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We need to explore the various aspects of logistics seriously.

Some things can be learned.

Food and field sanitation can be practiced. There are lots of groups and organizations that actually do this regularly. The Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and lots of churches have mobile kitchens that they deploy all over the place in support of catastrophes. Find them and volunteer and learn.

Metal fabrication doesn’t happen as much as it used to, but there are still folks and shops out there that do it. Cultivate a relationship with them.

If you want to learn how to make things go bang, start practicing with fireworks. There are plenty of sites out there that will sell the equipment and provide the knowledge how to do it. Introduce this skill to your metal folks.

Electronic repair is getting to be a lost art. The folks that were trained in it are getting old and it’s just not trained anymore. If you can’t train someone on your team, talk to the old timers and find out what common parts should be stockpiled for future swapping.

Weapons repair is getting to be a lost art too. Gunsmiths are getting old. If you can’t get this skill on your team, do the same thing that you did with the electronics. Start stockpiling common parts.

Obviously on the electronics and weapons, a decision in your team to have common equipment will make your life easier. A mini 14 might be your favorite, but if the rest of the team has AR-15s, you might want to switch. Radios are getting cheaper and cheaper every day. It might be a good time for the team to go with a common radio.

Finding a specialist for each aspect of logistics is unrealistic for most teams. Using the old “one is none and two is one” mantra finding two is even more problematic. Too often when it looks too hard to do, we ignore it.

There is a solution for all of us.

It starts with figuring out what are requirements are!

The Army breaks supply down into classes.

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