Thursday, February 25, 2016

Prepper's Home Defense By Jim Cobb - An Introduction to Security Strategies Book Review

The copy of Prepper's Home Defense- Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary that I am reviewing here is by Jim Cobb.  It is published by Ulysses Press and is copyrighted 2012.  For those searching for it by ISBN: 978-1-61243-115-4.

The topic of this work is of great contemporary interest to Americans from all walks of life.  There is an innate drive to protect that which is yours, both material and family from the unknown ravages of an uncertain future.  It is common practice for books of this genre to approach the subject from an assumption that "SHTF" or "TEOTWAWKI" is in effect.  This is not different, as the opening planning assumption in the introduction is that "a long term lapse in social services" is present

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sum of All Fears: Your own HomeBrew SCIF (Secure Facility to resist Electronic Eavesdropping) By Team Skiff!

There are some of you out there who have expressed interest in making a home brew SCIF.


There are a number of reasons what this is largely impractical, cost being the primary one and the continual certifications and inspections are just beyond the means of the vast majority. The decades of engineering design that has gone into making RF (radio frequency) proofed, secure enclosures are not something that you can just do “off the cuff”. However, you CAN make a usable space that seriously degrades the ability of anyone on the outside from figuring out what you are doing on the inside. That is the purpose of this article, and is presented for educational purposes only. The risks that you assume in following my writing, or any of the linked documents or sources is entirely your own. That said, let us proceed with the proceedings! But first, a cool video clip to establish the mood for the piece... you'll see a few glimpses of a SCIF in this.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SHTF Self-Education Book Review Series: From the Library: A Message to Garcia

One of the core books that all fresh prospective 2nd Lieutenants are directed to read is Elbert Hubbard's classic, "A message to Garcia".  The copy that I am reviewing here is the hardcover from my personal collection, it is copyrighted 1977 and 1982.  The publisher is Peter Pauper Press, Inc.  I have to say, the book as seen on the shelf is not overwhelming.  There is no graphically tweaked cover design, no attention grabber that says, "buy this!".  What did tell me to buy it was the Chain of Command, and in this, they were so, so right that anyone (military or civilian, no matter your age or station in life) is totally wrong if they do not go and read it.  Yes, it is that important.  I will even venture to call it a foundational work.



Monday, February 15, 2016

SHTF Book Review Update: "Coup D'Etat" Back in Stock !!

Coup D'Etat was temporarily SOLD OUT after our book review in January.  Amazon advises us that the book is now back in stock and available for purchase.




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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Home and Personal Security, An Ongoing Saga

A home is a mans' castle.  It is the hearth that sustains him and his kin, it provides a refugim for his wife and children to flourish within.  That is why it is a vital responsibility and sacred mission to keep everyone within it safe from harm at all hours of the day or night.

Monday, February 8, 2016

An appeal to Reason - Catholic Bishop states "Germany must take in fewer refugees"

From the english language German paper, "The Local" - because the cultural marxists who control the mainstream press will never report on this.  Only those who wish to save Western civilization will.

"As a church we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees," Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, told the Passauer Neue Presse daily.


Germany cannot "take in all the world's needy," Marx added.

The question of how to respond to the migrant crisis, he asserted, should not solely be a matter of "charity but also reason.""

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SHTF Self-Education Series: From the Library: Phantom Soldier- The Enemy's Answer to U.S. Firepower

For those of you who have been with us a while, you will recognize the theme of 4th Generation Warfare as a common refrain.  What I have for you today is a look at H. John Poole's work, "Phantom Soldier- The Enemy's Answer to U.S. Firepower".  It is published by Posterity Press and is copyright 2001.  I am reviewing a first printing of the work here.



Ten LAWFUL Acts of Political Resistance for Liberty Guerillas

A few years ago, my co-blogger Partyzantski had mentioned the self-help book,
"Total Resistance", which is this week's SHTF Self-Education From The Library book review selection in an online "conservative" discussion forum.  Many of the comments from those without any military background or training were negative - they couldn't understand the value of a manual dedicated to "Total Resistance", and found that the guerilla operations information to be unsettling and unhelpful in a "peaceful democracy" like the USA.



Well - things have changed, haven't they?

SHTF Self-Education Series: From the Library - TOTAL RESISTANCE by Maj H. Von Dach


 

Today, I am compelled by conscience to write a review of a classic treatise on guerrilla warfare and underground operations.  I present to you Maj H. Von Dach's timeless classic, "Total Resistance".  The last guerrilla manual reviewed here was Scott Wimberly's book, "Special Forces Guerrilla Warfare Manual".  While the work of Wimberly is a rich vein of information ore, "Total Resistance" is written from a different perspective and strip mines the ore in a different field.  I will illustrate that in this review, while filling you in on the content and context of the work.  Both books belong on your shelf after you read them, and I will illustrate why- they are complementary works.  They go together like milk and cookies.  While Wimberly's book does not appear to be banned in Germany, Major Von Dach's IS (1)  It may hit too close to home for the comfort of the Frau Merkel apparatchik class.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Truth, Reconciliation and TRUMP - Not a "True Conservative", but neither is America - Trump Truth on Big Insurance and the Unholy Trinity

This is a continuation of my explanation for the Trump phenomena which most of the official pundit class doesn't understand and therefore, can not adequately address or comment on.



In this post, I will briefly outline that Trump, over and above the partisan pundits of both sides, completely understands and reads the psyche of the modern American voter, and is a brilliant transmitter of shorthand messaging.  I predict that college political science and journalism classes in the future will be using the 2016 primary season as a lesson in target marketing and messaging for years to come.  It will set a new standard and in retrospect, so many will say,
"Of course I saw that coming ...."


Got Entropy? Moar Cryptography and Security Hints for Beginners

My first post an introduction to cryptography leads us to this second post which will get into random numbers (wow, exciting!) which are absolutely essential to crypto.  Most of what we see in computer programs and on calculators, as well as statistical programs is pseudo-random numbers from a pseudo-random number generator (PRNG).  What is really needed to ensure randomness is a hardware random number generator (HWRNG).  What is the difference between the two and sources of quality entropy is the topic addressed here.