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Post by F3R4L » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:29 am

I thought it would be good if we had a topic where we could share/recommend/request books and other documents somehow related to opping.

I've found this translated KGB guide, which has a good section on movement.

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Post by Xanatos » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 am

We have a Library section with plenty of reading material. Are you talking about non-electronic literature? Because that would be useful.
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Post by F3R4L » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am

I just thought of a topic where we could talk about any kind of reading material that is related to opping.

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Post by Secant » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:41 pm

What does the rest of that KGB guide cover? There are a bunch of field manuals in the Library, but IMHO they aren't as useful as they seem. I've found that user-written guides like WotS tend have more pragmatic advice.

And... where exactly does one find a translated KGB guide?

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Post by F3R4L » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:08 pm

I couldn't attach the file, so there's a link:

https://archive.org/details/KGBAlphaTeamTrainingManual

It covers physical training, hand to hand combat, movement and obstacle crossing, some stuff about health and penetration of buildings. I recommended it because it covers stealth and overcoming obstacles.
It's from Paladin Press, I just downladed an archived version of it.

Even though it's got some good info I agree with you about user guides, they are usually better because they focus entirely on stealth.

It's good that you mentioned WotS, because I would be interested in one of the books referenced there, called "Night Movement - How to fight at night". Does anyone have that?

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Post by Xanatos » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:13 pm

Ah, good ol' Paladin Press. Providing knowledge of the black arts since 1970.
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Post by Psychlonic » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:56 pm

Wait, we seriously don't have that in our library? It's quintessential reading for night ops.

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Post by Xanatos » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:22 pm

Thanks, dude.
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Post by F3R4L » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:17 pm

Thanks.

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Post by Secant » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:50 am

Both of these have been posted, thanks gents. https://nightops.net/wiki/doku.php?id=books:books

EDIT: this reminds me, a generous user sent me a whole bunch of Paladin Press books a while back. Obviously I haven't gone through the whole thing yet, but I can upload some to the library if something strikes your fancy. I'll attach a file list below, anything strike your fancy?

Also, I could use a hand curating the library, including sorting through new material and making collections of the quality stuff. If anyone's interested, get in touch.

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SURVIVAL/[Paladin Press] Benson, Ragnar - The Modern Survival Retreat - A New and Vital Approach to Retrea.pdf
SURVIVAL/Survival - Paladin Press - Ragnar Benson - Mantrapping.pdf
SURVIVAL/Marijuana - The Cannabis Grow Bible.pdf
SURVIVAL/Paladin Press - CIA Field-Expedient Key Casting Manual.pdf
SURVIVAL/Paladin Press How To Win In Hand To Hand Fighting I Excellent Copy.pdf
SURVIVAL/Paladin Press - How to Hide Anything.pdf
SURVIVAL/Trickshop - Pickpocketing For Magicians (Eddie Joseph).pdf
SURVIVAL/Understanding Surveillance Technologies Spy Devices Their Origins and Applications.pdf
SURVIVAL/Paladin Press - 1993 - Magician's Arsenal, Professional Tricks Of The Trade - ISBN 0873647416 - 1.pdf
SURVIVAL/Paladin.Press,.Ditch.Medicine.Advanced.Field.Procedures.for.Emergencies.(1993).7.0-2.6.LotB.pdf
LOCKS/Misc - Paladin Press - Illustrated Secrets Of Lockpicking.pdf
LOCKS/The Complete Guide To Lockpicking Loompanics.pdf
LOCKS/Improvised Lock Picks (Formerly Police Guide To Lockpicking) - Jelly.pdf
LOCKS/Paladin Press - Expedient B&E_ Tactics and Techniques for Bypassing Alarms and Defeating Locks (H.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/[Paladin Press] Ragnar Benson - New and Improved C-4.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/- Paladin Press - Farrel, Bic - Backyard Rocketry - Converting Model Rockets Into Explosive Missi.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Paladin Press Anarchy Cookbook 2000 By Louis Helm Iii.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Making Plastic Explosives.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Ragnar Benson - Homemade etonators.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Wallace - Fmx - The Revised Black Book (Paladin Press).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Paladin Press - 1993 - Magician's Arsenal, Professional Tricks Of The Trade - ISBN 0873647416 - 1.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Explosive Principles by Sickler (Paladin Press).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Zips, Pipes, And Pens - Arsenal of Improvised  Weapons - J. David Truby (Paladin Press).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Handbook.of.Chemical.and.Biological.Warfare.Agents.eBook-EEn.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Holmes,Bill - Poor Man's James Bond 3, Silencers -- Paladin Press.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/[Explosives.and.Weapons] Ragnar Benson - Homebuilt Claymore Mines.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Nbk2000 explosives and poisons guide.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Blackbook Companion Published By Paladin Press (1995).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Paladin Press - William Wallace - The Revised Black Book - A Guide to Field Manufactured Explosiv.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/EBooks - Chemistry - MILITARY EXPLOSIVES(chemistry) MUST HAVE EBOOK.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Loompanics, The Construction And Operation Of Clandestine Drug Laboratories Ebook-Jelly.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Homemade C4 - A Recipe for Survival - Ragnar Benson (Paladin Press).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/(Ebook) Paladin Press-US Army Counter Sniper Guide.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Paladin Press - Kurt.Saxon.-.The.Poor.Mans.James.Bond.-.Vol2.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Death By Deception - Advanced Improvised Booby Traps - Jo Jo Gonzales (Paladin Press).pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Benson, Ragnar - Breath of the Dragon.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/(ebook)-Viet Cong Boobytraps by Kurt Saxon.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Kitchen Improvised Fertilizer Explosives.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Anarchy - Paladin Press - Black Book Companion - State-Of-The-Art Improvised Munitions.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/MILITARY EXPLOSIVES(chemistry) MUST HAVE EBOOK.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/Cia Explosives For Sabotage Manual Paladin Press 1987.pdf
EXPLOSIVES/(ebook Survivalists Engineering) explosives and demolitions manual.pdf
MISC/Making Plastic Explosives.pdf
MISC/MILITARY EXPLOSIVES(chemistry) MUST HAVE EBOOK.pdf
MISC/Ultra Baby Homebuilt Airplane Plans.pdf
MISC/Paladin Press - 1993 - Magician's Arsenal, Professional Tricks Of The Trade - ISBN 0873647416 - 1.pdf
MISC/EBooks - Chemistry - MILITARY EXPLOSIVES(chemistry) MUST HAVE EBOOK.pdf
MISC/(ebook Survivalists Engineering) explosives and demolitions manual.pdf
MISC/Cannabis Grow Bible.pdf
MISC/Kitchen Improvised Fertilizer Explosives.pdf
MISC/Blackbook Companion Published By Paladin Press (1995).pdf
MISC/Holmes,Bill - Poor Man's James Bond 3, Silencers -- Paladin Press.pdf
MISC/Marijuana - The Cannabis Grow Bible.pdf
MISC/THe National Locksmith - Guide to Manipulation.pdf
MISC/Trickshop - Pickpocketing For Magicians (Eddie Joseph).pdf
MISC/The Sling For Sport & Survival - Jelly.pdf
MISC/(Ebook) Paladin Press-US Army Counter Sniper Guide.pdf
MISC/Loompanics.Uncle.Fester.Silent.Death.2nd.Edition.pdf
Plus 2/Wi-Fi Toys - 15 Cool Wireless Projects For Home, Office, And Entertainment (2004).pdf
Plus 2/The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments (banned in the 60-s).pdf

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Post by Xanatos » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:57 am

If you want me to sort through those files I can give it a whirl. What do you need done exactly?
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Post by Psychlonic » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 am

Some of this shit is right alongside the anarchist cookbook IMO. Not that all of it has completely wrong info necessarily, it's just often incomplete or written in an otherwise misleading way. They can also seriously undermine how easily it is to create certain things in today's world. For instance, "Poor Man's James Bond 3 - Silencers". It's extremely easy to make quality baffle suppressors or even monolithic designs (and always has been, it's just that the public domain of suppressor design knowledge wasn't really a thing in the 80s or prior).

Also, for a good laugh go find yourself a video of Kurt Saxon and take a look at his hands. Despite what he or anyone else might try to say, blowing off your fingers isn't par the course for handling explosives. That's called a fuck up. Do you want your instructions coming from that guy, especially when they were written around the same time he blew those fingers off? Meaning the info is at least incomplete if the author himself lost appendages because of it.

The structure here reminds me of the massive RogueSci torrent that used to do rounds BTW. Is that the case?
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Post by Xanatos » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm

Is that the huge 75GB one? It died with my old computer.
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Post by Secant » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:17 am

Could be from that 75GB collection, although it was sent to me independently. The collection is still around btw, there are at least two people seeding it:

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I've always treated the library as kind of a mix between &T and the "keep circulating the tapes" principle. IMHO there is no information that is inherently "bad", it's on the reader to interpret and understand what's legit. Of course if the reader has shitty judgement, maybe they deserve to lose a finger or two. At the very least, that dude's books might be a manual of what NOT to do.

What I wanted to do was get some knowledgeable people to curate collections of quality files. Sort the wheat from the chaff a bit. After all, I'm more of a janitor than a librarian.

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Post by Xanatos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:19 am

I have a pair of glasses and an ugly vest. I guess that qualifies me as a librarian.
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Post by Psychlonic » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:20 pm

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:17 am
I've always treated the library as kind of a mix between &T and the "keep circulating the tapes" principle. IMHO there is no information that is inherently "bad", it's on the reader to interpret and understand what's legit. Of course if the reader has shitty judgement, maybe they deserve to lose a finger or two. At the very least, that dude's books might be a manual of what NOT to do.
I can't argue that, my personal library is the same way and I have all of those ebooks. Why? Mystery for the ages, maybe it's just completeness sake, or the nostalgia of an era before you could find this stuff on YouTube channels. Speaking of YouTube and libraries, it's not "documents" necessarily but I highly recommend everyone get themselves a good flash video downloader addon and save videos of certain value. They're tearing down more and more videos and the demonetization politics game they're playing is forcing a lot of good people out. I probably already have stuff that's no longer up since there's so much content on there and YouTube just silently pulls things.

There's no way to tell for certain at this stage, but I honestly think we're in an information golden age right now and it's not going to last forever. So I'm saving, I consider it a worthy investment for the future.
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Post by Secant » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:30 am

Well said, I feel the same way. The internet is a living thing, and commercial interests rot it from the inside.

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Post by Psychlonic » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:35 pm

So I was thinking today, to what full scope would you like the library to be? I could contribute quite a bit, maybe when time allows we can chat it out and help each other. I wouldn't mind "propagating" my library so to speak to keep the files online and available in case anything happens to me storage devices they're on and of course you and the site would benefit as well by having them available.
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Post by F3R4L » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:41 pm

It would be also good if the library had the recommended books from WoTS (I know some of them are already there).

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Post by Secant » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:55 pm

Psych, check your PMs. F3RAL has a good point, it's be great to have all the stuff referenced by WoTS at least.

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