The Prepared Homestead: Intro to Family Herbal Medicine

The Prepared Homestead will present an introduction to family herbal medicine on Friday evenings from July 7th, 2017 through September 8, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00pm in Cocolalla, Idaho.

Family Herbal Medicine

Come spend Friday Evenings July 7-Sept 8 5:30-8:00 PM on the homestead learning about Family Herbal Medicine and working with herbs. Herbalism has been around for thousands of years. It has been the traditional method used by people on every continent to support health and bring healing. Today there is a resurgence, a renewed interest in taking charge of our own health and educating ourselves on family herbal medicine know-how. In this 10 week program my goal is to build your confidence in your knowledge and ability so you feel equipped to take care of your family’s basic health needs. Each of these sessions is available individually, they are also available at a discount as groupings (see description below) or at a significant discount when you register for the entire program.

What we will cover over the 10 weeks –

Session 1: Introduction to western herbalism & Burns, Stings, & Rashes


  • Why use herbs? Why study family herbal medicine?
  • Basic safety precautions
  • What herbs are growing around your yard you can use to ease stings and bites
  • How to heal a burn fast and reduce scarring
  • Herbs for skin rashes, diaper rashes, and facial breakouts
  • You’ll also learn the basics of making a poultice and when to use this type of treatment as well as drying herbs, part 1

Session 2: Wounds, Bruises, & Cuts

  • How to stop a bleeding injury
  • Best herbs for reducing swelling
  • Herbs that eliminate infection
  • Herbs to have in your family First Aid Kit
  • In this session we will learn to make a soothing compress and continue our discussion on drying herbs

Session 3: Coughs, Colds, & Congestion

  • Intro to wildcrafting
  • Learn the difference between types of coughs and which herbs to choose for each type
  • How to shorten the length of a cold
  • Herbs that help reduce congestion and allow for easier breathing
  • In this session we will make some herbal honey and cover the basics of an herbal bath & steam

Session 4: Fevers, Teething, & Ear Infections

  • When to worry about a fever
  • What herbs to use for different types of fevers
  • Herbs to soothe teething pain and irritability
  • How to treat ear infections naturally
  • We will cover the basics of making an infused oil

Session 5: Indigestion, Diarrhea, Constipation & Stomach Ache

  • We’ll talk about the importance of regular bowel movements and which herbs help
  • Herbs that are good for soothing stomach ache
  • How to reduce IBS and intestinal inflammation
  • We’ll discuss when to make a decoction and infusion and practice making both

Nourishing Herbal Infusion

Session 6: Tonic Herbs

  • This week we move into using herbs for daily health
  • We will cover my favorite herbs to take and what they are good for
  • Using Herbs as your vitamins
  • I will show you how to make a Nourishing Herbal Infusion

Session 7: Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, & Headaches

  • Strategies for reducing stress and anxiety
  • How to use herbs to reduce the effects of anxiety
  • What herbs help quiet the mind and make it easier to fall asleep
  • Herbal treatment for tension headaches
  • In this session we will make an herbal tincture

Session 8: Menstrual Disorders

  • Herbs you can use to reduce cramping and eliminate bloating
  • Treating excess bleeding with herbs
  • In this session we will also discuss diet and lifestyle
  • We will create an infusion blend and a soothing massage oil

Session 9: Adaptogens & Immune Boosters

  • Reduce incidence of illness by using herbs
  • Increase your ability to handle stress and bounce back faster
  • My favorite adaptogens to use and how to easily incorporate them into your life
  • When to use herbs to boost immunity and when not to
  • Benefits of Bone Broth and basic recipe
  • In this session we will make an infused vinegar

Session 10: Balancing Female Hormones

  • Top 6 herbs for balancing hormones
  • Herbal protocol for taking control of your hormones once and for all
  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Where to buy reliable herbs
  • Making your own capsules

This is 25 hours of herbal instruction and hands-on learning opportunity!

Each session costs $35 when bought individually.

You receive a 20% discount if you purchase one of my grouped sessions:

  • Session 1-5 $140.00
  • Session 6-10 $140.00

Or if you are ready to jump in and take control of your family’s health, then sign up for the entire Family Herbalism Course for only $250.00! That’s a savings of $100

I have space for only 10 people in each class. This is a very interactive, hands-on herb class so be ready to learn tons and have fun doing it!

**Cost for supplies is extra. The list will be emailed to you upon confirmation of enrollment or you can pay a small fee and I will provide all the supplies necessary for each session.

The Prepared Homestead: Start Your Own Poultry Processing Business

The Prepared Homestead is offering a workshop in starting your own poultry processing business.  The cost is $49 per person and will be held July 1st, 2017 and July 29th in Cocolalla, Idaho.

Who is this workshop for?

Those interested in learning how to humanely, cleanly and efficiently process poultry. And those who are looking for a small business opportunity.

We started out processing our own poultry and in an effort to help us pay for the equipment we started taking on a few other people’s birds. In no time at all, we were able to stay busy processing as many birds as we wanted within our model.

What will you learn?

How to humanely, cleanly and efficiently process poultry (hands on practicum)
How to run a poultry processing line
Learn all the costs involved with processing
Learn the rules and regulations of processing in Idaho
Marketing, pricing and keeping happy customers

Cost? $49 per person

When? Based on the majority interest we came up with two dates: July 1st and July 29th. The workshops begin at 10 AM.

Where? Cocolalla, at The Prepared Homestead. We will provide directions after you register.

Bring a sack lunch!

How do I sign up?

  1. Click on the link below to pay for a class seat.
  2. Comment in the facebook group: The Prepared Homestead – Workshops and Classes on the pinned post with your date. Please keep in mind that we need a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 10 per class date. First come, first served.

Reserve Your Spot!

Source: The Prepared Homestead – Start Your Own Poultry Processing Business

CSG Groundrod I & II, July 6-9, 2017 in Prosser, WA

Combat Studies Group will bring their Groundrod Primer/I and Groundrod II classes to Prosser, WA in July.  Groundrod I (Primer) will be held July 6th and 7th. Groundrod II will be held on July 8th and 9th.

GroundRod Primer  –  Internet and digital tradecraft

GroundRod Primer is designed to address the fundamental concerns of journalists, concerned citizens, activists, whistle blowers, missionaries and liberty lovers in general, with regard to digital security. Whether hackers, governments, criminals or acts of espionage; our privacy is in serious jeopardy.

You will learn to secure your devices and communications in the following ways:

Properly employ symmetric and asymmetric encryption
Create and safely store powerful passwords
Guard against common criminal and state level intrusion techniques
Recognize unsafe software you are using now and explore safe replacements
Surf the web anonymously
Explore the deep web
Transfer files safely
Communicate securely and privately
Understand and deal with malicious firmware

GroundRod Primer is meant to take the uncertainty and guesswork out of digital security, give you a fundamental base of knowledge to grow from and get you up and running with the highest levels of security available TODAY.

Follow on courses will delve deeper into these subjects and address escape and evasion techniques and other tradecraft.

Gear Requirments

* Laptop
* Three USB thumbdrives (4-8 GB)
* Note taking materials
* extension cord

$ 350

GroundRod 2  covers the following:

– Review of GroundRod Primer skills

– Discussion of current events as they relate to privacy, security and liberty

– In depth study of the Invisible Internet Project / I2P

– Setting up anonymous mail service via I2P

– Exploration of Zeronet and other distributed networking systems

– Setting up and using Retroshare with extra anonymity

– The latest in encryption techniques, including ECC

– Setting up open source router firmware

– Metadata analysis

– Testing secure alternatives to Skype and other mainstream teleconferencing software

– The latest in crypto-currency trends, techniques and software

– Real-world tradecraft application

– Setting up resilient, “Ministry of Truth” proof websites

– Hands on training for SEPIO laptop owners

– and tons more………

You can find a review of Groundrod I (Primer) on Forward Observer through this link.

If this course is centered on two things, it’s problems and solutions.  In a more technical sense:  vulnerabilities and countermeasures.  What is an adversary’s “attack surface”and how do we harden ourselves against that attack?  Utilizing electronic means to communicate — whether that’s via the internet, a cellular network, or radio signals — opens us up to electronic surveillance (at a minimum) and possibly direct targeting to exploit our communications.  As was discussed in the class, Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), who was the director at both CIA and NSA, famously quipped, “We [the US] kill people based on metadata.”  Your cell phone number, its IMEI number, call times and duration (what’s referred to as “exposure”), and geolocation of those calls are all examples of metadata.  Furthermore, your email address, IP address, and MAC address are metadata easily found via the internet.  This metadata is associated to the caller or emailer, which is another data point in your pattern of life.  With sufficient data points, analysts like myself  can map out your pattern of life and begin to anticipate future activity.  That’s a vulnerability, and it’s one that deserves a hard look.

To register for the classes, go to the Combat Studies Group website and then the Store page and scroll down to Class Deposit with the Buy Now button. You will need to then email them after making the $100 deposit to specify the class date and location for which you are registering.

Sparks31 Grid Down Communications class, Seattle, June 3-4

TOWR_LOGO_V2The Order of the White Rose is hosting Sparks31 on June 3-4, 2017 for his Grid Down Communications Class.

If you’re familiar with Sparks31 and his comms work, then you know there is no better communications training out there. His Grid Down Communications class is one of the most sought after courses in the country for patriots and survivalists, and with good reason. It’s a two day class that will challenge you and give you hands on training in communications for SHTF and grid down scenarios. You’ll learn about what radio equipment to buy and how to use it, as well as how to best set up for a grid down situation to use the minimum amount of power necessary. You’ll be looking at how to set up a listening station, how to take notes on the information you’re collecting, and how to set up a rig that can travel — and a LOT more.

In 2017, Sparks is only doing one Grid Down Communications class in the state of Washington all year — and TOWR is sponsoring it.  You will NOT want to miss this class, and signing up early means you’ll save money as well. The class is June 3-4, 2017, and if you sign up now you’ll get a discount of $150 off the full class price. You’ll want to do this, because our last class filled up quickly!

This is a two-day class. Topics include:

  • Considerations for Grid-Down/Resilient Communications
  • Equipment Selection
    • Radios
    • Antennas
    • Basic Off-Grid Electric Power
    • Basic Test Equipment
  • VHF/UHF Communications Monitoring
    • Equipment Selection
    • Low-Level Voice Intercept Operations
    • Basic Radio Direction Finding

No equipment or prior knowledge is required to attend this class.  All you need is a notebook, writing implement, and a willingness to learn as much as possible.

The class will be held in the Seattle area, and those who register will receive venue information and time.

DATE: June 3-4, 2017
LOCATION: Seattle area
EARLY BIRD: Now until March 31: $200
April 1 – May 31: $250
After June 1 and at the door: $350

You can sign up by emailing us at Get your seat reserved now!

Click here for the White Rose page.

Ham Radio Technician Exam Preparation Class, Jan. 28th & Feb 4th, 2017

Members of the Lower Yakima Valley Amateur Radio Club (LYVARC) and the LVA will be holding an exam preparation class for the FCC Amateur Radio Technician license on the Saturdays of Jan. 28th and Feb 4th, 2017. This a two-part class which will run from 8am-5pm each day. It is difficult to cover all of the material in two days, but we will try hard to keep on topic and cover most of the material. The class will follow the chapters of the ARRL‘s Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition. The book is not required for class, but it will help you study.  You can purchase the book through the ARRL link above, through other book retailers, or Matt has several copies available that you can purchase at cost at the monthly meetings. If you’d like to participate in the class, please contact any member of the LVA correspondence committee or send email to

There is no fee for this class. Class will be held in the Benton REA boardroom at 402 7th St., Prosser, WA. There will be a 45-60 minute lunch break each day.

Tactical Casualty Care for Civilians

From Prepared Gun Owners comes this article, What You Absolutely MUST Know About Tactical First Aid. WARNING there are some photos included from the Boston marathon bombing showing this type of first aid in action which may be disturbing to some viewers.

Do you know what to do to keep yourself from dying if you ever get shot?

Do you know how to keep your loved ones alive if they get shot?

What if you’re in a public place and a terrorist bomb explodes and now there are tons of mass casualties missing limbs and gushing blood?

Unfortunately, a standard Red Cross First Aid or general CPR class will NOT help in situations like this. You need to know tactical first aid that was developed specifically for battlefield injuries.

The World We Now Live In


Despite what anyone in the media says, it’s clear that the FedGov’s war in the Middle East — The Global War on Terror (GWOT) — is also being fought in America.

In short, many public places are now targets of opportunity for guerrilla warfare and you’re now a soldier in an asymmetric battlefield.

Unfortunately, because you’re a civilian and you’re not actively hunting terrorists, you don’t get to choose when the fight happens in this battle.

It will choose you.

It could be a mass shooting the likes of San Bernardino or the Orlando Nightclub or the small unit terrorist attacks in Paris. Or it could be a terrorist bombing, you just don’t know.

Along with training to defend yourself both unarmed and with various forms of tools — to take life if necessary — you should also train yourself to save life if necessary.

Having Life Saving Medical Skills Is Just Simply Good Common Sense!

Even if you’re not ever involved in a terrorist attack …

Or even if you never have to get in a life-or-death fight with anyone …

The truth is that having life-saving medical skills is just good common sense.

How many of us know someone that has had a MAJOR medical accident — like a saw cut off a person’s fingers? Or a chainsaw cut into a person’s leg?

Or how many times have you driven by a gruesome accident on the side of the road?

Having life-saving medical skills in your back pocket just makes too much sense for you to ignore it, especially when:

1. The information is FREE for you to learn how to save lives.

2. The medical gear is cheap and easy to learn how to use.

Introducing Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines were developed by USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) to properly train non-medical personnel to deal with the preventable causes of death in the field. Now they’re being used by all of the U.S. military.

We’ll discuss more about TCCC later, but one of the most important things to understand is that the #1 cause of preventable deaths in combat is Hemorrhage from extremity wounds — responsible for 60% of combat deaths.
That means it’s super critical to stop massive bleeding in gun fights, which makes sense right? Bullets punch holes in humans, and humans bleed. Sometimes it’s a lot. Too much blood loss you die.

The good news is …

Because of these protocols, combat survivability is at an all-time high for US Soldiers. In the pic below you can see how the percent of the wounded who die in combat is now at the lowest it has ever been, mainly because of TCCC.
We may not be in combat, but as prepared gun owners, we need to know civilian TCCC.

Introducing: The M.A.R.C.H. Acronym For Civilians

When it comes to TCCC, you can actually get all the guidelines free online from the US Army manuals or other websites which I’ll link to in just a moment.

If you’ve ever had a medical class, you may be familiar with the ABC acronym that stands for “Airway, breathing, circulation”. Well, forget all that.

The new acronym to remember is M.A.R.C.H.

Massive hemorrhage – control life-threatening bleeding.

Airway – establish and maintain a patent airway.

Respiration – decompress suspected tension pneumothorax, seal open chest wounds, and support ventilation/oxygenation as required.

Circulation – establish IV/IO access and administer fluids as required to treat shock.

Head injury/Hypothermia – prevent/treat hypotension and hypoxia to prevent worsening of traumatic brain injury and prevent/treat hypothermia.

Specifically, as a civilian walking around, living your every day life, you may not have the medical tools or resources to take care of every one of these things (for example, the best way to open an airway is to stick this little tube called a Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA) up a person’s nose. You should know how to do it, but aside from a full-size blow-out kit in your shooting bag, you probably won’t carry one around).

The #1 thing you CAN focus on — and easily carry medical supplies for — is stopping Massive Hemorrhage (aka stopping bleeding)….

Please click through the link to read the rest of the article and the two follow on articles (Part II and Part III).

Multi-state Concealed Carry Permit Class & Women’s Concealed Carry Class, Jan 7th, 2017

kaeryconcealedKaery Concealed is coming down to teach their multi-state concealed carry permit class and also a women’s concealed carry class on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 22202 N Hinzerling, Prosser, WA. The multi-state permit class will run from 9:00am to 1:30pm. Registration link.


Multi-state Concealed Carry Permit Class description follows.

Our master instructors take the confusion and frustration out of the permit process to help you obtain the most advantageous multi-state carry permit(s) for your lifestyle.

This 4 hour classroom-only course (no live fire or test required) far exceeds the application requirements for the most sought after and desired permits in the country. Additionally, this course far exceeds the requirements to apply for an Oregon permit. A multi-state permit does not replace your home-state concealed carry permit.

The non-resident concealed carry permits issued by Arizona, Utah, and Florida are referred to as “multi-state” permits because both permits are recognized by at least 30 states. Please see our FAQ page for a list of states.

Although some people prefer to apply for both multi-state permits, it is not necessary to apply for both. Students typically choose to apply for whichever multi-state permit affords them coverage in the most states possible which is dependent on state of residence.

You will leave the course with everything you need to apply for the Arizona multi-state permit, the Utah multi-state permit, the Florida multi-state permit, and the Oregon permit (Oregon accepts only their own permit – which means if you want to conceal carry in Oregon you will need to apply for an Oregon permit).

Please understand that a multi-state permit does not necessarily or typically negate the need for a home-state permit – see our FAQ page for a detailed explanation.

What is included in the course:
During your course, we do a lot more than just cover the course curriculum, as we also provide: the multi-state applications; three completed fingerprint cards; 2×2 photos; required copies; proof of training certificates for the multi-state permits; training certificate to apply for an Oregon permit; and pre-addressed envelopes.

The only thing you will need to do after taking this course is include the state background check fee, affix adequate postage, and relax while you wait for your permit to arrive in the mail. Please note that the state background check fee is separate from the course and is paid directly to the state — see the FAQ page for details.

Topics Covered:
State and federal laws; handgun operation, safety and selection; ammunition and malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; concealment options and considerations; defensive use of force laws and implications; and many other topics are covered during the four hour course.

Kaery Concealed will also present a concealed carry for women course on the same day from 2pm-6:30pm. Registration link.


Course description:

Through the use of innovative training, state-of-the-art methods, and professional firearm instruction, Kaery Concealed offers the most relevant and dynamic, reality-based training for personal and home defense.
1st Shots is a course designed for individuals with minimal or no formal handgun training who desire the most effective knowledge and skills to confidently and proficiently defend themselves and those they love.

This one-of-a-kind, non-live fire course utilizes state-of-the-art SIRT training pistols (the same technology used by US Special Forces and law enforcement agencies) and software designed to provide superior results in a comfortable, familiar, and relaxed setting.

This is a quick-moving course emphasizes firearm safety and safe gun-handling while developing the necessary skills to keep, carry, and control a handgun and be victorious in a personal protection situation.
At Kaery Concealed, we are passionate about removing barriers to obtaining affordable, professional, family-friendly firearm instruction.  We do this by taking the instruction to our customers, and by offering top-notch self defense courses in unconventional locations like libraries, lunchrooms, community centers, conference rooms, small businesses, and even private homes.
All equipment provided.
Topics Include:
mental & situational defensive alertness
defense under stress
aggressive disengagement
handgun & ammunition operation
safe gun handling, storage, carrying
practical defensive marksmanship
Shoot-to-Live fundamentals
practical, useful pointers to make consistent concealed carry a reality
safely drawing from a variety of concealment option (holster, purse, KaeryBand™, KaeryWrap™)
learn how to use the KaeryBelt™ as a component of the most versatile, practical, and effective carry options
lawful concealed carry

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To take advantage of discounts for taking both classes or for couples taking the permit class, please email Kaery at

Max Velocity Tactical opens Spokane, WA facility

Max Velocity TacticalMax Velocity is a tactical, self-defense trainer and author, a lifelong soldier with extensive military experience.  He runs immersive, scenario based, tactical live fire and force on force training through his West Virginia training facility Max Velocity Tactical. He recently announced the opening of a satellite facility near Spokane, WA.

Introducing the MVT West satellite facility for Max Velocity Tactical Classes. Chris (BIO Page) is the Chief Instructor  for MVT West. It is hosted at the Tier 1 facility near to Spokane, WA. Those attending classes will get site maps and joining instructions. The training site includes a flat range and 60 acres of tactical training land.

Classes currently on offer include flat range based classes, which will be expanding to the full tactical classes as we develop the site.

The first scheduled classes are:

Night Firing is offered as an add-on the the main scheduled class (CRS or CTT), not as a stand-alone. Exceptions may be made for MVT Alumni.

For specific training inquiries for MVT West:

Wilderness First Responder Training

wfrFor those who have the time, comprehensive first aid training is a useful asset. The Wilderness First Responder certification is taught over nine or ten days, and is considered a standard certification for those providing first care in remote locations and austere conditions.

The course will be taught in Walla Walls this coming January by NOLS from Jan 6 -15, 2017.

The course will also be taught by Remote Medical International in Seattle this December 9-18.

These classes tend to fill up, so if you are interested in the training register early.

Groundrod Primer, Sept. 17th & 18th

groundrod_csgGroundRod Primer course presented by Combat Studies Group is scheduled for 17-18 September in Prosser, WA at the patriot barn. Email the instructor at: to reserve a seat. There are still a few seats available.
Cost: $300

Need to bring: Laptop, 3 USB thumbdrives (4-8 GB), note taking material.


GroundRod Primer is designed to address the fundamental concerns of journalists, concerned citizens, activists, whistle blowers, missionaries and liberty lovers in general, with regard to digital security. Whether hackers, governments, criminals or acts of espionage; our privacy is in serious jeopardy.

You will learn to secure your devices and communications in the following ways:

Properly employ symmetric and asymmetric encryption
Create and safely store powerful passwords
Guard against common criminal and state level intrusion techniques
Recognize unsafe software you are using now and explore safe replacements
Surf the web anonymously
Explore the deep web
Transfer files safely
Communicate securely and privately
Understand and deal with malicious firmware

GroundRod Primer is meant to take the uncertainty and guesswork out of digital security, give you a fundamental base of knowledge to grow from and get you up and running with the highest levels of security available TODAY.


ToWR: Small Group Communications Class, 17 Sept 2016


The Order of the White Rose will hold a Small Group Communications Class in north Seattle on September 17th.

We held a comms class in November and it was a huge success. There are also ham license classes everywhere. But what about those who want to understand some of how it all works and aren’t ready to take the test? Or those who already have their license and are thinking “now what?”  What about those who want specific, focused training on small group communications and the practical how-to of it all? That’s what our Small Group Communications class is for.

Our class, taught by TOWR members and radio operators Steve and Mike, will focus on the following:

  • Basic Radio Theory
  • Getting Started: what to buy and why
  • How to Set Up a Listening Post and Start Collecting
  • Setting Up Comms for Your Group

You don’t need a license to take this class; although this is NOT a Tech or General ham radio class, we’ll cover some of the same topics. If you have a license already, great–you’ll still learn.  This class is focused on the practical familiarization and use of radios, and will get you more comfortable taking the exam, buying new gear, or using the gear you already have.

The class fee is $50, and you can reserve a spot or get payment information by contacting us here. You’ll want to bring your comms gear, if you have any.

Date: 17 September 2016
Time: 1015-1645
Location: Kingsgate Library, North Seattle

Reserve your spot now!

John Mosby classes in Salem, OR in August

flagJohn Mosby is a firearms trainer with a very good reputation. He also does some work with Sam Culper from Forward Observer (who was at our expo). He has a website at  He is teaching several classes in Salem, OR in August. Yes, Salem is 4+ hours away, but it may well be worth it.

5-7 AUG 2016 Clandestine Carry Pistol (this is Fri-Sun)

Focused on the use of the pistol for the underground, this course focuses on basic gun-handling under combative conditions, as well as the necessary mental and combative skills needed to protect the gun, and fight your way to the gun.

Two days of this course are straight range time, before moving into gym work with combatives and FoF iterations. This is an extremely physically demanding course, and involves violent physical contact with other students. If you leave without cuts, scrapes, and bruises, I’ll be surprised.

This class requires an effective carry pistol and a concealed carry holster for that pistol. It also requires a minimum of two spare magazines, and magazine pouches to carry those magazines. A mouthguard and athletic cup for men are HIGHLY recommended. For FoF iterations, a long-sleeved sweatshirt are recommended.

8-9 AUG 2016 Tactical Combat Casualty Care (this is Mon-Tue)

This two-day class covers the Care Under Fire and Tactical Field Care phases of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), as well as CASEVAC and long-term care under austere conditions. I’m not a medic, although I’ve taught TC3 for a long time, so I had an 18D Special Forces Medical NCO collaborate with me on the development of the POI, and provide a critical look at the POI before adopting it.

This course incorporates lecture and demonstration, as well as extensive hands-on practical exercises.

Required equipment includes whatever your basic fighting load and weapon, as well as an IFAK/BOK (Individual First Aid Kit/Blow-Out Kit). The IFAK should include—minimally—an appropriately sized nasopharyngeal airway device (FR28 is the normal size for the typical adult), chest seals, battlefield dressing, compressed gauze, and an appropriate combat tourniquet.

11 AUG 2016 Auxiliary and Support Operations Course (this is the following Thursday)

No description is available for this class, but see his discussion of the auxiliary here:

12-14 AUG 2016 Combat Rifle Fundamentals (this is Fri-Sun)

This is a beginner to novice level class on how to run your gun effectively under tactical field conditions. Beginning with basic square range work out to 200+ meters, it focuses on the fundamentals of marksmanship and effective gun-handling as an individual, before moving into working with a partner.

This class requires a fighting rifle, a minimum of four magazines (for magazine fed rifles), and some method of carrying those magazines effectively.

For class details, and to register for these classes, contact HH6 at

Appleseed Project, Waitsburg, WA, Aug. 27th & 28th

logo-project-appleseedThere will be an Appleseed rifle marksmanship training in Waitsburg, WA on August 27th and 28th. Information and registration through this link:

For more information about the Appleseed project go to

“Can you hit a target at 25 yards? How about at 500 yards? Whether you are new to the shooting sports or a seasoned shooter Appleseed will be able to teach you a thing or two.

“For the new shooter we can teach you to use your rifle safely and also be able to hit your target. For the seasoned shooter we can teach you to shoot more accurately – even out to 500 yards.

“Project Appleseed can help transform you from a man with a rifle into a Rifleman. A Rifleman is more than a man (or woman) with a rifle. A Rifleman understands that owning and mastering a rifle is part of his heritage as an American. And he knows why: This is a nation founded by Riflemen — men and women skilled in the use of arms.

“Those skills served the colonists well when they stood up to the British on April 19, 1775, at Lexington and Concord, and routed the British forces that tried to seize the colonists’ arms. They did it with grit, with determination, and with superior skill in marksmanship. They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to the task. And they didn’t stop until they had won. Throughout history, Riflemen have embodied personal responsibility and been pillars of their communities, characteristics that are becoming ever more rare in our nation.

“At Project Appleseed, we want to return America to being a nation of Riflemen. And we want you to join us.”