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Tradecraft: Temporary Survival Shelters

In an outdoor survival situation, think clearly and try not to panic. It is a different experience than watching carefully selected highlights of shows like “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid”. In reality, the best way to survive an unanticipated emergency is to learn what to be ready for and practice doing it, before you need […]

Tradecraft: Starting a fire

(SurvivalSullivan) – Since one of our biggest fears is having to leave our homes and bug out into the woods in search of our BOLs or even just wander around until the dust settles, we need to know how to start a fire. It’s just one…

Tradecraft: Snares for survival

(SurvivalSullivan) – If there is any exercise in patience, it is snaring wild game, particularly the rabbit. Snaring involves learning by trial and error and knowing your quarry. Snaring is the most successful when you take the time to arm yourself…

Back in Black: The return of Black Bloc

(7513Media) – Since Donald Trump has been elected President, there has been a resurgence in Black Bloc tactics in resistance to the agenda of the new administration. Many anti-fascist groups feel the Trump presidency is a direct threat and are willing to…

The Long Road of Burundi’s Diplomatic Isolation

(GV) – Over the past several months, Burundi’s ongoing political-security crisis has exacerbated diplomatic tensions and local economic decline. In mid-2015, the repression of protests against the president’s controversial third term led to a failed coup and armed rebellions, sparking a…

Does Russia Pose a Threat to the US?

(SCF) – Because it’s not in Russia’s best interests to do so, the Kremlin hasn’t sought an unnecessary confrontation with the West. The suggestion that some Russians live in a Cold War era mindset easily applies to the US military industrial…