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Articles written by: Samuel Culper III

KGB Example of Good Intelligence Analysis

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(Admin Note:  The SHTF Intelligence manual e-version has been sent out by email.  I’m taking care of some very minor changes and then will have the book forever enshrined in print form and distributed.  Thank you for the support.  A few early reviews have been positive, so I hope that […]

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Hurricane Joaquin: How to Get Flood Plain Data

Hurricane Joaquin: How to Get Flood Plain Data

It’s a matter of days before Hurricane Joaquin hits the East Coast; the first in the past 15 months despite lots of enviro-pandering that we’d experience more frequent and severe hurricanes as a result of global warming. At any rate, it’s been a while since I blogged, and in light […]

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Orlando, FL – SHTF Intelligence Course – AAR

Orlando, FL – SHTF Intelligence Course – AAR

(Admin Note:  I’m scheduling a few more classes this year.  We’re looking at some dates in Texas in October and November in Dallas and Austin. There will be a Virginia course in December.  I’ve gotten emails from Wisconsin and Ohio, so if you’re in those places and interested in attending, […]

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Why Your Intelligence Section Must Identify Gang Activity Now

Why Your Intelligence Section Must Identify Gang Activity Now

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.”  – George Washington This past weekend, we had the great fortune to see some of the good, the bad, and the ugly in West […]

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Map of Baltimore Homicides & Intelligence Analysis

Map of Baltimore Homicides & Intelligence Analysis

[Admin Note: I’ll be at the Appalachian Oath Keepers Summit in Gilbert, WV this weekend teaching some basic Intelligence Collection & Analysis skills for community preparedness.  We’ll be covering how to complete an Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC) / Area Study product.  I’ve been adding another chapter to the […]

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Markets Bloody – Here’s Your Community Security Checklist

Markets Bloody – Here’s Your Community Security Checklist

As if you weren’t already aware, Asian markets are bleeding all over the place today (0100 hrs Eastern).  The European markets open at 0300 hrs Eastern, which I’m not staying up for, but the safe bet is on seeing Western markets open down, too. I’m not ready to quote Fred […]

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Racial Strife, Black Lives Matter and the Prognostications of Domestic Conflict

Racial Strife, Black Lives Matter and the Prognostications of Domestic Conflict

There’s undoubtedly an increased interest in race in America.  Many Americans, myself included, believe that race relations have worsened under the Obama regime, and there are some numbers to back that up (chart below).  In my unlicensed opinion, the exploitation of these rifts has been intentional.  I do believe that […]

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Uses of the Enemy: Mastering Effective Propaganda

Uses of the Enemy: Mastering Effective Propaganda

A couple weeks ago, Donald Trump put himself on the map for me when he said of Senator John McCain, “He’s not a war hero.  He was a war hero because he was captured.  I like people who weren’t captured.”  Knowing that Donald Trump is the quasi-conservative but highly more […]

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September Training Dates in Florida: Orlando & Tampa

September Training Dates in Florida: Orlando & Tampa

Hey Florida – I’m coming to see you in September! 11-13 SEP – Orlando, FL – SHTF Intelligence 18-20 SEP – Tampa, FL – SHTF Intelligence The SHTF Intelligence Course is a three day class designed to get your intelligence element up and running. We spend the first morning discussing some […]

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11 Critical Variables for Community Intelligence

11 Critical Variables for Community Intelligence

When I was in the Schoolhouse, we trained against a Soviet-style adversary.  This was post-9/11 and Army doctrine was still preparing analysts for intelligence support to conventional force-on-force warfare: tanks, armored vehicles, mechanized infantry and self-propelled artillery.  One of the crowning achievements of earning our MOS was being able to […]

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