"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

25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

God bless us all. Each and everyone of us.

We're going to need it.

29 September 2013


One important aspect of human survival is to know your enemy.

PS...Goodwin's law does not apply when the object of your comparison are acting according to National Socialist doctrine.

Read this and understand via Cold Fury.

"It should be emphasized here that when Renan spoke about the repeated failure of socialist experiments, he was referring to the rather modest and small-scaled experiments undertaken by various utopian socialists of the nineteenth century. In 1906, neither he nor Sorel knew that in the dawning century there would be socialist experiments far beyond the scope and scale of Brook Farm or the Owenite communes. They could hardly envision entire nations falling into the hands of men who thought of themselves as dedicated revolutionaries — avowed communists like Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao, and Ho Chi Min, but also avowed fascists, like Mussolini and Hitler. The Nazis regarded themselves as genuine revolutionaries, and they call themselves revolutionaries, just as they always referred to their take-over of the German state as their revolution: for the Nazi, their revolution, and not the Bolshevik revolution, represented true socialism — national socialism.

In light of the horrors brought about in the twentieth century by the revolutionary myth of socialism, it is easy to sympathize with those who believe mankind could not possibly be tempted to try the socialist experiment again. If the liberal rationalist Renan was surprised that “Socialists were beyond discouragement” at the beginning of the twentieth century, how much more surprised must his contemporary counterparts be to discover that socialism is also beyond discouragement at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Yet this is a lesson that Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez, under the guidance of their mentor, Fidel Castro, seem determined to impress upon us."

Read it all.

This is why the reasonable or the appeasement crowd are enablers and are little better that those who say things like; “You’re in conflict with the world that I want which is a world where all your churches burn, and if we are ever strong enough, we are going to stop you”. These are the "people" who are looking "forward" with "hope and change" for the chance to bring forth the new socialist man. Over your dead body...

This clip from the first Terminator says it best.

They will not stop. So, what are you going to do about it?

25 July 2013

Personal camouflage

Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces.

Link to FM 20-3

Link to FM 23-10

Firstly, lay out all the equipment you are going to use-whatever pattern it is. These instructions should cover rucksacks, webbing, weapon, helmet and vehicles.

Start with your rucksack, this is the biggest piece of your personal kit so needs the most camouflage. The rucksack forms a large part of your silhouette, so its distinctive shape needs to be broken up. Do this by attaching pieces of scrim to tabs on the sides and top of the rucksack, being careful not to cover any zips or openings. Once this is done, you can attach local camouflage. As you come across it. If you can, stand back and look at the bag from a few meters away, and check that the shape is hidden.

Next, move on to the helmet. British Army helmets have a camouflage cover in Woodland or desert DPM and have straps and tabs for attaching camouflage. Start by breaking up the shape with scrim, hessian, burlap and cloth. Once this is done, push local vegetation into the straps. Make it secure and check that it does not impair your vision. Check that the shape is hidden entirely.

Be careful with webbing. Webbing is a dangerous bit of kit to camouflage, you mustn't camouflage it in such a way that you may not be able to access any part of it quickly. Put some scrim between the pouches, stitched with a few stitches of cotton. Also make a loop that you can slide over the belt buckle, especially if it is metal, and sew scrim strips to the loop. Repeat this for any other buckles on the webbing (this also helps to dampen 'jingle').

Be extremely cautious when disguising your weapon. Your weapon is the most important item you are carrying. In the case of automatic and semi-automatic firearms, you must be careful not to cover the magazine, cocking handle, trigger, forward hand guard or pistol grip, select-fire switch, stock or the SIGHTS! So, there is not much left to camouflage then... Well the modern weapon really requires a paint job to be camouflaged. Diagonal strips of 3-colour scheme paint should do the job, though ensure the width and pattern varies to stop a pattern from appearing. If heavier camouflage is required, scrim around the barrel can be attached, but ensure that this does not block the sights. Scrim can be wrapped around Sniper rifle scopes, and put a lens cap over both ends to reduce reflections.

So there is a good start on visual camouflage. Next up, IR camo.

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)

03 July 2013

Sound familiar?

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Now, get out and TRAIN.

11 May 2013

It is not a new problem.

Let all who should read this consider carefully the words spoken here. If you count yourself among those that should hold these ideas I ask that you share these words.

Let us – once and for all – unite in the common defense of our beloved Republic.

Consider this:

What you are seeing, unspoken by most – understood by few – yet present in all of us;

an unspoken understanding that we are on an inexorable march to war. This is not a war that any of us wish for.

You see, we have witnessed the slow demise of all that we hold dear – one issue at a time. This has been a calculated assault that has marched to an inevitable conclusion for nearly 60 years.

The frustration you feel is rooted in an unspoken understanding that the statist intends to see this through to the bitter end. You have watched as they lament the evils of one belief at a time – always the greatest evil society has ever known. Yet, upon the securing of victory they seem to find yet one more grave evil.

There are not many grave evils left my friends – until our very existence becomes the gravest evil of them all. This is what so many now seem to understand, even if it yet remains a mystery to them.

You see, it is unmistakable now. You can only experience so many battles before you begin understand that your enemy means to annihilate you and all that you stand for. With each call to compromise comes the bitter realization that all we have really gained is yet one more call to compromise.

You find yourself looking around in utter disbelief – how did it ever come to this. You no longer recognize our new landscape of compromise. This once beautiful land has been defaced with the scares of a cultural war and the craters of statist munitions designed to remake all that we believe.

No, it is a hard thing to comprehend. There is truly an enemy of all we hold dear. They truly seek to destroy all that we have embraced. They shall never stop until all that they seek is achieved.

Let me be clear that all should understand – the statist means to secure total, unrelenting victory. Nothing less is acceptable to them. They WILL drive us to war to achieve their desires, regardless the cost.

That is the frustration you feel. It is the bitter, unspoken realization that we have no choice in the things to come. We have no choice because we are not those that drive this moral decline.

It is the statist.

They mean to finish what they have started – whether we want it or not.

So, my friends – we find ourselves at a crossroads. Where do we go from here?

If they shall strive to victory then we have but two very simple choices.

We can surrender or die.

It is that simple. This is so because the statist has made their choice. There are no other options for them. They are imminently close to final victory now. They cannot stop, they dare not stop – they must not stop. Our blood is in the water and they mean to finish us.

Their morally bankrupt utopia is but one dead God away from realization. We are dying my friends – and our enemy knows this. They mean to see it through.

The question you must now answer is “why am I here?” Have you given thoughtful consideration to this?

Does the world need to burn that you should realize something is wrong?

You look upon the outside world and you see the things of daily life. You lay your eyes upon the buildings, businesses, banks and occupations. It is as it has been for years.

Your eyes deceive you my friends.

It is the hardest of things to deny the physical reality laid bare before your very eyes. One cannot bear the thought that all may soon be lost.

Yet that is where we find ourselves.

Let us now turn from those divisions that should end our drive to restore the Republic.

Let the Christian and the Jew stand shoulder to shoulder. For we share a common bond in the inheritance of our Father Abraham and His Majesty King David.

Let the Patriot stand with the Christian and the Jew. For we all hold these truths to be self evident – that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. Among these being life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Let the Atheist stand with them all – for if this battle is lost you shall be forced to bow low to a god before men. You shall worship him or perish. He shall hold no regard for your love of logic and reason for he loves naught but power.

Let all who hold issue stand united. Our differences are not so great that our children should be exterminated for them. Let us all stand on but one common bond – the bond of liberty that we should once more see a day when we may debate the merits of all we hold dear.

Let us endeavor to set aside those things that should divide us that a more noble purpose finds its victory. Let us stand, brother and sister, comrades all – that should desire liberty above all things.

Unto the very cost of our lives.

I can no longer find the faults that once divided me from a brother of different regard so long as the Republic stands foremost in our conscience. I am a man of the Most High God, yet he is a God that loves all men that should lay their lives down that others may live.

I shall honor him and stand that our beloved Republic should remain a land of freedom that I might speak openly of his works and salvation. I shall honor him and stand for our beloved Republic that my brothers and sisters may choose but a different path.

That the right to choose shall remain the domain of all men.

For if we fail to stand as one I assure we shall fall as many. It shall be the blood of our children that stain the halls of a nation once proud – now passed away into the fires of time and a bitter memory of what once was.

Let not our differences serve to separate us and defile that which we hold sacred. Let us set aside all that should serve as stumbling block – so long as it shall be replaced by a singular love of liberty and the call of service in defense of our dying Republic.

Let that decision come soon as these days grow short.

There is little left of the land we once called “Liberty”.

Shall it be our hands that bleed that last vestiges of life from her?

Victory or death – Unknown.

03 May 2013

Freedom is for those who fight for it.

From Western Rifle Shooters, a message of hope, For those who understands the need for implacable resistance such as that demonstrated by the Free Poles, who persisted across generations until victory over those that would make them slaves. If Freedom and Liberty for your children and those you love be your concern;

There is even a modern anthem to go with such a burning desire to live free of oppression;

Yet another song of courage;

“I am as Resolutely Determined to Defend the Independence of Vermont, as Congress are that of the United States, and, Rather than fail, will Retire with hardy Green Mountain Boys into the Desolate Caverns of the mountains and wage war with human Nature at large.”--Ethan Allen

Can you do no less?

13 March 2013

Ruck up

Understand your limitations and those of your gear.

Rules of the Rucksack:
1. No matter how carefully you pack, a rucksack is always too small.
2. No matter how small, a rucksack is always too heavy.
3. No matter how heavy, a rucksack will never contain what you want.
4. No matter what you need, it's always at the bottom.

Packing Assault packs and there limits.

A look at the large Alice ruck

A measured look at the pack. I run a large Alice, with the Down East Industries Frame. Totally changes the game. Pricey, but I could not find a pack as rugged as the Alice with a good suspension for the price point of my set up.

If you have the bucks, buy the best pack you afford. your back and your trash will thank you.

Now ruck up and step off....Troop.

UPDATE; Mosby chimes in with more common sense...

Paramus Viam (We Prepare the Way)