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That’s right, you’ve found the Appalachian Tactical Academy blog. This is a place for Brooke and I to share our thoughts and insights on tactics, training, liberty, fighting mindset, gear, and all manner of other things relevant to the responsible, freedom-loving, armed American patriot.

Be warned right up front: I’m not going to just tell you what you want to hear. I believe this nation is currently in desperate need of patriots like you who are willing to actually take a stand and do something effective to preserve our liberties. As such, I plan to tell you what you need to hear.

What I have to say will require you reach down deep within and summon up discipline, fortitude, and intellectual effort. I am interested in the pursuit of truth, not entertainment. The journey may be painful, but growing is always going to be a little painful, and as my drill instructors used to say back at Parris Island, “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

Shooter ready? Standby.

– Ben