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April 29, 2016 at 8:23 pm #26785AnonymousInactive
A Regular guy POV and action..
A survival plan starts in the brain..Ill try to post one of these each week, time permitting. Doing this will also help me sort my own clouded thoughts on the topic. Its quite a lot to do on your own. This will be long as fuk. At the end of it all I hope to give the reader a view into the rationality of why I chose E&E and maybe it will help other folks sort out a few things to help them separate the reality of out the door, the hammer has dropped, survival planning and the actual execution of planning from all the BOB and conformity thinking Survival BS out there. I also hope to help others in making a plan if it suits their situation. I hope to convey how all this is possible with a self supporting, integrated levels of planning and all the layers involved..
Unconventional Survival is a term I use inside my head to describe the sort E&E I’m preparing for. This has nothing to do with SERE or the military. I prefer the term UCS because this type of plan is not bush-craft, its not emergency survival by unfortunate circumstances, its not hill billy gun-fighting, its not SERE or prepping the pantry with stores. Its a bit of a lot of things and its 100% intentional with a purpose. Its unconventional thinking. Its taboo and mocked. It goes against the grain of what I see others doing in popular, mainstream thinking. Its not about running out the door in a state of ill-prepared panic with no plan and no where to go. That’s for amateurs. Picture Posing Kitchen Commandos will be out of their element. This is real work.
The primary purpose is to build a base plan for a course of action that’s both skills and material based to sustain a mobile existence in and around a desired area. As one man I must remain unseen and not present a nuisance of myself. This is critical. I must remain flexible and decisive at the initiation of a total collapse, or what I like to call “The hammer has fallen” and this readiness must be withstanding and be sustainable for the duration. The duration being: Until the culling is over and a clear perspective can be gained for further planning. The situation, the Collapse, will be fluid at best. Escaping the chaos is the plan. Mobility is the key for me. I must prepare as best I can as to not limit my options and flexibility and to able to adapt at a moments notice. Its about managing my risks by planing ahead. The over all plan will include supply caches (pods), base-camps, an interconnected multi-layered web of covert egress and ingress routes, and recently I have incorporated human contacts in certain areas that I can call on for help in serious times of need with prearranged message drop spots for conveying information. In many ways this is like Unconventional warfare planning but its survival in nature, however like UCW, fighting would be the last stage of the plan but its not the objective or forgone conclusion.
I must first know the terrain and all it will teach me. Terrain dictates tactics. It dictates everything from the weapon I will select to the food I will require. Just name it- and Alaska will dictate it. This is a rule for everyone making a plan. This means I must get up and go out and physically see the area I plan to use to sustain my existence when. Its that simple. If a plan should include others- nothing will really change. The principles are basically the same. Its much like doubling cooking instructions.
To know my terrain I must scout my terrain to gain the knowledge and perspective required. This includes seasonal and weather opportunities to get intimately acquainted with the terrain and environment during the entire yearly cycle. I will need to know what she requires of me. So I scout.
What does Scouting offer and what are the collateral benefits:
Here are a few topics..
*Physical Training.: Slay the fat and tone the body. Tool up in the ruck and LBE to make the best of it. Don’t fear the ruck. If you’re one of those type that worries what ppl will think, give your ruck and kit to someone that can use it and take you ass to the nearest Starbucks..
*Land navigation.: Terrain familiarization is a must and is brought about by repetitive AO orientation and familiarization.
*Kit and clothing evaluation and vetting.: You wont know what will and what wont work in your over all plan until you know. Wear kit out now. Familiarize yourself with it intimately.
*Resource Identification.: Everything changes with the season and resources are no exception. This is critical for dealing with weather and supplemental food sources.
*Camouflage, concealment and creeping opportunities.: I’m out there, so I do it. Practice breeds success.
*Identification of cache locations.: I’m always on the look out for new places to stash pods.
*Terrain memory.: With enough time spent in your AO the less you’ll have to look at the compass. This can save time and energy in many ways. It will also put you one step ahead of potential OPFOR. You can even become so familiar with your area you can travel at night with little difficulty.
*Expectation of wildlife and human activity.: Humans and wildlife are creatures of habit. I want to knows there’s before they know mine. This can be used to your advantage especially when dealing with OPFOR.
*Identification of potential base-camp area for construction.: If I’m on the move I need places to hold out. Multiple hides with multiple route of ingress and egress are the rule. Getting to them and building is also PT. Designing them is mental fitness..
*Hunting and fishing: Hunting and fishing can be incorporated into a scout (I always keep it legal. I see no point in drawing unnecessary attention)
We are limited only by how far we are willing to take it. All this is interconnected, as you’ll notice at the end of this mess…
This is a prolonged experiment I have been working on..Its really helps to have a place to go when the hammer falls. You don’t have to be rich to make a plan. So far bear and bad weather have proved to be the worst enemy. Ive started a couple other shelters in other places. The plan is to have a network of connecting shelters with survival pods as support
These are best to watch at TY do to the small scale here.May 1, 2016 at 2:56 am #26826AnonymousInactiveMay 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm #26834PalmettoParticipant
Matt Bracken (of the Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy fame) posted your E&E vids on his Facebook page.
Pray for peace but prepare for war.
CR, Nov 8-9, 2014; CTT, Apr 24-26, 2015May 1, 2016 at 12:16 pm #26835AnonymousInactive
Huh…. On the level??… Im like a regular swell now.. Thanks for the heads up..May 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm #26837PalmettoParticipant
Straight up. You’re moving in high cotton now.
Pray for peace but prepare for war.
CR, Nov 8-9, 2014; CTT, Apr 24-26, 2015July 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm #28879AnonymousInactive
Phase IISeptember 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm #32942AnonymousInactive
Escape and Evasion. The Scout and The Spider-Web, Part 1
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