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.

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Ruger’s Mini-14: Still Relevant or Outdated Relic?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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Venezuelan Opposition Plans Mass Protests on May 1

Mass protests are scheduled in Venezuela as conditions have continued to deteriorate under the socialist Maduro regime. Although the rally in Barquisimeto was cancelled due to opposition party leader Juan Guaido being restricted from travelling outside the nation's...

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A Better Woobie: SnugPak Jungle Blanket

"Hey Sar'nt, why they call this blanket a woobie?"  Me: "Cuz you woobie cold without it"  Every meat eating trigger puller remembers the woobie fondly. Its one of those 'don't leave home without' items, whether you were only carrying an assault pack for a two or three...

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Trump: US To Withdraw From UN Arms Trade Treaty

President Donald Trump has announced the the NRA Convention that the US will withdraw from the UN Arms Trade Treaty signed by the last administration according to Fox News. This move is a large step towards securing America's sovereignty and preservation of the rights...

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Subgun Perfection: CZ Scorpion Evo

Submachineguns and pistol caliber carbines are once again finding themselves popular among a lot of shooters, both civilian and LE/Military. And not without good reason. With modern ammo development pistol calibers have experienced a renewed vigor for those seeking...

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