Civilian Operator 101: Attitude is the Only Difference Between an ‘Ordeal’ and an Adventure!

YES and I keep warning family members — when the SHTF you will most likely NOT be at home!
The delusional notion of “entitlement” is common to all who do poorly in emergencies! When things suddenly go in the toilet, you’ll predictably hear them whining with something like, “This is so unfair,” ad nauseam.

Life does not consist of a series of “guarantees,” although seedy politicians [like Clinton] would have us believe that it is possible. Think about disaster ahead of time. Plan accordingly. Always be looking for a way to win, not an excuse to lose!

Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. Don’t ask permission (you don’t need it). Don’t apologize. Don’t look back. And, always call their bluff.

Don’t expect to be thanked!

Attitude is the only difference between an “ordeal” and an “adventure!”

The Tactical Hermit


Every day is ‘ordinary,’ until it isn’t!”

Bernard Cornwell

From a friend in NY:

“While driving last evening, I saw a massive pillar of smoke erupting from neighboring Lockport. A large fire had broken-out at a tire-recycling plant.

It was massive and resulted in emergency evacuations of hundreds of surrounding homes for several blocks within the city. Flabbergasted displaced residents looked like columns of pitiable refugees fleeing a foreign invasion!

The “take-home message’ is this:

Altogether unforeseeable events can unfold with such blinding speed that we ’ll be forced to grab whatever we can and evacuate with only a few minutes’ warning. In fact, we may suddenly find ourselves run out of town with little more than what we’re wearing and maybe what is in our car!

Accordingly, we all need to maintain a high state of personal readiness. A ‘Basic Kit’ needs to be constantly ready to…

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Is Russia a worse threat than terrorism?

I would have to say that it is equal. But the comments from the Pentagon today will most assuredly be a spark to WW3.
The justification of the whole military buildup of the past 15 years has been the need to protect Americans against the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Yet Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, …

Source: Is Russia a worse threat than terrorism?

moocheles School Nutrition Legacy Takes Another Hit With Results Of New Study

Wen You of the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences explained that, according to the school’s research, “these government-funded school meal programs that are aimed at making kids healthy are in fact making participating students more at risk of being overweight.”The correlation between students eating public school lunches and becoming obese is strengthened, the study indicates, the longer kids remain on such a diet.Furthermore, You noted, certain segments of the population are even more likely to see such a cause and effect.“This study identifies the hardest battles in crafting policy to alleviate children in low-income populations being overweight,” she explained.

Source: Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Legacy Takes Another Hit With Results Of New Study

Called a “beacon of a moderate muslim nation” by Hillary Clinton, Indonesia now has begun imposing harsh sharia law punishments on muslims and Christians alike

Called a “beacon of a moderate Muslim nation” by Hillary Clinton, Indonesia now has begun imposing harsh sharia law punishments on Muslims and Christians alikeIn the province of Banda Ache, the first region allowed to impose sharia law, young girls are eligible for the harshest sharia punishments, including public caning and whippings for alleged immorality, thieves can have their hands amputated and blasphemy and homosexuality can result in execution.You know that once sharia is allowed in one part of the country, it’s only a matter of time before it spreads all over the country. Banda Aceh is home to 5 million Indonesians.

Source: Called a “beacon of a moderate Muslim nation” by Hillary Clinton, Indonesia now has begun imposing harsh sharia law punishments on Muslims and Christians alike

Armed Citizen Corner: What To Do What Your Car is Surrounded by Protestors

The portion below is from the original article — this link has taken you to The tactical Hermit — he provides additional insight and links.
“Most state’s self-defense laws allow you to use reasonable force to defend yourself and your family, but you may not use deadly force unless you are facing an imminent threat of death or great bodily harm,” Young said. “Some prosecutors could see using your car to drive away from a protest as using force, even deadly force. So the first thing you must do is assess the threat level.”

If the protestors are merely blocking your way, you may be able to use a reasonable level of force to get out of the situation, but you must remember that someone who was not at the scene will evaluate your decisions.

In Wisconsin, the use of force is outlined in state statute 939.48, which reads:

(1) A person is privileged to threaten or intentionally use force against another for the purpose of preventing or terminating what the person reasonably believes to be an unlawful interference with his or her person by such other person. The actor may intentionally use only such force or threat thereof as the actor reasonably believes is necessary to prevent or terminate the interference. The actor may not intentionally use force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm unless the actor reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.

Call 911

Local law enforcement may already be aware of the protest and may even have people on the scene. If you make them aware that you are trapped in a large angry crowd, they may take action to attempt to disperse the crowd and facilitate a rescue, but don’t count on it. Officers at the scene may not be prepared for a riot situation, and it may take several minutes or more before police feel they have the resources to take on a large crowd. You could be injured or killed waiting for help.

Capture the Images

One of the best ways to show what you were facing and begin the basis for an effective legal defense of your actions is to record video of the incident. Most cell phones have video recorders these days. If you are with a companion, have the companion record as much of the incident as possible. Try to remain quiet while recording so as to caption the words as well as the actions of the protestors.

Do not attempt to record video and drive if you are alone. In that case, start the recorder, capture as much of the action as you can, then leave the recorder on, put it down, and focus on your escape.

The Tactical Hermit


What Should You Do If Protestors Surround Your Car?

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In 2014 I wrote about Violent Mob Defense Tactics.

The motivation for the article came from an incident that happened in New York in 2013 now called the Hollywood Stuntz Motorcycle Gang Assault

This is a really good incident for the Armed Citizen to study and learn from. These are the types of situations that go from 0 to 100 mph in a blink of an eye and when it is all over a man is permanently paralyzed and a family (including a then 5 year old) will forever be traumatized because a gang of bikers violently assaulted and beat-up his father in broad daylight.

Remember: A Person Chooses to be a Victim it just Does no just”Happen” to them!

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

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Canine Security

Home defense is a holistic concept. You want defensive architecture, including solid doors with solid locks, hard-to-breach windows and more. You want alarms. Many would strongly recommend secured but readily accessible firearms, with which the residents had gained responsible competency. Another important component can be a “protection dog.”

Why do we say “can be?” Because a truly effective protection canine is a more complicated concept than it sounds. Why is “protection dog” in quotes? Because, while most canines will be instinctively protective of their own human families, there are some which are simply too tiny and weak to do more than temporarily distract a violent human criminal, and because there are some that will run and hide rather than fight, a tendency also found in many humans. Let’s look at just what it will take to make a dog an effective part of the home-defense plan.

One thing those of us who work in the crime prevention and personal-defense field see constantly is the non-defense-oriented citizen who suddenly gets a brutal, unexpected reality check. They have come home to find their house burgled and torn apart. They have suddenly become the victim of death threats or a committed stalker. They have been attacked on the street for the first time. Suddenly, a line goes through their mind from a certain old movie: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

This is the person who raids the savings account and then calls the locksmith, the alarm company, the gun shop and the dog breeder and/or trainer. And it is very easy for them to be led down the wrong path.

That person can buy a lock, though they’ll have to have the personal discipline to use it. They can buy an alarm system, though they’ll have to actually remember to activate it. They can buy a gun, but if they don’t know how or when to use it, that can become problematic. And the same is true when they simply buy the dog. In short, commitment is required. Locks and alarms are fairly easy to incorporate into daily routine, especially when there has been a recent precipitating circumstance that puts the need for these security precautions in the forefront of the mind. Dogs, like guns, require more commitment.

Women and Guns

This article by Massad Ayoob is not just an excellent article about dogs and protection.

It mirrors my own personal experience.  I recently acquired one of these exceptional dogs.  I can tell you first hand that everything in this article is true, and good advice.  These dogs are amazing.  They are also high maintenance.  It is not an easy road to raise and train these wonderful animals.  It is, however, worth every minute and dollar spent.  My protection dog is a German Shepherd and he continues to amaze and delight me on a daily basis.  I could not ask for a better companion and protector.  And he is my 5 year old granddaughters best friend.  I would highly recommend a protection dog to anyone who is truly serious about home and personal defense.  Just be prepared for a very large personal commitment.

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BRITAIN FIRST’s Paul Golding talks to a Muslim about the Islamic plan to force sharia law on Britain and the entire world

An honest Muslim has admitted openly on camera to the U.K.’s Britain First movement that it is the intention of Islam to force Sharia law on the entire world—and that anyone who says otherwise is c…

Source: BRITAIN FIRST’s Paul Golding talks to a Muslim about the Islamic plan to force sharia law on Britain and the entire world