|Black Horse Militia|
2019 has been a great year for BHM. We've grown our core group of members and are in multiple counties up and down the i-5 corridor, as well as out east of the mountains.
Not wanting to waste time and to stay ahead of the curve we will be opening recruiting back up for 2020. Here's the counties that we are currently recruiting in:
We are looking for men and women, 21 years of age + with skill sets in medical, radio communications, security, prior military service, outdoor bush crafting skills, survival 101, hunting and fishing, homesteading / gardening, home front prepping, charity event organizing, fundraising, mechanical engineering, carpentry and so on. Basically we are looking for people of all skills sets who can commit to the prepper / militia lifestyle. 1 training a month. More if you're you're really ambitious and eager to learn.
We're an constitutional militia the unorganized militia). The only thing political we care about is the protection and the full restoration of all constitutional rights. We as a team do not represent or endorse any political party nor do we represent any one faith.
If you want to become a member of the Black Horse Militia family please see our recruitment page and send us an email. (Leadership opportunities are available for the right individuals.)
(Side note) All of the recruitment meetings will be listed on our calendar by the end of this year and laid out for all of 2020. This should help cut down on the same question being asked over and over.
The following coastal storm moving in off of the coast of northern Cal and Ore comes to you via the National Weather Service. www.Weather.gov
Here we have a two day forecast via the National Weather Service. As you can see our morning lows are going to be freezing and below in much of western Washington.
If you are going to be on the road traveling for Thanksgiving, take your time. Roads will be icey. Make sure you travel with items that you may need in case of an emergency while traveling.
(This was reported via the National Weather Service as of 2 hours ago. The time as of this post is 10:13 PM PST)
BHM has officially launched a new NET network. First steps in the launch of this NET network has been establishing our 2 meter repeater NET. Every Thursday at 8PM we are hosting a emergency preparedness NET on the HARC repeater in Burien, WA. This will take place every week at the same time.
(Periodically we will switch over to 70CM just for testing, but otherwise the HAM NET will be on the designated 2 meter repeater.)
Every Friday night at 7PM PST we head to CH 3 on CB Radio 11 meter band for some contacts. Because of the nature of CB radio at times this will not be set up like a directed NET. Instead the objective is to just make some solid contacts on the band. We are asking that people get on the CB radio and call out for at least 30 minutes every Friday. The more we do this the more we build up our presence on the band and we grow the number of non license operators on the air. Remember, non licensed operators on bands not requiring such can also be the provider of vital information in a crisis. These are our relays.
In addition to our HAM NET we are working on a GMRS NET. The details on that will be posted very soon.
The Black Horse NET is the beginning of a much bigger network plan. As our plans come together we will be updating you all about the growth of our NETs and our network. Be sure to join in for our NETs and if you are a operator interested in joining us, feel free to send us a email via our recruitment page.
As of November 2nd as reported by KPQ 570 News Radio there has been a stage 1 burn band and air stagnation advisory posted for Northeast Washington state. This is in effect for counties Ferry, Stevens, Okanogon, and Pend Oreille.
Stage 1 burn burn band and air stagnation means the YELLOW warning. This means no use of un-certified wood stoves or fireplace; no outdoor, agriculture and forest burning in the mentioned counties.
This ban is in place until further notice.
(((Update))) It appears that this advisory is also in the southwestern side of the state as well in the Cowlitz county area. https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Air%20Stagnation%20Advisory
I'm currently listening to a podcast from Preston Schleinkofer at Civil Defense Radio and the folks he's speaking with are making some good points. Good points as it refers to being prepared and getting more people to get active in training for emergency situations.
Let's state what we already know, but so many are blind to, FEMA will not be able to save everybody. This is clear just by using some common sense. Ratio of FEMA to civilians? Get my point? I know you do. Furthermore, lets not forget, coming into 2019 FEMA and DHS came right out and told us and the government via there report that we should be preparing for up to 6 months or more to sustain ourselves. Now look at what's happening with California. The wording was different though at the beginning of those reports, but I'll let those above novice in the area of prepping and situational aware break that down. It wasn't a EMP. Go figure.
The general consensus here is that we need more of you, more of us to get involved in training and preparing for emergencies. For disasters natural or man made. Your local police departments will be completely overwhelmed in a massive situation of distress. This will leave much of the policing up to the community. 911 services will be beyond max capacity so you will have to learn the skills needed to hold you and your family over until a later time if you needed a medic.
Again, lets use California as an example. Contrary to what people may say, there was a warning about the PG&E company possibly shutting off the power, but some didn't take the proper steps to make sure those with medical needs would be ok. (See the links below) Those with medical equipment requiring a power source didn't put alternatives into place and many suffered. These are matters that we have to be ready for and FEMA will not be there to help immediately. Matter of fact don't expect any ETA on them when disaster strikes.
Who will be there with boots on the ground from the initial start or strike of a disaster? US. We the people will be there and we will have to take care of each other. Now I know often times the militia is looked at primarily as a defensive only type of group. Not with us and more militias are implementing more of the civil defense aspects into there procedures and make up. Other organizations like the Three Percenters have always included CERT in there educational resources to seek out and take part.
Not everyone who joins the militia is going to be a infantry man. Just like in a corporate business there are many positions and this allows for the more of the non infantry folk to find a spot within our organization or one like it. This is why we have said since day one that we are more than just a militia.
Bottom line is that FEMA is but one helping hand in an huge emergency, but let's be real here, many of you don't want to have anything to do with FEMA or there camps. You have your reasons, I get it. This just means that more of the local non government tied organizations need to grow. People should take more of a interest in there own security and self reliance. This comes by us spreading the word about what we do here and also working along side some of the other organizations like the Red Cross, FEMA and ARES to name a few for training.
Don't put off what you can do now and you can start prepping now on a budget and over time set yourselves up to be much better off for an emergency situation that closes or clears out your local grocery stores.
Some of the benefits to joining your local militia:
- Free medical training
- Free fire arms training
- Free living off the grid training
- Free or discounted self defense training
- Free radio communications training
- Free training and share information on home prepping
- You become part of immediate network of fellow preppers
- Your fellow team members and neighbors who join take the place of service loss
- Closer ties to community emergency staff like local police, EMTs, radio clubs, etc...
- Immediate back up security when the police are stretched thin
- Better knowledge of local logistics for emergency transport of people and goods
- Search and rescue with a real knowledge of the area in which they are working
This is a quick list, but you get the point.
(Below is a list of links all speaking on the power grid being shut down.)
Author: Chief Run InTheDark
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