This weekend, Karl Rehn of KR Training and I held our annual prepper training weekend event, normally scheduled for the first full weekend after January 1.
This year's event deviated dramatically from the past five years. First, we moved from our usual venue - the Cabela's outdoor store in Buda, Texas - to Karl's facility near Lincoln. This enabled us to have training in the classroom as well as the range. We also expanded the event to two days, which enabled us to cover much more material than we normally would have.
The new format seemed to really go over well with attendees. Most of them had never attended the Cabela's events before (of 14 attendees, only three had previously joined us at Cabela's.)
Here are some notes on some selected parts of the presentations I did:
In addition, Karl taught two mornings on the range. We gave students the option of classroom training or range training during the morning session. Karl covered fundamentals on Saturday morning, progressing to shooting from cover and armed movement in structures. The Sunday morning range session had students conducting team tactics - something most shooting programs don't stress. In an emergency, you may not only be trying to stop the threat - you may have to coordinate the movements of friends and family who are with you.
Some overall thoughts:
Karl and I are already working on some advanced preparedness training opportunities for this summer and beyond. I have some ideas on where we need to go next, and the participants offered some good suggestions as well.
Make 2018 the year you get better prepared.
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