This class will be taught by Andrew Smrecek of Combat Art Training and Jay Gibson of Praelectus Training.
Patrolling the Homestead is a patrolling class for civilians. The purpose of this class is to save lives in the event of societal collapse or foreign invasion.
This is a tactics class. You and your team will be moving in formation, communicating in silence, and avoiding enemy detection. If society breaks down you will be chosen to be a leader and there will be times when you will need to leave your home. This class will teach you the tactics and strategy necessary to leading a successful patrol, so you can get everyone home alive.
This is not a shooting class. You can wear your kit and have ammo on you but we will not be shooting. This class is about tactically moving with a team and getting everyone home alive.
There will be lecture immediately followed with practical application, going back and forth from the lecture to the field to practice what you have learned. It would be smart to bring a chair and folding table to make the lecture portions more comfortable.
Specialized roles will be more realistically filled by those with specialized training. Students with training in medical, radio communication, land navigation, long range shooting, night vision, etc., will be placed in a specialized role during class. However, every student will be rotated through leadership positions.
There will be a lowlight patrolling section at the end of the first day. If you have night vision or thermals, bring them. We will be maintaining light and noise discipline.