FO Podcast Episode 017 – What’s Going On With Forward Observer? – Forward Observer Shop

FO Podcast Episode 017 – What’s Going On With Forward Observer?

What’s going on with Forward Observer? And why hasn’t there been a podcast in the last month?

Answers to these questions and more in this week’s episode.



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Mike Shelby is a former military intelligence NCO and contract intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.


  1. first of all – it’s great to see another podcast.

    I liked the culper institute format and I hope you return to that. I learned a lot from it. I like the podcasts, not for production. value but the content. Even this website format sucks the content is great. It’s the great content that keeps me here. the Internet is full of BS that I don’t go to.

    lastly, you have two competing desires. one is to eat and pay your bills and the other is to educate people. one you have to have and the other you do out of the kindness of your heart. it shows through the content that you guys care. keep caring, and support from subscribers and advertisers will come. I have a chance to sell 5000 sets of body armor on a govt contract. I did call your advertiser and let him know I heard of them through forward observer and if the contract comes through I would use them. I’m not the only person in the world that supports what you are doing. just be patient.

    1. asbrandsson – Thank you for the continued support. I’m currently (still) searching for a dependable Learning Mgmt Software that we can use. The last one worked for a few students, but I think there were so many students that it overloaded the system. So we’re looking for a platform on steroids now. About to make a decision on one and move forward!

  2. question-

    can you explain FO magazine vs. Guerrillamerica vs. Culper Institute?

    goals for each? how much time are you putting into each one? combine them all into FO mag? will FO university be the same courses as Culper Institute?

    I really enjoy Mosby’s blog, listening to the podcast (dont worry about editing it), reading the magazine, and i plan on taking your intel classes… either here or at culper. not sure which or why.

    Seems like yall need to get more articles/videos/podcasts/ facebook posts/infographics about why people need intel analysis – and get the word out to the prepper community.

    1. Hey Tex –

      Guerrillamerica is my personal blog. My goal is to educate. Forward Observer Magazine is our print/digital magazine. Our goal is to educate. FO University is our online courseware. That goal is to educate.

      We’re in the process of shifting all the Culper Inst stuff over to Forward Observer University (Culper Inst is going away). We’re building FO University so that other trainers in the community can host their own e-courses through FOU.

      Educating on the need for Intel is a process in and of itself, away from actually teaching the Intelligence. Ha.

      Thank you for dropping by and commenting!

  3. you should consider moodle. You have to set it up on a Linux server or it runs like crap, and you have to goto moodle share and download a free course on how to populate a course. I’m pretty computer retarded and it was easy for me to follow and set up.

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