NC Scout

Preparedness, Grid-down and Improvised Communications

NC Scout is the nom de guerre of a former Sergeant in the US Army. Serving in Special Reconnaissance and Infantry units across three combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he actively works to bring those same skills to those devoted to the founding principles of our Republic.

Existing somewhere between Jeremiah Johnson and Jason Bourne, he maintains a deep affinity for Appalachian culture among the Carolina Foothills and rejects the social conventions of modernity in lieu of a more resilient, sustainable lifestyle. Running the risk of being called a neo-Luddite, his home and shop are filled with the aroma of Hoppe’s No. 9 & Sweet’s 7.62, Diesel fuel, craft beer and lard-cured cast iron amid an eclectic mix of improvised radio equipment. He is just as at home in a down-grid log cabin as he is in a downtown coffee shop or taproom, but prefers anytime he can spend in the wild. An avid hunter, tracker, shooter, reloader, and amateur radio enthusiast, his hobbies are all geared toward survival and self reliance and focused on building a resilient community for anything nature or society may throw.

He is the editor of brushbeater.wordpress.com, a blog dedicated to all things preparedness but with a special focus placed upon off-grid and improvised communications. He offers training and consulting both public and private on topics ranging from field communications for the small unit and communities to austere medicine, wilderness resilience, small unit tactics and marksmanship.

Directional Antennas For The Small Unit, Part 2

The use of Directional Antennas are the most basic way to improve communications security even if all you've got is a set of inexpensive radios. In Part 1 we talked about the theory of use and why they're important to have for the dedicated RTO of a small unit....

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Amid shortage, Cuba to increase food rationing

The resounding success of socialism continues to shine as Cuba now announces new food rationing as the economic crisis in Venezuela has put a severe strain on their already fragile supply system. This move is a further indication that the communist grasp on the people...

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Directional Antennas For The Small Unit, Part 1

One of the biggest misconceptions behind communications security revolves around misunderstanding not just the role of the equipment but also how it functions. A big part of that is the basics of antenna theory. For most radio seems to be a plug and play kinda deal-...

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Caching With PVC

PVC is one of those things no survivalist or prospective guerrilla should be without. It's one of the most versatile items you can have around a retreat, being used for everything and anything including hydroponics, water routing and storage, shelter frames and even...

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Ruger’s Mini-14: Still Relevant or Outdated Relic?

I remember growing up in the 90s when literally everything was different than it is today. AR-15s were generally seen as verboten among anyone and everyone except those who already on the fringes, the AK was nearly nonexistent, but the Norinco SKS was very much an...

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May Day

May Day, the holiday of the Marxist International. They are in the open now in the US like never before- and what are you doing to counter it?

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FAA Has Restricted Airspace Around Venezuela

In a likely prelude to action, the FAA issued the following NOTAM (Notice To Airmen): KICZ A0001/19- SECURITY..UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY FOR VENEZUELA THOSE PERSONS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A BELOW SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN FLYING INTO, OUT OF, WITHIN OR OVER...

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