As you can see by the image, some of the gear that has been following me around the country is beginning to catch up. CQB Hosts: H will be sending you III CQB Badges so you can distribute them to your people. Yes, Alan P. (South Carolina), you too.
The 300 patches - I am still noodling through the III 300 - the who and what, the mission, and more. I need to talk to a few of you to ensure we are heading in the proper direction. The III 300 will be a very special collection of Patriots - men who mean to take point, men (and women) who mean to never bend knee, men who live the III to the core and intend to die with Liberty beneath their feet. More on this later.
My new profession is known to you, and it demands that I share more of my life than I usually would. Forgive me if I cross into TMI territory once in a while.
III PatCon: Friday the 6th, Sat the 7th, Sun the 8th of September - The Idaho gig that started simply as a routine visit home has blown into a real "Thing". This makes me very, very proud. Let's do this! I have already warned you all, there is nothing on the site at this moment except a pad site cleared by a bulldozer. H and I intend to set up a tent off in a corner and build a rough fence that is secure enough to keep our dogs from committing suicide on some Ranchers steer.
Come one and come all, bring a tent, bring a trailer, there are 20 acres and most of it is on a STEEP incline. Ms. Violet advises we may have to go without open campfires due to dry conditions - but we'll be together and we'll make it work. Bring some water, bring some food. Bring a wife or hubby. Bring a sleeping bag. Bring a smile. If you bring weapons, as I said before, keep them under YOUR PERSONAL CONTROL AT ALL TIMES.
We'll handle some Congress business, Citadel business, I have heard Miller may be there, so there will be III Arms talk, and somehow, I suspect we are all in for a good time.
We will try to rent a few sani-johns, but I advise everyone to bring more water than you think you'll need. We'll get a propane grill just in case open fires are no-go. Bring some hot dogs, hamburger, steaks, whatever.
Folks - this is as un-planned, un-coordinated as it gets - screw the plans and let's just meet, greet, take care of some business, and be f'n Patriots.
One thing I need to know ASAP, RIGHT NOW, and if you don't know right now, AS SOON AS YOU KNOW: How many are coming and how many plan to take my CQB course? I'll post a poll at right. If you plan to attend and have to cancel, no worries, just please zip me an email, so I can keep a semi-realistic number as a running total.
Folks - H and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Security: As much as I hate to say it, I DO think a security patrol, 24/7, is a prudent move. Local media HATES us, many locals HATE us for no reason other than we exist. Regional media may be present. I don't want this to look like an armed invasion, by the same token, controlling our perimeter is simply smart. Feel free to weigh-in if you think perimeter security and challenging trespassers is too much.
So - SOUND OFF! Who's coming and how many in your Tribe are coming with you - poll is at the right.
AP in SC here. I very much appreciate the kind gesture. However, I humbly request that you delay issuing a III CQB patch to me at this time. I WILL proudly wear and display such a patch, but not until I feel I have truly earned it. I would not want to dishonor those who HAVE truly earned it. Next time, I will make sure that I have gotten plenty of rest and sufficient nourishment before the class; plus, I am much more suited for October weather than July weather, so that will definitely help me keep up my energy level all day.
Alan S. Pedersen
Tega Cay, SC
Fair enough. Just know I was watching, and when you were executing the techniques, you were earning the proper responses. That heat sapped me and HK as well.Delete
And this is not-negotiable: You've already paid, paying again at Brock's is not going to happen. ;)
We look forward to seeing you again in October.
K, I don't think we're going to need 24/7 security. First, there's going to be a slew us there, and the majority (if not all) of the adults will be armed with either a firearm or another weapon with which they are deadly. Nobody is going to screw. I'm sure others will be bringing dogs as well, so we should have a fair night-time early warning system. We will likely have to place an armed someone at the road that comes onto the III property, just to ensure it's not MSNBC driving into camp with cameras rolling. Worse case scenario for night-time, I have some tripwires/signal flares and "firecracker" tripwires we can place around perimeter approaches if need be. Any media type, and likely any local agitators, will take the path of least resistance trying to enter our property, and these would deter them. We could place those each night and take them down first thing in the a.m. (so kiddies and dogs don't trip them). If we do decide to have a night-time sentry, I'll bring along my night-vision gear and plenty of spare batteries.ReplyDelete
Just seeing if this works now, it did over at Zoomie's. If it does, I think someone is messin' with me.ReplyDelete
"screw the plans and let's just meet, greet, take care of some business, and be f'n Patriots."ReplyDelete
It is better that way in my humble opinion. Time is wasted on a big production, especially preparing big meals...
My trailer is 42 foot will that be to big to bring up there...ReplyDelete
I am only guessing, but you'll probably bottom-out and drag hard unless you have good ground clearance - and one turn in particular will probably hang you up, it is sharp and uphill.Delete
This is steep mountain terrain with dirt roads.
Local companies do deliver substantial sheds up here, using tilt-off trucks. A shed on the property now is 24'.
I wish I had a better answer for you.
42'! Krikies lineman, that's not camping, that's moving. ;)Delete
We are going to be living in it so going from a 3000 sq ft house to that makes it not seem so big:-)Delete
I have pretty good ground clearance but would not be able to take a sharp hairpin turn...What would be the closest place I could park to the property...ReplyDelete
I have an email out there for one of our Founders who just bought a parcel very close to ours - literally the same road. I've asked in the email if some folks may park on his parcel - if so you'll be within easy walking distance (not more than 20 or so acres away) and you'll be able to avoid the hairpin turn.Delete
Right now this Founder is off the grid, so it may be a few days or more before I hear back from him.
I'll let you know as soon as I hear.
Thank you sir...I wouldn't mind letting people use it to take showers or use the restroom either so the closer the better....ReplyDelete
Any word yet on the parking issue? Also are you bringing any gear that we can buy at this event..Are there going to be any raffles....Do we get a map or directions on how to get there...Would a fire pit be legal to have...ThanksReplyDelete