How to Move Around a Corner During WROL

Today we present our third tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to move around a corner during WROL.

 

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How to Cross a Wall During WROL

Today we present our second tip in a series taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tip will help you learn how to cross a wall during WROL.

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The Ultimate Survivalist – Today’s Quote

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

Doug Larson

Movement in Urban Terrain during WROL

Movement in Urban Terrain during WROL

Today we present the first in a series of tips taken from the U.S. Army’s FM 21-75, Basic Combat Skills Appendix D, Urban Areas.  This manual is Approved for Public Release and provides a great deal of useful information for the prepper forced to move through urban or built up areas following a breakdown in the rule of law which is sometimes called without rule of law or WROL.  Today’s tips will help you with Movement in Urban Terrain during WROL.

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Liddy on Strength – Today’s Quote

Take, for example, the African jungle, the home of the cheetah. On whom does the cheetah prey?  The old, the sick, the wounded, the weak, the very young, but never the strong.  Lesson: If you would not be prey, you had better be strong.

G. Gordon Liddy

Ike on Simple Pleasures and Survival – Today’s Quote

Our pleasures were simple – they included survival.

President & General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower

Snake Eater – How to Field Dress a Snake

Snake Eater is a slang term for a tough guy, or a special operations soldier.  It probably derives it’s origin from a practical exercise of the skill we’re going to be talking about today undertaken by trainees of the U.S. Army’s Jungle Warfare Training Center.  Light Infantry and Special Operations graduates of ‘Jungle School’ had a reputation…and they earned it.  Today’s lesson on how to field dress a snake is taken directly from the U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, SH 21-76 and is for informational purposes only.  Don’t try this at home, or abroad!

CAUTION
Take extreme care in securing snakes–the bite of some poisonous snakes can be fatal. Even after a snake’s head is cut off, its reflex action can cause it to bite, injecting poison. The best time to capture snakes is in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are low and they move slow. Kill or use a long stick to pin down its head and capture it. To pick up a snake, place the index finger on the top rear of its head with your thumb and middle finger on either side of the head behind the jaws. Keep your index finger on top of snake’s head to prevent it from turning inside its skin and biting you. 

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Cold Weather Canteen Tips – Top 10

Keeping hydrated in cold weather is just as important as keeping hydrated in hot weather but presents the additional challenge of making sure your water source stays liquid.  Here are the Top 10 Cold Weather Canteen Tips

  1. The only place better to store water than inside your canteen is inside your body…drink plenty of water as staying hydrated helps your body regulate temperature better.
  2. If possible, select a canteen that allows for some expansion when freezing without breaking.
  3. When freezing can’t be avoided leave room for expansion by filling your canteen about 2/3 full.
  4. Carry your canteen as close to your body as possible to keep it from freezing.  Canteen can be carried inside your jacket or between your layers of clothing.
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Snow Blindness

Andrew’s Note:  The weather in my neck of the woods lately has reminded me of the dangers of Snow Blindness…yes I forgot my sunglasses for a drive I had to take recently so I had to grab my spares out of my Get Home Bag. 

Every prepper in snow country should know the symptoms and treatment for Snow Blindness…and even more importantly what steps to take for prevention.  The following information is from TC 21-3 Soldier’s Handbook for Individual Operations and Survival in Cold Weather Areas (Approved for Public Release).

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Knots a Prepper Should Know

Andrew’s Note:  A prepper buddy of mine has been experimenting with and teaching himself knots recently…got me to thinking about what basic knots a prepper should know and as I do for many prepper skills…I went to look for military wisdom on the subject that I could apply to the art and study of preparedness…Prepography.  The following information is from TC 21-3 Soldier’s Handbook for Individual Operations and Survival in Cold Weather Areas (Approved for Public Release).

USEFUL KNOTS

A rope is only a limp coil of hemp or nylon. It is useful only when you are able to attach it to itself or another object. The six basic knots described below will fit all your needs for tying rope together or onto equipment or personnel.

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