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onPoint Tactical, LLC, scout, tracking and survival school Newsletter 
February 2013  
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Kevin Reeve


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and events.  Our unique training prepares our students, both professionals and select civilians, for an unfolding dynamic and trains them to be significant assets in extraordinary and difficult scenarios. We help them develop survival strategies based on the modern application of  proven, advanced
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I have a friend who stepped off the curb and was hit and killed by a vehicle running a red light.  He was 40 years old and his life was over in one second.  I almost made the same mistake.  While in England, I checked for traffic and confidently began to step into the intersection, when my companion yanked me back.  I'd looked left instead of right, the wrong direction in a country that drives on the left-hand side of the street.  It was a near miss and my companion chided me:  "That's why we call you Yanks."






Basic Scout
Advanced Scout


              Basic      APR 8-10

  Advanced    APR 11-13

 St. George, UT  


Basic Scout

I am frequently asked to describe the Scout curriculum and especially its relevance to our lives today.

Most primitive cultures had some function or group that was responsible for reconnaissance.  This is especially true of hunter-gatherer societies that were constantly on the move.  They needed to know that the areas they moved through were clear of enemies, or at least where the enemy was and in what strength.

The skills required of the ancient scouts included the ability to move quietly through the environment, the ability to camouflage one's self, the ability to observe and recall what one has observed, the ability to read the voices of nature, such as birds and insects to learn of the presence of others.  Also included were team movement skills, tracking, anti and counter tracking skills, survival skills (no trace survival) and a host of other related abilities.

By utilizing this combination of skills, the scout was able to go before the main body, and alert them as necessary to the presence, strength, and size of enemies, thus allowing them to avoid conflict.

Given that the Apache were able to survive in an extremely hostile environment, when surrounded by so many enemies, it stands to reason that their scouts were exceptionally developed skill wise.

So what do the skills of the Apache Scout have to do with life in today's society?  Learning these skills today promotes a tremendous sense of self-reliance.  One learns to move in such a way as to minimize their presence, to learn to observe and remember things they encounter. It promotes the ability to think and act as a protector, to not be a victim.

So while the skills of the Scout may seem archaic, they are in fact, very relevant today.  How many of us feel that we are safer today than we were ten years ago?  How many feel safer as they travel the world?  The scout skills of awareness and movement are as relevant today as they ever have been.

Advanced Scout 
This course teaches the student how to see, understand, and utilize terrain the way Apache Scouts did. Students will learn how to develop observation and mapping skills that will give them tremendous operational advantages. Students will also learn advanced movement training techniques that will over time greatly reduce their noise and concentric ring signature. They will apply camouflage to Scout shelters (other than Scout pits) and learn to live and move silently and invisibly for extended periods of time. 

With over 18 years of wilderness survival educational training, we've created an exceptional and unique event.  Sign up for both classes and save $150+. Call to pay.  609-668-5384.  Look forward to seeing you in class. - Kevin Reeve 

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APR 25-27
MAY 23-25
JUN 6-8



Our premier class,  Urban Escape & Evasion takes you into the heart of darkness.  Kidnapping has become a profitable business around the world, and the threat of finding yourself caught in the chaos of a city in crisis is even more relevant. 

Graduates of the Urban E&E class have a sense of confidence knowing they have unique skills that will serve them in a variety of urban scenarios, including:
* a natural disaster,
* loss of civility,
* terrorist attack,
* kidnapping,
* criminal activity, and many other situations.  

Students will learn:
* how to evade a mob,
* how to find water & food in an urban wasteland,
* how to escape unlawful custody,
* how to read the concentric rings of the urban baseline, and much more.

This class is ideal for the domestic or international traveler, aide workers, students, contractors, military, and law enforcement.

Read more, register now and save ....

"This class was better than my entire college education" - Neil Strauss, author of the NYT's bestseller Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life.


  Pine Barrens,  NJ     May 19


Students will learn how to navigate using a map and compass. This decidedly low-tech approach will teach the skills necessary to survive as a Scout without the latest technology.

Students will learn how to follow an azimuth, locate their position, and plan a route. In addition, students will learn survival navigation that will allow them to follow an azimuth without a compass. It is surprising how few people actually know these basic yet invaluable, potentially life-saving outdoor skills

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Feb 6          Land Navigation
Feb 7-9       Winter Scout/Survival 
                  (Near St George, Pine Valley@7000 ft)
Feb 18-20   Urban Survival St George, UT
Feb 21-21   Off-Grid Medicine St George, UT

Mar 4-6       Urban Escape & Evasion  Los Angeles
Mar 7-9       Advanced Urban E&E Los Angeles
Mar 18-20    Wilderness Survival  St George, UT
Mar 21-23    Survival Trek   St. George, UT

April 8-10     Scout  St George, UT
April 11-13   Advanced Scout  St George, UT
April 25-27   Urban Escape & Evasion  Atlanta

May 6-8       Flint Knapping Workshop St George, UT
May 9-11      Bow Making Workshop St George, UT
May 20-22    Scout New Jersey
May 23-25    Urban Escape & Evasion  NJ/Philly

June 3-5      Surviving Deadly Contact  Indiana
June 6-8      Urban Escape & Evasion  Chicago
June 17-19   Private Class by invitation
June 20-22   Art of Camouflage St George, UT

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$25 off each class. 

Offer Expires: MARCH
May 1, 2013
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