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DEAD DROPS AND DAUGHTERS

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Passing Notes

The “dead drop” has its history firmly rooted in espionage tradecraft. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s simply a way to pass messages between two people using a secret location that doesn’t require the two of them to meet. Also known as a “dead letter box”, the container is usually hidden in a location that wouldn’t raise suspicions if either operative were seen there. Continue reading DEAD DROPS AND DAUGHTERS

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HOW TO MAKE BONE-DRY TINDER EVEN IN A DOWNPOUR

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Problem: Cold and Wet

So what do you do when you’re out in a torrential rain with no man-made tinder on you and you need to get a fire going? Everything is soaking wet and finding dry tinder is really challenging.

Here’s how to make your own tinder using heartwood scrapings:

First, locate some dead wood. The dead limbs attached to the lower part of a tree underneath the live branches are known as squaw-wood.This is one of the easiest materials to use for creating dry tinder as these branches are somewhat protected from Continue reading HOW TO MAKE BONE-DRY TINDER EVEN IN A DOWNPOUR

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VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

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Semper Paratus (Always Ready)

The weather was cool, but it was a nice evening for dinner downtown with his wife and daughter. Chris parked his truck in the adjoining parking lot as the girls jumped out and headed toward the restaurant to get their seat. He threw on his coat, locked up the car and turned to catch up with the girls already approaching the door of the restaurant. This night was like any other night and they looked forward to a good meal from a place they’d been to countless times. Continue reading VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

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