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by Wind
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Better Homemade Padlock Shims
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Better Homemade Padlock Shims

Thanks!
by Wind
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: 10 Tips for Snow Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: 10 Tips for Snow Ops

@Necrogue, thanks for adding to the discussion. Great points!
by Wind
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: A shitty Intro to Digital PERSEC for New Members

@Sicarius, thanks! This guide is great!

I would love to see the two videos that you said you could make if people are interested. I would also love to see how to change info on my account on this site. If you don't have time, no worries. Thanks for all you do!
by Wind
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: 10 Tips for Snow Ops
Replies: 2
Views: 450

10 Tips for Snow Ops

10 Quick Tips for Snow Ops 1. Dress in layers. As mentioned in other people's posts, you will get hot from moving around. Take off layers to avoid sweating because sweating will make you very cold, possibly dangerously cold. 2. Mittens are way warmer than gloves in cold weather. However, mittens ha...
by Wind
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Better Homemade Padlock Shims
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Better Homemade Padlock Shims

Thanks for the heads-up on links. I had no idea why people did that until now. Also, how do you put it in the text the way you recommend?
by Wind
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Day Time Ops
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Day Time Ops

@Bruce Wayne, those links are useful. I'm sure you know, but, if others don't, the first one is basically about the "grey man" concept. Lots of info can be found on YouTube by military and preppers on that topic. The RedTeam video was really cool. Makes me think that if some of us were ambitious eno...
by Wind
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Day Time Ops
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Day Time Ops

You might be interested in this video then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0gVJ_Bdns
It pits Stephen K Hayes (Ninjutsu instructor) vs security guards. It also compares his tactics to a SWAT team.
by Wind
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: Hello

Welcome! Thanks for sharing your website. It looks cool.
by Wind
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: 90 Day Fitness Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: 90 Day Fitness Challenge

MY GOAL Lose at least 25 pounds by the end of this challenge. I currently weigh 213.0 lbs. By May, 19, 2021, my aim is to weigh 188 lbs. or less. Scale.jpg WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME It is important to me because this is part of a larger weight-loss journey for me to get down to 170 lbs. Additionall...
by Wind
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: 90 Day Fitness Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: 90 Day Fitness Challenge

@Sicarius, that sounds like a great goal! Glad to have you on board for this challenge!
by Wind
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: 90 Day Fitness Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 358

90 Day Fitness Challenge

General health and fitness is vital to working toward stealth mastery. In fact, one of the elements that holds many of us back from opping more frequently or tackling more challenging ops is deficiencies in physical fitness. Therefore, I would like to invite people to join me on a 90 Day Fitness Cha...
by Wind
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Reconciling Yin & Yang
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Reconciling Yin & Yang

Xanatos wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:58 am
No point getting in & out unseen if I leave a literal trail leading back to my house.
You are absolutely correct, Xanatos! That's why I only recommend it during a heavy snowfall in which most people hunker indoors and your footprints get quickly buried in the fresh falling snow.
by Wind
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: Improvement Opinion Survey Thing

1. It is hard to narrow down my favorite thing about this website. I think it is the combination of features it combines, including a relatively safe place to post information and mission details, the social aspect, the concept of a stealth library, and the opportunity to creatively problem solve sp...
by Wind
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Leatherman Charge+: Gear Review
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Leatherman Charge+: Gear Review

One option could be to mod the Charge by removing all the tools that you do not want. It would definitely cut down on the weight. Doing so, does void the warranty. However, it could still be worth it, and any Leatherman you will get plenty of life out of anyway. When putting it back together, you ma...
by Wind
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected

@Psychlonic, I found your explorations of these topics helpful. I particularly liked how you distilled one of the ideas to "visual superiority." I never really thought of it that clearly. Good stuff!
by Wind
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected

I wonder if it might be better to not change the meaning of cover, and, instead, come up with an additional term for concealment using objects that can't be seen through. I think the idea of making a distinction between those types of concealment could be very useful for stealth. Just brainstorming ...
by Wind
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage: A key aspect of remaining undetected

@Sicarius, good introduction to CCC. I'm sure it will help many.
by Wind
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Reconciling Yin & Yang
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Reconciling Yin & Yang

Interesting question posed. I will take an attempt at your challenge to reconcile the yin and yang of snow ops. First of all, I love to do NOs during a heavy snowfall. The initial snow (yang), where I leave footprints, is filled by the later snow if the snowfall is heavy enough, making my footsteps ...
by Wind
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

Shadow Work just dropped a valuable video. It is well sourced and covers a lot of ground that I think might be of interest to many people on this forum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w8PHIJMKx4
by Wind
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Hello.

Jacob, since you are interested in climbing, and in case you haven't seen these, here are a few videos by Stealth Technique on the subject: 3 Climbing Methods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTfL-QS6itA Pipe Climbing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asvtIxAXg44 Modern Hook Staff for Climbing: https...
by Wind
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: belt knife
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: belt knife

Could be useful for some basic utility cutting. As far as for self-defense, it is designed for stabbing. Stabbing is often the most lethal option. Most of us, for moral and legal reasons, choose to opt for less lethal options. That is a decision you have to make based on your own thoughts, beliefs, ...
by Wind
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Psychology, Suggestion, and Security
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Psychology, Suggestion, and Security

I remember hearing awhile back that putting a bible on the dash of your car significantly decreases the chance of it being broken into.

My favorite trespassing sign I saw as a teenager was: "Does life after death exist? Trespass here and find out." Needless to say, I found another site to op. lol
by Wind
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Greetings
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Hello.

Welcome!

Do you have any particular interests or goals in stealth?
by Wind
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Walking Noise Mechanics
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Walking Noise Mechanics

Yep, I was going to post that too. I think some of the materials he uses are interesting and worth further study.
by Wind
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Less Than Lethal
Replies: 16
Views: 6040

Re: Less Than Lethal

I agree with much of what has already been said. Ultimately, we are stuck with imperfect solutions in an imperfect world. I think there is lots to be said for the TASER StrikeLight that Xanatos mentioned, especially the triple threat of blinding lighting, stun capabilities, and impact options. A not...
by Wind
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Trauma First Aid Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Trauma First Aid Challenge

Well it's a 3 hour video, gimme some time. Yeah, the three hour video was a big ask. Sorry. It was just something that I was interested in that I thought could be useful in night ops. Honestly, I posted it just as much for that reason as also just trying to be active and encourage some participatio...
by Wind
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Trauma First Aid Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: Trauma First Aid Challenge

So you are telling me that out of 1778 members, not a single one other than Wind and I replied? Xanatos replies to pretty much everything so he can have a pass, but this is just depressing Thanks, @Sicarius, for participating. I didn't want to do it for nothing. lol Also, I notice there are often o...
by Wind
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Trauma First Aid Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Trauma First Aid Challenge

Hey Night Opers, What we do can put us at increased risk of experiencing severe injuries, whether from gun or knife attacks, falls, dog bites, or assaults from multiple attackers. Even though our first priority should be to prevent such situations, it is also important to be prepared in case the wor...
by Wind
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 7th Homework Assignment
Replies: 2
Views: 7437

Re: Night Ops: 7th Homework Assignment

I don't really have anything of significance to report from this final assignment. However, I just want to say thanks, @Xanatos. I have enjoyed working my way through these assignments. :D
by Wind
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Skill Training
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Skill Training

@Vengeance, I like to choose different surfaces or terrains to work on moving silently through. For instance, I like to practice on stairs, wood floors, gravel, sidewalks, wooded areas, leaves, tall grasses, and more. Through each environment, I practice running, walking, crouched walking, crawling,...
by Wind
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

I get the critique of possibly trying to sidestep criticism; however, at least Stealth Technique is not trying to claim connection to some ancient lineage or trying to be some sort of guru or master. I find some honor in that.
by Wind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Re: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

Another stealth channel that I like is Spider Ninja: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-NVT3 ... leNaE3uQ6A
He is just getting started, and his videos are slowly becoming higher quality.
by Wind
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work
Replies: 58
Views: 4597

Update on Stealth Technique & Shadow Work

I'm sure that many of you follow Stealth Technique and Shadow Work on YouTube. Here is a quick update: Stealth Technique has started a second channel called "Fight Like a Shadow": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuG4xjd4a2VUHQvw6ELXHoQ . Also, Shadow Work, who frequently kills then revives his chan...
by Wind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 6th Homework Assignment
Replies: 4
Views: 3536

Re: Night Ops: 6th Homework Assignment

Looks like a lot of gear for a SOL... how cumbersome is it all? Surprisingly not bad. It all fits in my 5.25 liter bum bag, a drawstring backpack, or the individual item's pouch on my belt. Most of the stuff doesn't weigh much, except the Leatherman Wave. That being said, I will continue to try to ...
by Wind
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 6th Homework Assignment
Replies: 4
Views: 3536

Re: Night Ops: 6th Homework Assignment

Assignment Week 6: Gear At this time, I don’t have any tacticool clothing. I am waiting to get some after I lose my next 30 pounds (I’ve lost 80 already, so this isn’t a pipe dream.). Until then, I will use some old, faded black work Dickies, faded black long sleeve shirt, a faded black t-shirt for...
by Wind
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Visual contact
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: Visual contact

Ashy wrote:
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:21 pm

It made me realize that if he never made eye contact with me I wouldnt even remember him, the same as I dont remember anyone I crossed today appart from him, the girl, and the security guard.
That's an important observation. It informs how we may want to move through the world as a grey man.
by Wind
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 5th Homework Assignment
Replies: 4
Views: 4510

Re: Night Ops: 5th Homework Assignment

Highlights from My Experiences of Assignment Week 5: Vision SUNDAY Since the first week, I have been working on using my peripheral vision more. On my night walk tonight, I was surprised how much my hood annoyed me by interfering with my peripheral vision. WEDNESDAY Went out at 0300. Completed a 20...
by Wind
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 4th Homework Assignment
Replies: 10
Views: 7847

Re: Night Ops: 4th Homework Assignment

Assignment Week 4: Agility While continuing the pushup program and my personal workout schedule as described in my Week 3 reply, I did 20 minutes of stretching a day to complete this assignment. On Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, I did 20 minutes of yoga, mostly the sun and moon salutations. On Monda...
by Wind
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment
Replies: 26
Views: 13464

Re: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment

@Sicarius, I just ordered Parkour Strength Conditioning: Overcoming Obstacles for Fun and Fitness by Ryan Ford. This is the second time you recommended it to me, so it better be good. If not, I will send it back to you for a refund :D Seriously though, I appreciate the recommendation.
by Wind
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment
Replies: 26
Views: 13464

Re: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment

@Xanatos, thanks! I love Stealth Technique's videos. Thanks for the suggestion about some of his videos more on working out. That will be helpful for me to consider when I make my next nine-week program. Thanks you!
by Wind
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment
Replies: 26
Views: 13464

Re: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment

Thanks, @Sicarius! I really appreciate your feedback and the time you took to make it. Currently, I am at the third week of a nine-week training cycle based on the program I created (as flawed as it is). One of my main goals with it is to be consistent, not miss a day, and not alter it in anyway. Th...
by Wind
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment
Replies: 26
Views: 13464

Re: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment

Xanatos wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:48 am
That's a lotta weapon work to cram into 40 minutes.
True! Sometimes I focus on one or two weapons, but this week I was enjoying quickly hitting the basics of each.
by Wind
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 4th Homework Assignment
Replies: 10
Views: 7847

Re: Night Ops: 4th Homework Assignment

To get the Army's October 2020 edition of The Holistic Health and Fitness System, go here: https://armypubs.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs ... -WEB-1.pdf

Looks pretty interesting. I'm going to give it a read this week.
by Wind
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment
Replies: 26
Views: 13464

Re: Night Ops: 3rd Homework Assignment

Assignment Week 3: Fitness Another tl;dr post from me. Sorry! Read on if you are out of shape and want to get some ideas from someone else working on getting back in shape. I share some resources that have helped me. This was good timing for me for this assignment because I just started a new 9-week...
by Wind
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Thankful
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Thankful

Today, in the US, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, wherever you live! One tradition many of us keep is to think about and acknowledge things we are thankful for at this time of year. In that spirit, I must say that I am very grateful for this forum and all that contribute...
by Wind
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment
Replies: 17
Views: 9787

Re: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment

Thanks for the links and clarifications, @Sicarius!
by Wind
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment
Replies: 17
Views: 9787

Re: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment

Sicarius wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:13 pm
the shooting ear muffs make things so much easier. I still try to limit myself
Thanks for the kinds words!

Not sure I follow about how the shooting muffs help or what you mean by trying to limit yourself?

Be well and stealthy!
by Wind
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment
Replies: 17
Views: 9787

Re: Night Ops: 2nd Homework Assignment

Assignment Week 2: Hearing Although I strived to maintain audio awareness throughout the week, what follows are largely the highlights of that practice for me. SUNDAY AFTERNOON Outside Noises : Despite the windstorm, I was able to hear a car start up from the other end of a large parking lot. Inside...
by Wind
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 26404

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

I often carry a cat or two in my pockets for possible self-defence situations. Cats naturally like curling up in tight, dark, preferably warm spaces so they're comfortable for both the carrier and cat. And while traditional thrown weapons (knives, bo-shuriken, etc) are sometimes difficult to hit po...
by Wind
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 26404

Re: Night Ops: 1st Homework Assignment

Sicarius wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Good post, but let me check if I am reading it correctly; Did you say a cat was a good throwing weapon lmao?
Well, yes, in a very dire situation :D But, mostly, I was just checking to see if anyone would read my terribly long post.