“The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander . . . We had won a province when we had taught the civilians in it to die for our ideal of freedom: the presence or absence of the enemy was a secondary matter.”
– Lawrence of Arabia
First and foremost, I wish everyone a long uneventful life, to die peaceably in their beds of old age. We may know that answer after this summer depending on the outcome of the U.N. Arms Treaty. In the mean time, obey the Common Law and do no harm to anyone, their property or their lives; as for statutes, do what you have to do to prepare. They are, after all, corporate laws.
There are other worries, as any prepper knows, but remember, slaves aren’t allowed to own firearms.
The book I am paraphrasing from Guerrilla Warfare by “Yank” Bert Levy, published by Paladin Press, it was written during WWII, while Great Britain was expecting an invasion. It doesn’t take into account the United States’ ‘butt kicking’ in Viet Nam by a guerrilla force.
On the North American continent it describes guerillas as the Minute Men militias, and as the Native Americans fighting to protect their lands from white invaders. After working for a Native American tribe, I can tell you that they were greatly diminished by their inability to work together to this day. They are heavily segregated by tribes and infighting within the tribes.
In North America the British learned early on about Native American guerrillas and formed the Royal American Rifles. In doing so, and did away with the ‘red coats’ with shiny brass buttons, and instead wore green with black buttons. You can see why, it was a form of camouflage.
In the book it gives examples of the Irish revolt against Great Britain, the Arab revolt against the Turks, the Spanish Civil War, and the Chinese against the Japanese during the second world war. It gives another example, of a quote by Lawrence of Arabia as, Many Turks on our front had no chance all the war to fire a shot at us, and correspondingly we were never on the defensive except by rare accident”.
The guerilla’s job is to disrupt communications, and supply, and skirmish with the enemy and escape to do it over. In order to do this they must be small units to hide from the enemy. They usually have no ‘base’ camp and so cache becomes important.
Of all the videos that I watched concerning cache, I think these two are the best. I will comment further after you watch them.
The second video was much more helpful, as he showed you more than one method for the cache in the PVC pipe.
To begin commentary on both, there are many records kept of who-owns-what-firearm. If your home is raided while you are still living there, and no firearms are found, you will end up in one of the Re-Education Camps and tortured until you reveal where the firearms are. Don’t believe me? Reverse the situation, you are the storm trooper raiding a home where firearms are known to exist (found in the records) are you going to leave without taking the home owner into custody if the firearms aren’t found? This can be avoided by staging a robbery and report the robbery to the sheriff or police, stating that your firearms were stolen. The draw-back is, don’t get caught with the stolen firearm that you reported or jail time will await. If this is your course do it before the U.N. Arms Treaty is voted on.
Another way is to move out of the cities to the country. Once relocated there will be reports of firearm confiscations which will put you on guard. This may be the time for you to ‘bug out’. Simply put, there are not enough troops, sheriffs, or police to raid every home that has firearms in one day.
When placing items in cache, remember it may do no good to cache ammunition for a rifle you lose in a raid. As Sun Tzu said, “Live off your enemy”. Instead of a cache of weapons and ammunition think about a cache of a home-made rifle or shotgun that is not registered in order to make a first kill on the enemy and take his firearms and ammunition. Or think about a long bow in the cache with enough arrows to get you started. This of course would take a longer PVC pipe. Above all . . . Think Improvise!! Of note: the Welsh invented the long bow about 800 years ago, and used it successfully to pierce the armor of the English Knights by popping up from behind a bush and sniping.
Before any cache is placed an idea of where you will go is important. Scout things out ahead of time, make sure fresh water is close by. By fresh water I mean a full running stream, year round, or a lake or pond that is filled throughout the year.
Another thing that wasn’t covered, was the top layer of dirt. Take care and replace the top-level of dirt back in the hole. This needs to be done as dirt changes color as you dig deeper. The top soil will be brown or a shade of brown, and as you dig it will be lighter in color. The lighter colored soil could well give your cache away. By all means remove the subsoil, but try to place the top shovel full, back in place as if no one had disturbed the soil. I can’t stress this enough, as even drones can detect soil disturbances by X-Raying the soil.
Building caches along your way is probably most important for those people stuck in the city. Plan your route, staying clear of highways and using side roads instead. Try to space out the caches along the route after day 2 or 3. Hopefully you will have enough in your ‘bug out’ bag to make it for that many days. (Decision Time) If you can’t get away entirely using roads, because of road blocks, you may need to keep the cache within walking distance from the last safe road travel.
While we are waiting for the outcome in the U.N. begin an exercise program, get rid of the belly fat, start taking hikes, stock up on field gear and get healthy by eating right. The best way to eat healthy is to start a garden and plant only non GMO foods. The troopers that crash your door will be in excellent physical health.