"The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills, and you shall understand it"...Ethan Allen

"We in this room are all men who believe that actions speak louder then words. If I can impart anything from my life as a soldier it is this: There are only two types of warrior in this world. Those that serve tyrants and those that serve free men. I have chosen to serve free men, and if we as warriors serve free men, we must love freedom more than we love our own lives. It is a simple philosophy but one that has served me well in life."

--SFC Stefan Mazak, KIA 18 April 1968, Long Khanh Province, RSV

09 December 2011

Watch this

from Oathkeepers

"Again, this is unconfirmed, and we are working on confirming it. Please keep that in mind. But this is certainly the kind of mass, whole-unit stand-down that may well become necessary, especially in light of the treason of the US Senate, which voted 93-7 to authorize military detention and trial of U.S. citizens -- claiming the power to apply the laws of war to the American people in the same way as they are used on a conquered, enemy population, like Iraq or Afghanistan. While National Guard units can, and have been used for riot control without violating their oath, we suspect that this survey was asking them about whether they would do something far worse than just keep the peace during riots. We will do our best to get to the bottom of this, and provide all details once confirmed

If accurate, this is reminiscent of the stand-down during Katrina by SSGT Joshua May’s Utah National Guard Unit, where the whole unit let their commander know, in a peremptory refusal, that they would not participate in any gun confiscation.


"I just left both people involved with the incident that took place in the last few days. The soldiers do not want to pursue this matter any further, in any way shape or form. I was advised that the situation is being dealt with in house and there will be internal investigations into the conduct of certain ‘officers’ who started the poll and ordered certain persons held. The person allegedly being held was only there for a couple of hours. No punishment will be handed down to any of the soldiers involved. I cannot give any further information as to names dates reasons units or places. This is in respect to my friends here. If this upsets anyone I am sorry but this is the way the soldiers want it. You have my deepest apology and I truly wish I had never spoken about any of this with my friends here on or FB. I will be posting no more information of this type due to the repercussions which could come from this."

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One man's opinion. But worth listening to.

When to shoot the Colonels

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

07 December 2011

What are you saying

Hand signal how to's.

Use what works for you. But know it all.

Download Army FM21 60 Visual Signals

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

06 December 2011

Buppert’s Law Relearned

from Zero Gov

Village Praxis Series: T.E. Lawrence and the Next American Revolution (Part II) by Bill Buppert


"Buppert’s Law of Topography dictates that most mountainous terrain held by people who are savvy riflemen cannot be militarily defeated whether it be the Chechens, Swiss or Afghans. This may be one reason why the Appalachians in the US were not fully tamed until about the 1930s. One may find a few historical instances where that may not be true but then there are dozens of other examples that prove it out."

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One thing is certain. It is very mountainous in Vermont.

USMC Mountain warfare training and readiness manual

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

05 December 2011

Art of Camouflage

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Lots more good info on GhillieArnhem's YouTube channel

Field Techniques and Tactics

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

04 December 2011

Those that forget the past

...Get the dirt nap first.

from Western Rifle shooters



"Think about how much more sophisticated the feeling-manipulation machine is today.

Then think about how that feeling-manipulation machine will be used against those who will not submit to the whims of the Governing Class.

The best hope?

Those on Team Freedom have learned the lessons, no matter how hard, from the kulaks and other despised minorities in the past who have been squashed.

Take advantage of that historic bloodshed.

Vow to resist your own degradation and elimination.

Whatever that takes."

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We could use this as our mission statement here at Non Sidi Sed Patriae.

Pay attention.

Dr. Thomas Young wrote to Adams reporting that, upon the news that the British had seized a supply of colonial gunpowder from Charlestown, tens of thousands of colonists had taken up arms and marched in that direction, from as far away as Connecticut. Samuel Adams replied to him, "I have written to our friends to provide themselves without delay with Arms & Ammunition, get well instructed in the military Art, embody themselves & prepare a complete set of rules that they may be ready in Case they are called to defend themselves against the violent attacks of Despotism." -- Samuel Adams

Credible deterrence. It starts here.

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

02 December 2011

Relearned lessons

from Zero Gov

Village Praxis Series: T.E. Lawrence and the Next American Revolution (Part I) by Bill Buppert


"Whether the central bankers like it or not, the EU fiat currency will collapse in the next six to twelve months and take the dollar with it. This will lead to the hardest times America has known since the War of Northern Aggression tore the continent asunder in the nineteenth century. Hard times will be a subtle way to describe it. The US government will react in the same barbaric fashion it does in every crisis: it will wage war abroad and on its own citizens and systematically strangle every notion of freedom and liberty remaining across the fruited plain. It will clothe all of these noxious behaviors in the most patriotic tones and cries of threats to national security will scare the woolen-clad subjects into paroxysms of bleating and begging for coddling and protection from their masters. There will be conflict on American soil again and the guerrilla style of conflict will soon be the only means of opposition for the few who fight for the right to be left alone. However one anticipates your personal involvement in the emerging crisis, Lawrence provides the basic building blocks for seeing how that fight may be conducted.

I am a guest lecturer in Irregular Warfare and a number of readers have requested that I addressed this subject so I am finally getting around to it. I will address the top ten tactical/operational/campaign books and manuals one should have in your library to illuminate the best and worst practices in insurgency and guerrilla warfare in Part II of this essay.

Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
- T. E. Lawrence"

Vietnamese General Giap (who vanquished both the French and the Americans) was asked who his greatest influence was in conducting guerrilla campaigns in Vietnam in an interview with (soon to be infamous) French General Salan in 1946: “My fighting gospel is TE Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I am never without it.”

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Free North Carolina breaks out the lesson plan.

"If you want to leave this "place", you will LISTEN to people who KNOW."--Doc

Whet your whistle here, then go hunting for knowledge. It is out there.

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)