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Wednesday, August 25, 2010



kerfuffle, carfuffle, kurfuffle [kəˈfʌfəl]
Informal chiefly Brit commotion; disorder; agitation
(tr) Scot to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrange
[from Scottish curfuffle, carfuffle, from Scottish Gaelic car twist, turn + fuffle to disarrange]

a) Anyone who thinks I bear Mike or Bob any grudge whatsoever is completely mistaken. Nor am I anything other than an informed reader of Baugh's material.

b) Read the damned book, along with the rest of Baugh's material.

Or not.

Just know that if you are commenting on Baugh's ideas without actually, you know, reading them, you risk appearing rather silly, a la:

"Did you hear that Becky saw Amy telling Mary that Susie overheard Janet saying that Louise asked Sarah if Betty kissed Jimmy at the hop last Saturday?"

c) It is possible that the upcoming North American war games will be fought over luncheons and afternoon teas by white-glove-wearing proper ladies amongst various chapters of the Junior League, the DAR, and the La Leche League.

But it's a heckuva lot more likely that the festivities will be a tad more...informal.

And I don't just mean sandwiches with the crusts left on.

In that case, I want as many friends, allies, and situational partners-of-mutual-convenience as I can muster in my AO.

Put it this way:

1) Can anyone name three ways in which the local working girls might be useful to the FreeFor?

2) Same question re one or more the local outlaw motorcycle gang(s).

3) Ditto re the local moonshiner.

4) And what about the snaggly-toothed gentlemen with the booby-trapped patches of cannabis sativa up in the hollers?

5) How about the corrupt cop?

6) Think the politician videotaped in flagrante with his male assistant might be a useful intel asset?

7) Do you think the owner of the local stolen auto parts emporium/"chop shop" might be worth having a conversation or two?

8) Think the Mexican cartels are only hauling illegals over the border? What else might they be smuggling or be willing to smuggle for the right price?

9) Who's more likely to have the pain meds and antibiotics needed by your daughter with the compound fracture - your local pastor or the local gang who knocked over your town's pharmacy once things turned sporty?

10) Assuming security could be arranged, would anyone turn down a deal to buy a million rounds of fresh Russian 7.62x39 and 1,000 AKs in good shape from a known Islamist once the balloon goes up?

I know that merely asking these questions proves that I am a splitter, a heretic, a collectivist stooge, and someone who flosses only infrequently.

So be it.

d) Some final questions:

- Did anyone out there do PT yesterday? How many times this week?

- When and what is the course of fire for your next range day?

- How is your food storage? Water treatment? Med supplies? Ammo?

- Have you spread your materiel across several different secure locations to minimize chances of a complete loss due to criminal or OpFor action?

- Is the tribe-building going well? If not, how can you fix that?

- What new skills did you learn over the past month?

Focus on events in your area, do what you need to do, and don't get caught up in distractions.

There's going to be a lot of disillusioned folks in the near term.

And a whole bunch of them are headed your way.

Tempus fugit.


Anonymous Redleg said...


In reference to this line " How is your food storage? Water treatment? Med supplies? Ammo?"

I would like to see you do a piece on Med Supplies, what and how much to have, storage considerations, shelf life, acquisition, and alternate/field expedients when meds become scarec, etc.


August 25, 2010 at 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Justin said...

"In that case, I want as many friends, allies, and situational partners-of-mutual-convenience I can muster in my AO."

I agree.

You have, in usual fashion, hit the nail on the head. Excellent post. No more distractions. This isn't a game.

Keep it up.

BTW- You floss irregularly? I NEVER floss. :-) You had me laughing out loud with that one.


August 25, 2010 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger sofa said...

thank you once again, sir.

August 25, 2010 at 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I recently suggested to you....change your monicker to "Concerned NORTH American". What are you waiting for ?


August 25, 2010 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Alvie D. Zane said...

crust on sandwiches!?

See, that's just the kind of thinking that's going to get us all labeled as fringe extremists.

redleg: check the left column of WRSA for a truckload of links to resources-many of which are PDFs that you could print out while there's still printer ink, electricity, and paper. ;)

August 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Two comments:

1. On general Kerfuffle-ness:

To steal a phrase from the early days of the Appleseed folks (slight cringe as this is typed):


"Stay On Mission, Stay On Message"

2. On friends and useful others:

Several of the scenarios in the third book in the "Enemies" trilogy by Matt Bracken ("Foreign Enemies and Traitors") merit a good study. There are numerous times where the Good Guys are aided by others who are sometimes questionable in various ways themselves. Nonetheless, these Freedom Outlaws (to steal a title from Claire Wolfe) do aid in pushing the ball forward for Team Freedom and/or provide consternation for Team Oppression. In several of these cases it's not really clear if the good outweighs the bad, which is realistic in that such situations will very likely be in our future.

We all don't wear white or black hats. Some are kinda dingy, some are solid grey. Some are blotted with mud, blood, feces or other societal waste.

Going forward, it will not be a nice Blue Uniform vs. Grey Uniform struggle. The lines will be blurred. The friends may be enemies, the enemies friend. We've left clearly delineated lines and entered the surreality of internal strife - get used to it. Also remember, like the statement "all politics is local" of old, in Civil Strife all warfare is local.

Get sorted out in your AO. Pay attention to what is going on Nationally and at the State level, but recognize that almost all action and effort that you can do, whether offensive or defensive, will happen at the local level.

Carry on, and Keep Your Powder Dry,

Atlas Shrug

August 25, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where I can get those La Leche League unit tabs and insignia?

August 25, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous LFMayor said...

ROFL! La Leche League... now I'm an unrepentant fan of breasts, but I'm here to tell you. When your kid is old enough to ask for a drink it makes my skin crawl.

We get those fanatics on our side and it's unstoppable.
Just my .02

August 25, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

PT- yesterday, today, every day. Check

Range - the first weekend in September. Check

Food - good but NEVER good enough (same for water and meds)

Tribe - got one, but needs work (on-going)

New skill set (monthly report) - crossbow & NVG practical exercises

August 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger J. Croft said...

If you want to clarify the lines you have to be the one who defines the terms of the conflict. That means going on the offensive whether that's social, political(local, anything above is locked out to us), and yes a shooting conflict.

Mike is so right-we will be making alliances with some of the most surprising people. Should it? Not really as we're all victims of the beast.

Alliances-make them. As many as you can. Just use some judicious common sense as there are a LOT of undercovers and snitches out there. Snitching pays... that could be used...

The thing you can do to make those alliances is have an open mind and a firm reputation. An open mind on who the enemy really is and who all has been victimized. A firm reputation as in you say what you mean, mean what you say. Be HONORABLE. There's such a dearth of that in today's 'murika-socially engineered that way-so keeping your word, even to people your acculturation and background, your conditioning screams at you to look down upon... you be honorable and keep your word you will get some surprising results.

And don't forget to approach people from where they're at. If you approach people from YOUR perspective, YOUR level of knowledge you probably won't get anywhere more than you are now.

August 25, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read his book. Some I could agree with X2, other ideas were offputting to say the least. what most came across though was that mr baugh thought very highly of himself. There was not much useful information in his book, it was entertaining at times though. I really couldn't solidly place him in any political realm known to me.

Having said that, if one holds a philosophical position which is later embraced by others with whom you otherwise vehemently disagree, do you a) abandon your position to them or b) accept what positives they bring along? maybe it is c)continue doing your own thing, without directly associating with them - keeping a respectful distance

August 25, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would seriously doubt that your (present) enemies will ever be your future friends. Maybe temporary associates useful in some way to move the/your mission forward, but friends(?), I don' theenk so, Lucie.

August 25, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Defender said...

In the final analysis, the Fellowship isn't really threatened by BAUGHromir.

My sister the nurse says medicine in pill form is good WAAAY beyond the printed expiration date. The drug companies want to sell you many more packages, frequently, is all.
That's why there are many more drugs for erectile dysfunction and excess acid than there are for, oh, mutating superbacteria. Antibiotics, you use for a week. Not much profit there. They don't see the connection that customers who use antibiotics for only that short week will be AROUND to use those life-long profitable Rxs.
It's just business.
That phrase will go down in history with "I was only following orders."

August 26, 2010 at 4:05 AM  
Anonymous TPaine said...

Had to make one comment: for many of the things posted toward the end, the premise is that most people will make a deal with the devil to get what they want (Would I ask the local gang who robbed the pharmacy to sell me drugs for my sick kid? Fuck no!)

When the SHTF, there will be people who will do anything for anyone in order to keep themselves safe. Including selling out to those they hate. Well, there will still be a few martyrs, and you can count me among them. I'm not compromising my ethics, and those who do will usually find out that those they "used" to get what they wanted will "use" them right back.

Do you sell out for a precious few more hours, or days, or months? Or do you live, and die, with respect as a human being? For me, that's not a choice.

August 26, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

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