Forward Observer Podcast Episode 002 – James Wesley Rawles (Survival Blog)

Welcome back to another addition of the Forward Observer Podcast.  This week we have James Wesley Rawles on the show (interviewed by former Associate Editor, Ian Hawthorne), and a very special announcement

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Building Tribe, II

Part Two

We, as preppers, tend to let the potential future bad times take precedence over the good moments in our lives today. Sure, the government sucks, rule-of-law is gone, and Islamo-fascist jihadists

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Forward Observer Podcast Episode #001 – Source Recruitment & Operations Security

Welcome to the very first FO Podcast.   It’s been a long time coming!  Thank you for listening in, we appreciate your support, and we hope to provide you with interesting and informative content

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Building Tribe, Part I

I get asked a lot, both in training environments and via email, “John, I understand the importance of tribe, but how do I go about finding like-minded people to form a group? Should I join a group

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Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

This article outlines what I see as the four greatest kinetic threats to preppers.  By kinetic, I mean physical threats of force.  This list doesn’t include dehydration, starvation, illness or natural

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Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life and Death of America’s First Spy

Nathan Hale grew up in Connecticut at a time when church attendance wasn’t just a moral or social obligation, but also a legal one.  His father instilled in him the virtues of being a devout

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Combat Mindset and Killer Instinct

Many people in the firearms and prepper-survivalist communities like to ramble about their impressive “combat mindset” and “killer instinct.” People who have repeatedly faced violence successfully

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NSA Revelations All in One Chart

This is a plot of the NSA programs revealed in the past year according to whether they are bulk or targeted, and whether the targets of surveillance are foreign or domestic. Most of the programs fall

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How a Chinese National Gained Access to an Arizona Terrorist Center

Lizhong Fan’s desk was among a crowd of cubicles at the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center in Phoenix. For five months in 2007, the Chinese national and computer

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Non-Attributional Wafare

I just read an interesting article entitled, “Epic Landpower Fail,” in which the author, a US Army Major and strategy professor at West Point

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