Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 A cook stand is the thing that separates your mess gear from the heat source. I am not covering stoves but just a few stands you would place over a small fire or a fuel tablet. The stands are cheap and light weight. They will not take up much room on or in your rucksack.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Socks.... yeah I know they are boring. But without them your feet will get tore up, covered with blisters, and you can't stay ahead of the enemy. First, DO NOT GET WHITE COTTON SOCKS! They don't last long and are meant to be replace often. Get military issue or hunting socks. Test them out to make sure they will last. Second, do not get dress socks even if they are military issue. They are too thin. I have heard of people using dress socks as liners in their regular socks during long road marches to prevent blisters. But when I tried it they didn't help. Make sure to have enough socks in your ruck and on your gear so you can change your socks to help prevent blisters.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 The 3-man militia is something that has been pushed for a while. It is a tactic and not an organization. It does not have enough people to exploit a victory or even to achieve one. You may wipe out a squad in an ambush but how will you transport the weapons and gear away? How can you overrun a combat outpost manned by an infantry company with only 3 people? How will you destroy a mile long supply convoy with only 3 people? It is a harassment and delaying tactic only. The Hunter-Killer team is made up of an Anti-Armor troop, Sniper, and Machine Gunner. The AT troop preferably should be armed with a reloadable AT rocket launcher like an RPG. The Sniper should have a scoped semi-automatic rifle like an EBR or Dragunov. The Machine Gunner should have a light machine gun or automatic rifle with high capacity drums like an M-249 or RPK. They need to have set criteria for when to withdraw or break contact with the enemy. If they stay in contact too long they WILL be flanked and wiped out.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Militia by their composition are a guerilla force who supplies themselves off of their enemy. But times will occur when you can not quickly remove all the usable/repairable gear from the battlefield. When that happens you need to destroy it to prevent the enemy from re-using it again you and the civilian population. I do not show how to tie in your charges or how to initiate them. But this video shows how to arrange the gear to best destroy or damage it.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 These are some ideas for items you can use as your rations during training and during operations. You should carry at least 3 full days worth of food with you in your rucksack. Your only real limitations are weight and available space in your ruck. There are more and more items that can be used as field rations everyday.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is primarily a tactic used at squad level and below. Your element bumps into or encounters a larger enemy element. You can not overwhelm and wipe them out. So you need to break contact, maneuver to a location to develop the situation and make a decision, and then either attack from a more advantageous position or leave the area. Your goal is to preserve your troops and hopefully slow your enemy's ability to react.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Some militia units across the country have instituted a food collection program. The program is meant to gather up bulk food items for use post-disaster or after the unit goes operational. The items are handed to the unit Quartermaster when each militiaman arrives for training. The Quartermaster marks down on a sheet who arrived and handed in their donation. For units where it is mandatory if someone shows up without a bulk food item they are told which stores in the area have a particular item on sale for that week (who has the cheapest nearby) and what the price is. The militiamen then goes, purchases the item, and returns for training. Each person buys what they can afford. Some may buy or donate a 5 gal. bucket of wheat from their recent purchase from their survival supplies. Some may bring in a case of MREs they recently got at a good price. Most will bring in #10 cans of grocery items or 20lb. bag of white rice. All is helpful for feeding large numbers of people. Items you preserved yourself must be inspected and approved by the Quartermaster for acceptance. The items must have a decent shelf life and not go rancid within a couple months.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Patriots support the militias with support activities like food production, food preservation, reloading ammunition, caring for wounded, repairing clothing, etc... They do not typically take an active combat role. They are non-combatant support.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 TEOTWAWKI has happened and you need to get to either an established survival retreat or to a safe area. How do you get there? You should rally with others and convoy for safety. A convoy increases the number of weapons available for reacting to ambushes and for pulling guard during rest stops.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 An Entry Control Point or ECP is an entrance to a base or encampment. This video shows a set up combining US doctrine and an old Soviet tactic for ECPs. Using landmines on a rope as an additional barrier to prevent access. It can also be used to pull mines across a roadway in front of an enemy vehicle.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Mortars are guerilla fighter artillery. Light weight compared to artillery pieces. And wherever the guerilla goes the mortar can go too. This video covers the current US doctrinal organization for mortar teams. It also mentions Russian team size and some WW2 German mortar team tactics. In the militia we should have captured 60mm mortars with each Rifle Platoon and 81mm and larger mortars in a heavy weapons platoon with the Rifle Company.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 You have a casualty that needs evacuation for medical care but you do not have a litter. The casualty can not evacuate them-self so you need to improvise a litter. Here are 3 ways to construct an improvised litter.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is not an ambush where the intent is to wipe out the enemy. You are just trying to cause damage and casualties to slow your enemy down and degrade their effectiveness.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Combined Arms units are made up of different branches or assets. Such as an Armor (Tank) Company that also has Infantry assets. Or an Infantry Company that has an Armor platoon. These units already exist in the militia movement. But most of us will not have the assets to form units like this until after a conflict begins and we capture the vehicles and weapons. For a militia combined arms company it should be a mix of infantry, armor, engineers, heavy weapons teams, and air defense teams.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Garage Sales can be good sources for cheap gear and supplies. If it is cheap, serviceable, and you have the money you should get the items. It may not fit you or you may already have 1, 2, or 10 but having extras to give out or trade is a good thing. Great deals can be found at garage sales because the person may not know how much it is really worth and they just want to get rid of it.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 What do light infantry use instead of a sleeping bag? They use their poncho and woobi aka poncho liner. Some have them sewn together as a sleeping bag.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IN REAL WORLD IF YOU ARE TRAINED IN LANDMINE WARFARE AND SAFE EXPLOSIVE HANDLING!!! This video shows where to place the charge to destroy antipersonnel and antitank landmines in place. This may be required if moving the mine to a disposal location is too dangerous for the clearance team. I DO NOT SHOW priming the charge, tying it in, or initiating.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 When you get a mine detector (or any new piece of equipment) you need to inventory it to make sure it is complete. Then you need to visually inspect it for damage that would interfere with it's proper functioning. After the visual inspection you do a functions check, which will be a separate video.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is one of the first lessons you learn in Landmine Warfare Training. You first locate the areas where mines were likely used. Then search those areas for indicators, which could mean using a mine detector. Once a location of a mine is found you will confirm it by probing and uncovering if it is buried.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IN REAL WORLD UNLESS YOU ARE TRAINED IN HANDLING, INSTALLING, AND REMOVING LANDMINES!!! In this video I show 2 methods for moving landmines from the location they were laid to a disposal site for destruction. One method for surface laid mines and 1 for buried mines. This is done when destroying them in place will cause unacceptable damages.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This video is about ideas on mess kit options available for use in the field by militiamen. Items you will need when prepackaged foods are not available. Field mess gear for cooking and eating meals when an established mess facility is not available. I mention the theory of the 2 styles of mess kits that were designed and issued to conventional armies. Comments by people that have used these sets are welcomed. As are ideas and suggestions for those looking to choose a kit for their survival.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IN REAL WORLD UNLESS YOU ARE TRAINED IN HANDLING, INSTALLING, AND REMOVING LANDMINES!!! In this task you are trying to uncover and identify a possible landmine. Then you continue the search for possible Anti-Handling Devices (AHDs) or to see if the mine is daisy chained to other mines or ordnance. This is done when clearing an area of mines for humanitarian reasons or for removal of a minefield to re-use the mines in another location.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Your company needs to have a Headquarters element for taking care of things while the rifle/infantry platoons are operating. The Headquarters should cover 4 main areas: personnel, intelligence, operations, and logistics.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This video is about improving the Base Camp after occupation. Fighting positions are improved to deliberate stage and then bunker stage. Field telephones are emplaced to reduce the requirement for radio usage. Situational obstacles are put in to slow possible enemy attacks or reconnaissance. A rough schedule is made for getting additional water and food supplies (do not keep a set time or schedule). The camp is continuously improved until you are about ready to leave and move to a new base camp site.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is an idea of how to set up a militia company organization. The organization needs to be built around the threat you face, what you have available, and how many people are in your unit. If you are facing an armored enemy operating primarily in convoys you should have more anti-tank capabilities. If the enemy is infantry heavy and operates either dismounted or in light vehicles you should be geared more for that threat. Meaning machine gun teams and mortar teams. If your enemy is well dug in on fortified bases and does not leave them often you should have a good heavy weapons capability. Look for examples in history and modify an organization to fit your needs.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 A platoon is made up of 2-4 squads. This is just an idea of how the 10-Man Rifle Squad would fit in a Rifle or Militia Infantry Platoon. Look through history and modify the lessons to meet your needs. You can always change the organization up. We are not bound by a set Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE). Your squads should be built around your special or heavier weapons like machine guns, anti-tank weapons (larger than a LAW), or mortars. The riflemen and squad auto-riflemen support those weapons. And those weapons support the riflemen to accomplish their missions.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Warning: DO NOT MAKE A LIVE EXAMPLE UNLESS SOCIETY HAS COLLAPSED OR THE NATION HAS BEEN INVADED! YOU WILL GET CAUGHT, ARRESTED, AND SENT TO JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!!! In this video I talk about molotov cocktails and variations or improvements that have been done with them by partisans over the years. So that you can recognize the materials if you come across them like during a search of an Antifa member's "home" (their mom's basement).
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 The Whiskey Warrior Stand Off gave us a glimpse at a potential change in tactics with Red Flag Raids. We need to adapt to these changes and plan accordingly. I give a reaction for an individual caught in the initial take down at their job. I also give steps that could be implemented by a QRF or a Red Flag Reaction Team. We should react to ALL potential Red Flag Raids. Granted legitimate criminals could scream Red Flag when they are being arrested but it is also likely disinfo will be put out telling us it is a regular criminal warrant. We are told it is a criminal when it actually is a patriot being taken down for the reason of being a patriot.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is an idea for a 10-man rifle squad. Everyone needs to know what job they are expected to perform so they can prepare for it. Like getting the required pouches, vests, or bandoleers. And also watching videos and reading up on how to perform the job effective. So when the right weapon system is captured they can pick it up and employ it against the force that just lost it. This is just one example. Look at organizations through history and get an idea of what you will need and want to try. You can always change your organization to suit your needs and what you have available.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This video is a supplement to Pt. 2 and mentions differences when dealing with motorized or mechanized units (wheeled or tracked). The vehicle crew stays with the vehicle and is not part of the perimeter where the dismounts set up their positions. Their job is to keep the vehicle ready for immediate roll out if required because of operations or discovery by the enemy. The enemy will employ close air support and indirect fires (artillery) to destroy mounted units. So you need to be able to pull out at a moments notice.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 In this video I talk about the unit's main body arriving and occupying the base camp. Establishing security and beginning priorities of work. Fighting positions, trip wires, security patrols, and guard duty. I show the wagon wheel method. The perimeter of the base camp is based on the terrain, possible enemy courses of action, and your capabilities. Here is the triangle method (can be adapted for base camps): Organization of a Basic Patrol and Establishing a Patrol Base https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dcvwdEWyE4
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This video covers the actions of a quartering party when you will be establishing a base camp or assembly area. The main body maintains a defensive position while the quartering party checks the area and then reports back to the commander in charge of the main body. If the commander decides the area is suitable they then are lead forward by the quartering party NCOIC (which is Pt. 2) to the base camp area. Security at the base camp area is maintained by the quartering party personnel. The quartering party is made up of 1x NCO from each platoon and 2x troops from each squad. One NCO will be in overall control of the quartering party.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 In this task I talk about using M9 tape in 3 scenarios: on your MOPP suit, on a stick like M8 paper, on a vehicle. Note: M9 tape is very carcinogenic you MUST wear rubber gloves when handling it and applying it.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 A Basic Load is just that the minimum load you are expected to have. But when it comes to operations you will need more than that. But what should be the minimum load? How much will it weigh? I do not have any info on shotguns or bolt action rifles and recommended loads. I am covering semi-autos in this video.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 I thought this was self explanatory but I was proven wrong by pictures from Iraq and Afghanistan. So I show how to correctly fill a sandbag. And explain how to correctly use them when building field fortifications like bunkers.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is an NBC task that is performed after a potential chemical strike. M8 Paper is a way to check for 3 different series of liquid chemical agents. It does not work to detect vapor or gaseous chemical agents. If you have the capabilities you should confirm the findings from the test by M8 paper with another means like an ICAM (Improved Chemical Agent Monitor). If you use M8 paper when checking your water supply and you have a positive detection. Then discard the canteen or container and it's contents in a way that will prevent someone else from using it. If only the container is positive and the contents are still uncontaminated then decontaminate the container without contaminating the water inside.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This time of year brown and tan camo patterns become more useful. There are also desert patterned Cold Weather Gear items that really come in handy. Items like Gortex Jackets and Pants.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 The is a 2 person shelter. We used 1 poncho, a mosquito net, a tarp, 4 small rocks, 4 3-4 meter long lengths of 550 cord, 1 1-meter length 550 cord, 1 8-9 meter length 550 cord. You need to set it up between 4 trees or posts. The mosquito net edge must touch the ground with enough laying on the ground that it can be covered by the ground cloth on 3 sides. The edge of the net on the entrance is rolled to the inside when closing the hooch.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is 1 person shelter. We used 1 poncho, 1 length of 550 cord, 4 stakes. It is big enough for a sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and your gear. The rucksack or back pack would need to be left outside the shelter.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is a 2 person shelter for in the field. We used 2 ponchos, 1 tarp, 4 stakes, 1 mosquito net, 1 length of 550 cord. This shelter can be built without the mosquito netting.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 This is the easiest hasty shelter to make in the field. We used 1 poncho, 1 tarp, 5 stakes, 3 lengths of 550 cord. This is a 1 person shelter for use during late spring thru early fall.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 These are items you can use to make hasty shelters in the field. You are only limited by your imagination. All of the items are multi-purpose and can be used for other important survival skills.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 Should you include a bayonet as part of your go to war gear? Only if your weapon is designed to mount a bayonet safely. Having to use tape or hose clamps to mount a bayonet is not doing it safely. If your weapon can mount a bayonet get the correct model bayonet for that weapon. And remember to take care of your bayonet as good as you do your rifle.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 You should have a set of NBC gear designated for Training Only. This is the MOPP gear you use when practicing your NBC or CBRN defense tasks. You do not use the gear you plan to use in case of an NBC event or attack as your training set. Your "wartime set" needs to stay in it's original packaging to prevent degradation which will compromise it's abilities to protect you from exposure. If the package is opened for anything other than immediate use following an event it has then become a training only item. Do not mix you training only gear with your wartime set. The training set may have developed holes and cuts which make it unsafe for use in an NBC environment. Your protective mask is used for training and survival use, you only need to change the filter and hood (if it has one) for "wartime" use.
Patreon Channel: https://www.patreon.com/SecurityGuy42 IFAKS are expensive. You can make your own fairly easily and at a cheaper price. Here is an example of some I put together for handing out to family or to fellow militiamen should they need one after an event has happened. With the homemade/improvised kit you need to duplicate as much as possible the capabilities of an actual military issued IFAK. Everyone should have an IFAK as part of their required gear.