November 2018 Notes

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November FTX will commence at 0800 on the 24th and run thru 1600 on the 25th at Training Area North.  Topics to discuss will be the 2019 Training Schedule and Open Source Intelligence Gathering.  This is the last FTX for the year.  Traditionally, December is set aside for the Christmas season and spending time with family and friends, despite all the forces trying to squish all the enjoyment out of it.    We will try to have a group gathering sometime near Christmas and resume training in January.


Items to consider this month –

Showed the Suture Practice Kit at Patcon 14 along with a video showing a very good technique for tying three types of instrument knots.  Also gave away a Raspberry Pi for the raffle.






Tula 7.62 x 39 8M3 Fragmenting ammo is still available for $240/1000 rnds from SGAmmo.




Mike MIles has a link to a really good article at on 4GW and the Militia.  RTWT.



Hunting season for Deer with a gun starts  on the 10th in these parts.  Season limit is still 6.




Gray Squirrel season opened last month and runs to the end of February.  Bag limit of 8 per day.  Easy to fill the freezer where you have stands of Hickory and White Oaks.






October came and went and left a big wake.  And here, even Halloween took on some extra meaning.




If not already done, mark your calendars for 6NOV.  Whatever the outcome of the elections, you can count on the Lefties having a conniption fit.  Potential local hot-spots are the Chapel Hill/ Durham/ Raleigh area with secondary incidents in Charlotte.  The bigger fires should occur farther north towards Baltimore and up that corridor where they have a history of government sanctioned riots and violence.  Ol’ Remus says “stay away from crowds.”








Towards the southern border, the U.S. Army is finally making the front door a little more awesome with a truck load of Victor Orban approved Concertina wire.   Makes for some good P.R. pictures, but sadly, there is a thousand miles along the border that badly need the same attention.  “Catch and Release” has such a dismal record as a deterrence to further efforts to cross the border by other than legal means by other than legal folks with other than legal motivations.  Europe is finally seeing some push-back with populist movements starting to make changes in immigration policy in their countries.  Perhaps not “too little – too late” for them to take serious actions to solve their problems.  For us, we have twenty times the problem and twenty times the border to defend and near zero determination to preserve at least the appearance of treating illegal immigration as the serious problem it is.  As with most failures of governments to address deteriorating social conditions, the one solution everyone is trying to avoid even discussing becomes the only one left, and at the time when implementation has become immediately necessary.  Last chance – Last choice.  As with Orwell’s 1984, Camp of the Saints was not supposed to be an instruction book.





Veterans Day is on the 11th.  The holiday comes and goes with a little less fanfare each year.  Veterans have earned much more respect and acknowledgement that they ever get.  All you have to do is look back a couple of decades to when this was just the opposite to find some motivation to make improvements in the future.  There is a real story that needs retelling behind this Rockwell painting.





In January, 1941, Roosevelt made his State of the Union address and spoke of “The Four Freedoms” when talking about helping the other countries involved in WWII, and in the spring of ’43, the Saturday Evening Post published a series of Rockwell paintings based on that speech.  “Freedom from Want” became the classic Thanksgiving picture ever since.





Make a reason to have a good Thanksgiving.














Patcon 14 AAR

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On October 6th, the 14th North Carolina Patriot Convention was held at Dixieland just a little north-east of Tarboro. There was a little less than two dozen participants for the three presentations and the roundtable discussion. There was plenty of Bar-B-Q for everyone for lunch and there were many good items at the raffle.

The first presentation was a brief demonstration of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. This model has the 64 bit quad-core 1.4 Ghz processor with 1 GB of memory and built-in wireless and Bluetooth, and uses the Raspberian Linux operating system. The Raspberry Pi runs from a 32 GB micro SD card. For $40, it’s a powerful little computer in a small package.

The second presentation was on some extra prepping considerations in anticipation for increased civil unrest post mid-term elections. This detailed local information gathering, finding your county emergency preparedness plan, and working on basic medical skills, including a brief demo on wound suturing practice.

The third presentation was on how fundamental common law has formed the basis for the body of law and constitutions of the original colonies to present day, and how we now have strayed from those principles meant to be easily understood by the common folk. This was very detailed, citing references from several different states that are worded very similarly addressing some of the same basic concerns in the states. There was a reading list with suggested further references.

The Roundtable Discussion covered the usual topics of what was seen as the most important immediate concerns and where those concerns would evolve in the next six months. Some of the issues mentioned were lack of the rule of law, where there is little to no accountability for certain people blatantly violating laws. Another was the increase in violence on the left, specifically with Antifa and similar local groups, seemingly sanctioned by local authorities.

Items given away at the raffle included two buckets of long-term emergency food from MyFoodStorage, several boxes of ammunition, a couple of books, and the Raspberry Pi from the demo.

Patcon15 is tentatively scheduled for 7 – 9 June, 2019.

October 2018 Notes

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October FTX will commence at 0800 on the 27th and finish at 1600 on the 28th at Training Area North.  Topics for discussion, other than Deer Season, will be water purification methods, and edible plants.



A popular thread for discussion over the past year(s) is “Civil War Two – The Cultural War”.  Not so much from the prepping aspect of the basics – beans, bullets, and bandages, but more along the line that there will be no clearly defined lines to fight along beyond cultural lines.  So it has been a great help that so many events have taken place in the past two years to help define where those cultural lines form and extend. 


Example #1.  Severe Trump Derangement Syndrome




A lot of the street violence that has been ignored, or maybe even encouraged by local politicians, while becoming irksome on a day-to-day basis, is increasingly pushing the limits of personal assault.  Examples of personal restraint in the face of these assaults, meaning nobody had to be shot, occur weekly.  Consulting with the Oracles, there will be a window of a few months duration between 3NOV2020 and 20JAN2021 where personal restraint will no longer save the day because Severe Trump Derangement Syndrome will likely progress into Stage 4 Terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Why everyone wants to kick off their wars in the winter is a topic best left for the psychiatrists, but there does seem to be a pattern there.  Maybe this post from Karl Denninger is the most clearly laid out.  You can bet there will be much more on this topic in the next year.



“Think Locally.   Act Locally.”   Seriously, there are over 400 square miles in this county.  We could be kept very busy, right here, for quite some time.




The constant recurring theme remains – “What can I do to get ready?”  With the premise that you don’t presently have enough guns and ammo and training, nor do you have enough friends with enough guns and ammo and training, a good place to start would be to buy your friend a gun and start practicing.  It’s Deer Season.  You’ll blend right in.




Buy your son or daughter a rifle.  Buy your friend’s son or daughter a rifle.  Maybe not a top-of-the-line Sako in .270 like this one, but maybe a good quality Howa in .243.  Buy some good quality ammo, then head out to your local range.  It’s a start.






Then, ditch your dependence on electronic social media platforms.  All of them.  Including your favorite little Pocket Devil, of either IOS or Android flavor.  It is not your friend.












September 2018 Notes

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September FTX will commence at 0800 on the 22nd and run thru 1600 on the 23rd.  Location TBD.  Stand by.



The main dish on the table right now is Hurricane Florence.  According to the National Hurricane Center, the eye will be almost directly over Alamance county in the wee hours of Saturday morning (that’s the 15th).  The majority of the expected 12 inches of rain will be dumped on us by then and the winds will have died down to “only” sustained 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.  Things will be a little dicey in the run-up during Friday.  If you need to go out and buy batteries and water, you need to go right this second as the shelves will be cleared before Friday gets here.  Check your Comms the next few nights.  This is not a drill.








August 2018 Supplemental

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NC PATCON 14 is 3-8OCT

Send your $25 ASAP to:

Brock Townsend
94 Roberson School Road

Tarboro, NC 27886

Details here: 





Patriot Conference 29-30SEPT

Send your $50 to David DeGerolamo before the end of this month at:

Appalachian Network Community Center

84 Roberts Road

Murphy, NC  28906

Details here:





Shelby Hamfest is the one big hamfest in North Carolina each year for 60 years.  Something for everybody.  Three days long.  Tickets are $8.00.  The Sunday raffle prize is an ICOM 7300.

31Aug – 2SEPT.  Cleveland County Fairgrounds

1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152
Approx. 35 miles west of Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Talk-In: 146.880 (-), No Tone – W4NYR Repeater

Details here: 






August 2018 Notes

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August FTX will commence at 0800 on the 25th and run thru 1600 on the 26th.  The weekend of the full moon in the longest, hottest month of the year.  Items for discussion will include fixed blade knives and multi-tools, and what to pack in your gun cleaning kits.




Towards that end, ITS Tactical has a story on exploding two gun myths.  Namely, don’t mercilessly clean your guns till they break, and don’t fall into the “My  X is just as good as a Y”.  If it does what it’s supposed to and it works for you, then it’s good enough.




August 7th is the closing deadline for submitting your comments to the U.S. Census Bureau on whether or not to include the question, “Are you an American Citizen”, in the 2020 Census Questionnaire form.  Seems like a legitimate question as the census numbers are constantly used for allocation of federal spending in the states and locally, for political representation.  Your tax dollars at work for the government you get to elect.  Anything else is called “Charity”.  The crazies over on the left coast however see this as an affront to all the illegal aliens they have on their voter rolls, and so are urging people to contact the Census Bureau and advise them not to have this question asked of their people, but to just treat everyone like they could actually maybe could  be real citizens and not just “wannabees”.  Only thing is, they don’t see how the monies you send in to the Federal Government thru taxes in your state get redirected to their state to fund those insane policies.  If it was only a question of utilizing their own state monies to redistribute within their own state according to their insane policies, this wouldn’t present such a dilemma to the other 49 states.  But no one ever says, “What happens in California, stays in California:, do they?  No.  So it would behoove you to go make your own recommendation thru comments to the Census Bureau that you would like them to accurately count American citizens this time around  and if those people here illegally feel they’re being denied their fair share from American taxpayers, they should contact their home embassies and file a formal complaint.  Or find a local charitable organization that will support them.  The U.S. Government is not by charter a charitable organization.





And, as far as who can vote in the next elections, we already seem to have all the voters that we can stand right now.  Maybe more than we can stand.





On another similar tact, this is the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s famous “Rivers of Blood”  speech  in 1968.   The BBC is currently working on recreating that event and causing a lot of controversy in the process.  More of the words we’re forbidden to say these days.





Case in point:  from Sweden, of all places.  A story of everyone having fun at the beach on a summer dayExcept some people are having more fun than others.  Makes you wonder just when will “the Saxon begin to hate”?




Lastly, some YouTube videos with recent dates that might be Militia related for you to consider.  And No, they’re not related to Russian sponsored propaganda sites aimed at affecting the 2018 mid-term elections.  It might be time for the local militias to start training the Community Preparedness Teams.

















“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep. And remember, Sobalev, many miles to go before I sleep”.








July 2018 Notes

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July FTX will commence at 0900 21JUL and run thru 1600 22JUL at Training Area North.  Item to discuss are water procurement and edible plants.  Easy subjects since we have an abundance of both in these parts at this time of the year.  And remember, some of us have invested some time and skill on these subjects.




Meanwhile, here are a few items to read up on prior to FTX.

Ammo is getting cheaper every week as there is still a glut on the market.  And no, you don’t have enough ammo already.  Nor do you have enough friends with guns who have enough ammo already.  What better time to work on this than now.



7.62×39 Red Army Standard 124gr FMJ Ammo, Bi-Metal Jacket, 1000rd Case.  $199 from J&G Sales.




1000 Rd (Bulk) – CCI Blazer Brass 9mm 115 Gr FMJ (CC5000BK1000).  $169 from  Ammomen.


From Breitbart London, Tunahan Kuzu of the DENK Party in the Netherlands stated, “When Dutch people see you as a foreigner, they are basically saying they feel superior and that you don’t belong.”  And then he went on a little further in his speech to say, “Any native Dutch people with concerns about “the changing face of the Netherlands, where different people from different backgrounds live together in a city like Zaandam or a neighbourhood like Poelenburg” should “get the hell out”.  Already past time to ask the Dutch people what they think of this forced immigration thing.  Good thing that can never happen here.



Well, maybe.  If the Lefties like Bret Stephens at the New York Times get their way.  ‘Ol Bret writes on the immigration problem, as seen thru the eyes of a New York City lefty, is that we just haven’t taken in enough folk from turd world countries to have the proper effect yet, because that’s the only alternative to kicking all you native-born white hicks in fly over country out of the country.  Destination – unspecified.  Go read his linked evil spiel at your own peril.  Else just read the synopsis with analysis over at American Greatness.



“The one thing I will say for the current year’s naïvecon boldness: it’s clarifying. Now we know where we all stand. Trump voters, take heed: Bret Stephens and his friends hate you. They despise you. They hold you in contempt. They want you kicked out of your own country and replaced by foreigners. They are your enemy.”




And if you need a good example of communists meddling in our elections, it’s happening right now here in our state.  Live in the 9th ( Lumberton, Laurenburg, Rockingham, Monroe) or 13th (High Point, Lexington, Mocksville, Statesville)  Congressional districts?  Commies from out-of-state are dumping millions of dollars into the campaign coffers of the local commies running for those seats in this years primaries.  That’s how bad they want to take over the state and trivialize you hayseed locals that just refuse to get with the New York liberal/commie program.  This means you must vote this fall to defeat those commies, while they’re still willing to let you vote.  Voter ID may help this time around.  Therein lies the story of the Soap Box, the Ballot Box and the Bullet Box.  Voting is easy and you only have to do it every other year or so.  Once you start pulling that bang switch, you’ll be doing it every day.  Choose wisely.



Just saying….show me your surprised face when it happens.



Two years after the recent Presidential elections, we’re finally starting to have Congressional level hearings into the wide-spread corruption of those Deep State people who, despite all their efforts to rig the election, miserably failed to get their way.  This is somewhat satisfying to watch but in the big scale of things, even after the facts have come out as to who did what, something we all mostly knew already  for all these years, not one has seen any consequences beyond having their names briefly in the news.  And we know there must be a hundred more still quietly sitting in place for every one of them that gets dragged kicking and screaming in front of the camera.  And they’re still out there working in some capacity to shape policy and politics, and not in a good way.  May be a good bit of agreement among the “deplorables” that if we don’t see that first bus load of Deep State types quickly apprehended and sent to Camp Delta (GITMO) awaiting their trials, there may just have to be some alternate means of resolution, the “cease and desist”  kind, handed out by the people.











“Civil Wars don’t start when a few guys hunt down a specific bastard. Civil Wars start when many guys hunt down the nearest bastards.” – An American, via Twitter



Just saying….show me your surprised face when it happens.



Finally, something that has been in the works for a few years, and still in the formative stage, is a document called, “Guidelines on Cooperation”, that outlines some areas of objectives and responsibilities, methods and communications, for coordination between the half-dozen or so “neighboring” Militias.  No, it’s not about standardizing everybody’s kit to look just like mine, or a wordy dissertation on who salutes whom, but mostly “why we fight” when that need arises.  From at the top:  —



“And no, you don’t have enough ammo already.  Nor do you have enough friends with guns who have enough ammo already.  What better time to work on this than now.”



 Not an agreement requiring anyone to sign off on and not quite ready for publication (and free promotion via the SPLC), but if any of you have something that’s important to offer, or some points that you would hold for yourselves outside such an agreement, this hottest part of the summer would be a good time to bring it up.  You just never know when things might really heat up just overnight and we need to have some kind of framework ready to go.  Direct your input to MajorHayseed at protonmail dot com.











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