It dawned on me I hadn’t posted this video yet.
During WWII the German Army maintained several interesting ideas concerning Light Infantry and Mountain Troops that were a natural evolution of the WWI ‘storm’ or shock troop tactic, which itself in many ways an outgrowth of the small unit thinking, many of which were rooted in European hunting traditions- one of which being the hooded archer’s shirt. The kampfjägers (German for ‘fast movers’) were one such unit that worked to effectively hunt communist guerrillas at the small unit level in the Balkans. Well documented in Elford’s The Devil’s Guard, the Jäger or Hunter approach to Light Infantry rendered the best aspects of Insurgents themselves- surprise, to the role of the Infantrymen on the ground. Such a paradigm benefits partisans far more than the contemporary bulky, noisy hybrid Light/Mechanized Infantryman of today. The success of such a decentralized model is one that seems to be re-recognized and thus…
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Much like gear, weapons, etc.. I think we as armed prepared citizens should always get the best bang for our buck, and the best we can afford. With Primary Arms, you can get a quality sight that you can count on, without breaking the bank to do so.
Over the years there has been a lot of thought put into how troops can conveniently carry their personal, team, and platoon level first aid gear. It would behoove the Survivalist to take a lesson from the military when it comes to carrying this type emergency gear.
Both the left and center pouches are the same compass/field dressing pouch. The left has a lensatic compass, and the middle has two field dressings (old style, non “Israeli” dressing ) shoved into it.
Old style field dressing on the far right. A military style magnesium fire starter on the far left for scale.
Starting with the lowest level, you have the basic First Aid/Compass pouch that we all used in the military to carry an “OLd School” field dressing or a compass. this is the minimum you should carry for a trauma/gunshot injury. Although most of us think it is too spartan…
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Although I’ve done a number of posts about Survivalistfirearms, I haven’t put my thoughts on the blog about the logistics of keeping them running. Brushbeater did a good job here of pointing out the problems and some solutions for long term firearms issues.
AR-15 vs. AK-47. 7.62 vs 5.56. 308!! Mil-spec, mil-surp, match grade, green tip, etc, etc, etc. If you’ve been a shooter any amount of time, you’re familiar with these terms. In the internet-land these are hotly debated for some reason, each time by people who’ll no doubt prove this time around that their choice is the right choice, yours is not if you disagree, and whatever they’ve bought is by default the best (because they say so of course, along with it’s high price if talking among champagne elitists or it’s budget…
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