Category Archives: Operational Secrecy

Free Five-gallon Buckets are Yours for the Asking

I have recently received several email inquires about how to get hold of inexpensive or free five-gallon buckets.  Now I have a lot of five gallon buckets, some I have paid for, but many that I have gotten for free. … Continue reading






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The “Grab & Go” squirrel cache concept

My friend Ed sent me this information on a type of cache that I was not familiar with.  I have been aware of various methods of burying caches and even hiding caches under water.  But I had never thought about trees as … Continue reading






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Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business for TERRORIST ATTACKS

Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business for TERRORIST ATTACKS is the name of a new publication put out by Rep Robert Pittenger, the Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.  it can be downloaded for free … Continue reading






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Alternate Uses of MRE Components

While MRE’s are normally used for food, that are several components that do have other uses than their intended ones. MRE toilet paper can be used to start a fire. Tabasco Sauce – A friend, who spent several tours overseas … Continue reading






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Understanding the Uses of the Military Crest of a Hill or Ridge

We have probably all heard of not allowing ourselfs to be silhouetted against the sky when on a ridgeline or hilltop, while hunting or not wanting to be seen. In law enforcement whenever we did surveillance in the hills, we … Continue reading






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Security From Electronic Monitoring, What to Look For

Today many of us are on an electronic leash of some kind, most of the day.  The most common being the cell phone, but it can be computers or video cams or even land line phone.  This leash means that … Continue reading






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Grey Man, Should you Be One?

Yesterday I wrote about 12 rules you can use to preserve your operational secrecy or being a grey man.  Today I wanted to talk about whether or not you should be a grey man.  First, what is a grey man, … Continue reading






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12 Rules to Maintain Operational Secrecy or Be a Grey Man

  I have been given a lot of thought recently to the subject of opsec (operational secrecy) and have come up with a few guidelines to help you preserve yours. Keep your mouth shut, during my career in law enforcement; … Continue reading






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How Far Away Can You See a Candle at Night?

We live in a world of light, almost anywhere in the United States you walk out the door in the middle of the night and you will see lights.  They are everywhere and as a result; we fail to fully … Continue reading






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Operational Secrecy is an Important Subject for Preppers.

  Operational secrecy is something that most of us would like to achieve.  But in today’s world, it is much harder to obtain.  Of cause for me, because of writing this blog mine is long gone.  But I knew that … Continue reading






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