When I was sent to learn CERT I had nightmares. CERT is like a soup sandwich. There is no real rank or command structure. Training is minimal and pretty much anyone can do it. I was sweating bullets thinking some 2nd Grade Teacher would call her self the “incident commander” and do stupid shit that would get people killed. I Continue reading Gung Ho! Become the Resistance!
Do you know who Lieutenant General Harold G Moore is? LZ X-Ray sound familiar? We Were Soldiers? Mel Gibson? Well here is his take on Battlefield Leadership. It is worth a read. Battlefield Leadership Preparations These preparations could fill a book; a few items: Read military history. Read small unit actions. Personality of a big battle is often Continue reading Battlefield Leadership Preparation and Conduct
Let me tell you why the STOMP and Special Operations Medical Bag by Blackhawk is a piece of shit. A lot of medics will disagree with me. They will disagree because they used it in AIT. If that is what you learned with, you tend to think its the greatest thing ever. So you have no experience with it. Let Continue reading Essential Characteristics of a Medic Bag
This is a situational report for present and perspective CMF members. The use of social networking platforms is integral to our enlistment efforts. However, it should be stated that views reflected publicly by CMF members are not views held by the CMF, as outlined within the CMF Code of Conduct. Social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and etc. will Continue reading National Militia – SITREP
GI’s (general infantrymen) have been modifying their gear as long as they have been bitching about their Officers. I am not an expert in every gear hacking enterprise. So I invite every reader to post about their favorite gear mods. Tactical Gear Hacker Skills Imagination: Guess what. Everything is open to being hacked. All your gear can be modified. I won’t Continue reading Tactical Gear Hacker!
What I am about to teach goes against International Standards for First Aid for lay rescuers. Ask me if I care. I don’t. Why? Because the international standards only get updated every 5 years so they are WAY behind in the use of Tourniquets. But also what they advocate for spinal injuries when it comes to Airway Management is not only wrong Continue reading Treating Cervical Spinal Neck Injuries when Disaster Strikes
In light of the recent Boston Marathon Bombing our contributors have been tasked to develop terrorism counter-measures. Fortunately our readers know strategic survival and tactical operating skills is kind of our thing. In this portion of the CMF online survival manual we will outline some parameters civilians and militia members can take to retrofit their vehicles with ballistics armor. This Continue reading Retrofitting Civilian Vehicles with Ballistics Armor for Combat and IED Survival
You have a problem. There is No Militia in your area? Solution: Make one! It’s called Tun’s Tavern. Look it up. Problem: You don’t have money, you can’t pay for college, you can’t give them medical and dental. The risks of personal injury, maiming, imprisonment, and death are great. You have nothing. Solution: You have nothing to lose! The only way out Continue reading The Problem is the Solution – The Absence of a Militia
The following is 15 commandments of Tactical Camouflage from the late Colonel David Hackworth aka Hack. If you don’t know who Colonel Hackworth is… Stop what you are doing and read his books. Including Vietnam Primer which is free on the Internet. The man was involved in every war from age 14 when he lied about his age to join Continue reading The 15 Commandments of Tactical Camouflage
Prolonged Prehospital Care aka Wilderness Medicine and Tactical Combat Causality Care (TCCC) are going to be the norm after a collapse. Meaning guess what your availability to advanced health care will be limited or non-existent. Also supplies will be limited. So I am going to present the best medical reading you can get for the lay audience. Public Domain SHTF Medical Publications Continue reading Resources for Medical Care in SHTF