SHTF Shelters in Winter Weather

The Defensive Training Group

So, you’ve decided that you have no other option than to bug out in winter weather.  That means you’re going to have to shelter during rest.  To do that, you need to understand what you need to do/have to stay alive without a fire if you’re not in a semi-secure (meaning remote where there’s a good chance nobody else who means you harm is located) area.

No fire?!?!?!?!

Yes, it can be done, and can be done quite handily.  I know; for about 8 years (in my 50’s), I would go to a very, very cold forested area in a very, very northern area, and practice what I preach.  So, that said, and, of course, YMMV, depending on where you are located.  Fires are wonderful, and you should have them whenever you can, but sometimes they’re a distinct disadvantage, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you can…

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Shelter: Why Tents Suck

The Defensive Training Group

tent danger

Bottom line first:  As the title indicates, DTG is decidely no fan of tents for survivalist or mobile NPT scenarios that may require sheltering from weather.  Look at the graphic above:  Do you think the occupants saw/heard this guest coming into their camp?  Of course, the photo indicates this was a ‘simple’ camping trip, and other factors are sure to be present that drew the uninvited guest in to check things out, but the main point is the apparent haste in which the occupants left the tent….and all their belongings.

Another reason we don’t recommend any tent, to include individual ‘bivy’ shelters are due to the logistics involved:  Shelter is hauled on your back.  Any shelter that has rigid support stucture (poles or springs, such as ‘instant’ pop-up shelters/tents) tend to make the load being carried unbalanced (more or less), and once set up, blocks vision, restricts movement, or retains…

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Newly-elected Philadelphia DA fires 31 from the DA’s office in first week

Fellowship of the Minds

larry krasner Larry Krasner: Put in office with the backing of George Soros

Last week I told you about this newly-elected DA, the one who vows to “trade jails for schools.”

Krasner is moving quite fast to fundamentally transform Philadelphia and focus on “fair and effective criminal justice”.

And take a wild guess as to which proggie player spent over $1.7 million to help get Krasner elected? You should not be shocked that it was the evil Soros.

From Philly.com: Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ousted 31 members of the office Friday, a dramatic shake-up and the first major staffing decision announced by the city’s new top prosecutor, just three days after he was sworn in.

Krasner’s spokesman, Ben Waxman, said the dismissals were part of a “broad reorganization” of the office’s structure and a way to implement a culture change in an institution Krasner frequently criticized during the campaign.

In seeking their…

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Epidemic of medical boots: Now it’s Rep. Jackie Walorski

Fellowship of the Minds

It’s an epidemic!

Of politicos wearing a medical or orthopedic boot.

First, it was Hillary Clinton, first seen on October 15, 2017 with a medical boot, ostensibly because she broke her right toe “while running downstairs wearing heels and falling back”. Two months later, on Dec. 14, she’s still wearing an orthopedic boot, although of a different color — navy blue instead of grey.

Then, it’s RINO Sen. John McCain, first seen on November 6, 2017, with “the boot” on his right leg, ostensibly because of a “minor tear” in his right Achilles’ tendon. 17 days later, he switched the boot from his supposedly injured right foot to his healthy left leg. McCain nonsensically explained he did so in order to give the left leg “a break” because it “was doing extra work to compensate for the boot” on his right leg.

Next, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was seen…

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Well Damn….

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

But he was oppressed, or something I bet..

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Police have killed the suspect in a series of three shootings that occurred throughout downtown Harrisburg and Allison Hill on Friday afternoon.Police identified the suspect late Friday as 51-year-old Ahmed Amin El-Mofty, a man who has ties to the area.Around 4 p.m. on Friday, in the area of 3rd and State Streets, multiple shots were fired at an occupied Capitol Police car. The window of the car was broken, and the officer inside was not harmed.About twenty minutes later, El-Mofty opened fire on a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle. A female trooper was wounded, but is expected to be okay, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico.Around 6 p.m. Friday evening, police found El-Mofty near 17th and Mulberry on Allison Hill. After an exchange of gunfire between the police and the suspect, the suspect was killed.

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Salisbury: Armed Robbery Sunday Night in the Taco Bell Parking Lot on E. Innes St. Robber Takes $3,000 Beretta Pistol at Gunpoint

Rowan Free Press

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Matthew Edwards, 18, of E. Horah Street in Salisbury was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” in the Taco Bell parking lot at 602 E. Innes Street on Sunday night.  Taken by surprise, Edwards was forced at gunpoint to place his hands behind his head and face the other way while the gunman relieved him of a fully automatic $3,000 Beretta 92/96, a holster, and a double magazine.  The total value of the pistol and accessories was $3,125.  No injuries were reported, but another killing weapon is on the streets. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 10:30 p.m. No injuries resulted from the holdup.

No suspects have been arrested or described at this time.

Manifest of stolen items from Matthew Edwards from the Salisbury Police event report:

Beretta 92/96 pistol:

The Taco Bell parking lot at 602 E. Innes was the…

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