR 1 and 2 and adds more kinetic skills to the mix. You will learn lock circumvention, escape from restraints (unlawful custody), disappearing into a crowd and evasion techniques.
There will be one day of classroom and a full day of situational training in the field. You will be required to employ your skill-sets in secure communication, social engineering, caching, surveillance detection and pursuit mitigation, while being "pursued" by my team of "hunters".
Course is $625 and will be limited in size, so if you plan on attending please reserve your seat as soon as possible.
Reservations can be made by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interest of spreading useful information regarding tactics/training I wanted to relay this conversation I had with some folks from the tactical community a while back. I was asked several pointed questions which I do my best to answer below:
Of all the various training disciplines available, which one should be top of the training list right now in light of world events? Rifle training? Land Navigation? Communications? Patrolling, etc...
Well, there are definitely some sacred cows on that list. It of course kind of depends on where you are as an individual with regard to the various skillsets, but lets assume you are a competent shooter with some basic fieldcraft under your belt....I would put information gathering on top. You could also label it Intel/Comms if you wanted. Why?
1. Intelligence drives the fight. Without it, you are just a bunch of armed guys in the woods.
2. Everyone can do it. Your 75 year old aunt can do it, your kid can do it. Not everyone …