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Welcome: I am rogueturtle. My purpose for this web site is to pass along a lifetime of my knowledge on survival skills. I do not intend this site to become a forum for hate-spouting, right/left-wing political or religious groups that tend to gravitate towards some of the other sites. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it. I can hear my mother's words louder now than ever before.

I intend to pass on a lot of "how-to" skills that most people take for granted now. For example, if you are thirsty, you turn on the tap and get a drink of water. Or you open the refrigerator and get a cold can of what-ever. But, what do you do when the water stops flowing and the electricity is out? Ask the people in New Orleans, they'll tell you.

Since the advent of satellite communications, we can watch with fascination as horrible disasters happen to other people. But, what happens when you are one of the other people, and someone else is watching you? This site will help you find out what you need to do. You will hear me harp a lot on what I call the 6 P's:

P.........Proper
P.........Prior
P.........Planning
P.........Prevents
P.........Poor
P.........Performance


I believe in it, and it hasn't let me down yet. Much more on this subject and more in later articles. Best wishes, rogueturtle.


Who the Heck is Rogue Turtle?

The Rogue Turtle is a retired US Air Force Major and former Deputy Sheriff in the Corrections Division in a small Florida city.

As a child, RT attended a full-summer sleep-away camp in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for 13 years in a row. In the later years he was an assistant camp counselor as well as Assistant to the Director. In the 1950's, his parents owned and operated a 30-acre day camp in Indianapolis, Indiana. RT spent almost all his time on the property, living either in a log cabin (built by him and his friends), a teepee (made by a group of camp counselors), or a surplus WWII canvas tent. The old turtle took care of all the yard work, kept up the livestock (2 ponies and a raccoon), and built fishing and other facilities. During the day he was a camp counselor teaching outdoor woodcraft to anyone who would listen. His mother complained that during the summer he only came home to do his laundry. As a teenager, he ate, slept and lived in the deep woods of Indiana. Mom made him move back home to go to school.

In 1964, the old turtle turned in his moccasins for combat boots when he joined the US Air Force. As a Second Lieutenant RT was placed in charge of "Ground Training" for all the Strategic Air Command crew members stationed in Warner Robins, Georgia. This training included hand-to-hand combat, water survival, escape and evasion, and jungle survival, as well as small arms marksmanship training. The Air Force finally found it prudent to send RT to flight school and RT became a Navigator, the only crew member who could tell the pilots where to go. 1968 saw the expansion of the South East Asia War Games (Vietnam) and the old turtle was called on to become a flying target for the VC. But before they sent him over there, they made sure he attended the Air Force Survival School in Fairchild AFB, Washington, as well as "Snake School", the Survival School in Luzon, Philippines. When he finally got to Vietnam, he flew AC-47 "Spooky" gunships. At least this flying target could shoot back.

When the turtle (ass fully intact) returned stateside, he flew around the world for several years in the venerable C-141 (A) aircraft, logging thousands of hours in the air. Later on in his career, he was assigned to several staff positions which involved his first introduction to Anti-terrorism. As the Airport Manager of two major US Air Force Bases (Kadena AFB, Okinawa, and McGuire AFB, New Jersey) RT sat as a primary member of the Anti-terrorism Council, an advisory group tasked with the safety and security of the entire base and its airfield. He can't share his duties there in much detail since most of the security measures are classified. Suffice to say, RT is very aware of the threat terrorists present to our country.

Within the past 3 years, RT has written several survival books that he limited in publication to his family only. His own personal library of survival books is second to none. His oldest son, a computer hacker par-excellent, convinced him to share his knowledge on the web. Slowly, over the next few months and years, most of his books will be published here.

This brings us to the point we are at right now. Years of living outdoors in the bush, combined with a knowledge of current affairs teams up to show how the old-time skills are still needed in today's day and age. PROPER PRIOR PLANNING PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE.


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