Posted on September 22 2019
Ok, we just finished the ReadyMan challenge that we dubbed “The Ambush”. We had a total blast over the last couple of days with a dozen ReadyMen from all over the United States. They all linked up at the Homestead on Friday evening to begin a weekend of learning the fine art of emplacing and conducting ambushes.
Jeff Kirkham, Wali Tasleem, and Josh Brooks were all on hand to help teach, mentor and critique the students as they went through multiple force-on-force scenarios using the IR Tactical System ReadyMan is pioneering. The IR Tactical System registers a “hit” during force-on-force training and administers a jolt of electricity ( a shock) to the person to let them know they’ve been hit.
As background, the instructors who teaching the course are a mainstay in the ReadyMan challenge and are some of the most experienced and tactically sound instructors available. It’s with great pride that they focus their teaching time and training with “regular folks” because those people are the heartbeat of America!
Just in case you don’t know:
- Jeff is the one of the authors of the Amazon best seller “Black Autumn” and also a 28 year Green Beret with numerous combat tours.
- Wali was a commander with the Afghan Special Forces and participated in combat operations for over 15 years.
- Josh was an infantry Marine for 8 years with several war tours and has a deep understanding of small unit tactics.
So, who is the indisputable champion of the ReadyMan challenge?
You wont believe it but it was a ……. radio!
Yep! The winner of the challenge was the BaoFeng multi channel variable power two-way radio.
During the weekend of scenarios, the students learned that communication is paramount during an operation and getting real time intelligence is incredibly important. The only way to do that in the dark or while the force is spread out over a mountain is to have reliable radios that have enough accessories to make it tactically possible.
The BAUFENG is an incredible powerful radio in a small affordable package. Up to 8 watts of power with scanner function let you monitor as well as reach out and talk to people. You have to hurry though; these are going off the market soon due to the government not liking the power that these little radios have. You can grab one HERE.
The BAOFENG radio has a plethora of accessories so you can use it in multiple scenarios.
We found that you definitely need an earpiece and microphone. This allows you to talk without having to hold the radio to your mouth, which is critical in a tactical situation. You can find these HERE.
So there you have it. If you are putting your emergency preparation plan together or you want to get out in the woods and train with your community, don’t forget the commo. This weekend we proved that this, is the way to go: GET COMMS
You just can’t beat it for the versatility, power and PRICE. It is set at a price that just about anyone can afford. But hurry, because Uncle Sam is banning this model at the end of October. Something about too much power!