Category Archives: Fortification



This new build i built with the Radxa Zero with external WIFI antenna, comes with an extendable WIFI plug “U.FL (UMCC) to RP-SMA” that can be mounted outside ,

One of my biggest struggles with Debian was getting the external WIFI modules to work reliably and i found the rtl8188etv i was using particularly bad, while it does allow you to put the WIFI into monitor mode with Kali Linux it just sucks having to spend 2 -3 hours recompiling the kernel to get the drivers working, only to do an update and they stop again.

The external antenna helps with removing the need for the rtl8188etv module and solves any issues with range.

the keyboard is now replaced with a simpler blue tooth keyboard and track pad combination

it is WAY less stress and I already had one in my workshop, i still have the on screen key board with the touch screen and the “mouse” also working as part of the touch screen. until the blue tooth connects.

it does require a charge but the battery lasts ages.

i added heat sinks to the build . not so much cause it gets hot but cause i had them lying around an cooler is never bad.

I found a good charging board which ive upgraded, and connected to the batteries. it includes a buck and boost converter so you can control the voltage of variable inputs . means it can run on any 3v to 24v supplies as long as it has enough amps.

the screen is the same as before but I found the glue and bicarbonate of soda hack to work for only a few months, then it gave way, so i drilled the case and mounted it properly with screws. the case is still as water proof as it was, they are not perfectly water tight anyway.

i am looking at also upgrading the USB hub with Ethernet, its hardly ever used in most applications of the OGHMC but its good as backup

New Version Pics below

My New book is finally published

Get it here!!!

Bags, Bullets, Beans, Band-Aids, Bunkers and Boots, Book – Google Books

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With this comprehensive guidebook, you’ll learn how to establish a plan and different levels of preparedness to make sure you’re ready for anything. You’ll also discover how to create a Mutual Assistance Group, the importance of Bags and their different types, including the Everyday Carry Bag (EDC), the Get Home Bag (GHB), the Bug Out Bag (BOB), and the I’m Not Coming Home Bag (INCH Bag).

In addition, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge on Bullets and other Weapons, including hand weapons, knives, clubs, pistols, rifles, shotguns, antique weapons, and even artillery. You’ll learn how to create your own Bean stockpile, including tips on growing and preserving your own food, as well as raising and caring for animals like bunnies, chickens, goats, and pigs.

This guide also includes information on basic first aid and how to create a first aid kit, along with a First Aid guide, CPR, and treatment for burns, breaks, bullet wounds, and more. You’ll even learn how to create Bunkers and other Structures for defensive purposes, including fortifications, lighting, sandbags, and more.

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Building a Community: The Benefits of Joining a Prepper Group

The idea of preparing for emergencies and disasters has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people recognize the importance of being ready for unexpected situations that could leave them without access to food, water, shelter, or other essential resources. One of the most effective ways to prepare for such events is by joining a prepper group.

A prepper group is a community of like-minded individuals who share a common goal of being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Members of these groups come from all walks of life and have a variety of skills and knowledge that they bring to the table. By joining a prepper group, you can gain access to a wealth of information, resources, and support that can help you prepare for and survive emergencies and disasters.

In this article, we will discuss the benefits of joining a prepper group and provide some tips for building a strong and effective prepper community.

  1. Access to Knowledge and Expertise

One of the biggest benefits of joining a prepper group is the access to knowledge and expertise. Prepper groups often have members with a wide range of skills and experience, including survival skills, first aid, gardening, food preservation, and more. By tapping into the collective knowledge of your prepper group, you can learn new skills and gain valuable insights that can help you become better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

  1. Sharing of Resources

Another benefit of joining a prepper group is the sharing of resources. Prepper groups often pool their resources and knowledge to help each other prepare for emergencies and disasters. This can include sharing information about the best places to buy supplies, trading or bartering goods and services, and even pooling funds to purchase supplies in bulk. By working together, prepper groups can stretch their resources further and ensure that everyone has access to the supplies they need to survive.

  1. Support and Community

Joining a prepper group can also provide you with a sense of community and support. Prepper groups are made up of people who share a common goal and are committed to helping each other prepare for emergencies and disasters. This sense of community can be invaluable during times of crisis, providing you with a support network that you can turn to for help, advice, and encouragement.

  1. Improved Safety and Security

By joining a prepper group, you can also improve your safety and security. Prepper groups often work together to create plans and strategies for dealing with emergencies and disasters, which can help to minimize the risks and increase the chances of survival. Additionally, prepper groups may also collaborate on security measures, such as setting up a neighborhood watch program or sharing tips on how to secure your home and property.

Tips for Building a Strong Prepper Community

If you are interested in building a prepper community, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Find Like-Minded People

The first step in building a prepper community is to find like-minded people who share your goals and interests. Look for local prepper groups in your area or consider starting your own group by reaching out to friends and family members who are interested in preparing for emergencies and disasters.

  1. Establish Clear Goals and Objectives

Once you have a group of interested individuals, it is important to establish clear goals and objectives for your prepper community. This could include developing a list of emergency supplies, creating a communication plan, or identifying key skills and expertise that the group wants to develop.

  1. Communicate and Collaborate

Communication and collaboration are essential for building a strong prepper community. Make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding the group’s goals and objectives, and establish clear lines of communication for sharing information and resources.

  1. Regularly Meet and Train

Regular meetings and training sessions can help to keep your prepper community engaged and motivated. Schedule regular meetings to discuss progress, share regular meetings to discuss progress, share information, and plan for upcoming activities. Consider offering training sessions to develop specific skills and expertise, such as first aid, food preservation, or self-defense.

  1. Build a Network of Resources

Building a network of resources can help your prepper community to better prepare for emergencies and disasters. Consider reaching out to local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies to establish connections and resources that could be beneficial in a crisis.

  1. Be Prepared for Different Scenarios

Prepping is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and different emergencies and disasters require different strategies and preparations. Make sure that your prepper community is prepared for a variety of scenarios, including natural disasters, economic collapse, and civil unrest.

  1. Practice Operational Security

Operational security (OPSEC) is critical for maintaining the safety and security of your prepper community. This means being discreet and cautious about sharing sensitive information and avoiding attracting unnecessary attention.

In conclusion, building a strong prepper community requires finding like-minded individuals, establishing clear goals and objectives, communicating and collaborating, regularly meeting and training, building a network of resources, preparing for different scenarios, and practicing operational security. By following these tips, you can help to create a strong and resilient prepper community that is better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Surveillance of a homestead

Ultimately surveillance is about using ears and eyes to gather information about a possible enemy and your surroundings, to get forewarning, to give you the largest tactical advantage, to plan an ambush or evacuate with as much warning as possible.

Extending coverage of these senses gives a longer warning, and more time for reacting to, or preparing for, a security threat.

In a scenario where our security is left up to ourselves (Without rule of law or WROL) we need to find

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Nuclear War and Pandemic Survival tips

First off

get a Gieger counter NOW …. you can get cheap ones that will do well enough that plug into the audio jack of a cell phone  .. and cost under $35.

Decide whether you will  bug in and convert a basement room into a bunker, or setup a bug out fall out shelter far from your home either way Continue reading Nuclear War and Pandemic Survival tips

Sod house

The sod house or “soddy”[1] was a corollary to the log cabin during frontier settlement of Canada and the United States. The prairie lacked standard building materials such as wood or stone; however, sod from thickly-rooted prairie grass was abundant.[2] Prairie grass had a much thicker, tougher root structure than modern landscaping grass.

Construction of a sod house involved cutting patches of sod in rectangles, often 2’×1’×6” (600×300×150 mm) long, and piling them into walls. Builders employed a variety of roofing methods. Sod houses accommodate normal doors and windows. The resulting structure was a well-insulated but damp dwelling that was very inexpensive. Sod houses required frequent maintenance and were vulnerable to rain damage. Stucco or wood panels often protected the outer walls. Canvas or plaster often lined the interior walls.

Sod houses can stop bullets and can be made for next to nothing …they may no last forever but can be made quickly and last for many years if done well…

sod houses require only hand tools to construct and would make a great bug out location temporary structure as most of Gauteng is covered with grass lands ..

my ideal bug out location would include a house of brick, sod or sandbags , in the form of a court yard house .. these are usually constructed with windows facing inwards and a central pond for fish and drinking water … with all roof run-off going into the pond in the middle … all windows face inwards and fruit tree’s are grown in the court yard providing shade and food.

the outer walls are at least 3 meters high and very thick – only very small windows set high on the wall would face outwards

– 2 sets of gates- with inner and outer gates. and a dry mote to stop vehicle rams, complete the setup .

below grounds storage and underground safe rooms – or bunkers provide a last line of defense .

obviously, inline with my other posts, a number of  lines of fences and trip flares .

The role of Ferro-cement for Fortifications

Sand bags are good but soon rot … i prefer this method

Ferro-cement is a method of construction ( there are many ways to do it but here is mine) where you make a frame of steel mesh (about 2 inch mesh) … and attach chicken wire to it every few links. 

or start with EMPTY  Gabion’s   , ones of the right dimensions,  — preferably a thinner type like 1 a foot thick or less  – they are made in many sizes — 3 foot by 4 foot by 1/2 a foot and use them as you would bricks .. tying them together with wire, obviously with the 1/2 foot being the width of the wall.

kinda like this (please excuse mspaint art)

Then attach the chicken wire to the outside of the wall and what will form the inside and plaster .

Plaster with a very fine plaster mix on the chicken wire — let it set and re-plaster until its quite thick .. maybe 1 inch

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I said it a hundred times, get a garrison together — community rules … western military doctrine always maintains that only troops can hold ground…

This is idealistic and not my plan exactly but its an idea that can be applied elsewhere.

I would say the ideal in suburbia is the close off your street at both ends with a barricade ( we have this already ) .. get everyone in your street on board … link all the houses with radio or field telephones … establish a central meeting hall and guard house to coordinate everything, and provide a central kitchen, and central alarm should everyone need to wake up at once .

Dig the road up around the block to about 2 m deep and pile the rubble on the inside to form a parapet … use what you can to make a wall … cars … sand bags .. roof sheets with gravel whatever .. this is really just a trench to defend from. make a single entrance where the road is OK …

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