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Forward Observer Podcast Episode #001 – Source Recruitment & Operations Security

Welcome to the very first FO Podcast.   It’s been a long time coming!  Thank you for listening in, we appreciate your support, and we hope to provide you with interesting and informative content that will improve your preparations.


Please let us know how we can improve our podcast!


Be sure to join us next Tuesday (9/3) for the second episode of the Forward Observer Podcast.  We’ll have James Wesley Rawles of Survival Blog and the popular Patriots series of novels on the show.  It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

Show Notes:

Radio Free Redoubt – How Mossad Recruits Palestinian Sources

Declassified CIA Report on Economic Espionage/American Personality Traits (PDF)


Weigand Combat Handguns


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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. Hey Devin – Thank you! We’re going to push for 30-45 minute podcasts, but I feel so relieved that the first one is out of the way. Sure, we can get into some news stuff; explain what’s going on, etc. Wilco.

  1. OK, here is a list of things that I personally would love to hear more about, in detail.

    1. Gorilla Mountain Warfare Tactics
    2. Secure Communications Methods For Small Units
    3. Retreat Physical Security
    4. Top Combat Tactics That We Should Focus On
    5. EMP Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
    6. Combat Medicine and a list of basic and comprehensive kits

    I could probably think of more. A lot of preppers and patriots are lost, there is just so much information to digest.

    1. We can definitely check a few of those off the list. We have some experts lined up and will be tackling several of those in the coming months. I appreciate the feedback!

    1. Hey Wrench – Thank you for listening! Your support means a lot to me. Sadly I won’t be at PATCON this year, but I’ll try to catch the next one. Have a good time down there!

  2. PLEASE make a way for us to download the podcast to our computer so we can move it to an mp3 player or other device for listening in the car, on the go, etc. I hate podcasters that require one to be glued to their computer and their Internet connection to listen to something. Let me download it and take it with me, please. I-tunes is only a so-so format for this. Let us download it directly from your site — works better, much better. And, I can’t find it on I-tunes anyway. Other than that, thanks for doing this.

    1. Just for you, Weston. Our podcasts will be available for download today. There’ll be a download link on each Podcast show page. Thank you for the feedback! Please let us know other ways that we can improve the show.

    1. Hey Jack – Thank you for listening! We’ll work on making them longer and of a higher quality. I was just glad to get the first one out the door.

  3. Fantastic broadcast! You have a great voice for radio, very natural, compelling, and summoning. I’m very impressed and will support you in every way I can.

    1. Hey Alden – We appreciate the support. I never considered that I have a voice for radio, but thank you for the compliments! Please let us know how we can make the podcast better for you.

  4. Congratulations on your first podcast. I’m having trouble listening to it on my droid. I agree with Weston about having an mp3 download available for offline listening. I personally like how radio Free redoubt does theirs on Podbean.
    Thanks for doing everything you do to help us out.

    1. Thank you for listening. I’m trying to get the iPhone/droid apps set up so everyone can listen to us via mobile. I agree with you that we should make our podcasts downloadable and I’m working towards a timely solution for that. Thank you, again!

  5. Starting out and gleaning everything I can… thank you. You are on my resource list.
    I am disabled Vietnam veteran 60 years old grandma.
    I know I need to do the work for my grandhildren

  6. Been looking forward to this for along time. It’s great to finally see the end result! I think this will turn into something special.

    1. Hey Taylor – Thank you for listening… and for waiting! I appreciate your encouragement. We hope it turns into something special as well. Thank you, again!

  7. Sam, great show.Excellent thoughts.
    Good habits don’t suffer from being practiced regardless.
    Just recently subscribed to the magazine.Can’t wait for more.
    Good luck,chris

    1. Hey Chris – Thank you for dropping by and listening, and also for subscribing to our magazine. Please let us know how we can make the magazine and podcast better for you!

  8. I figured out how to download it. I just needed to pay attention.

    Can you do a podcast on warnings and indicators for false flag operations?

    1. I think we could do a mailbag and answer some of these questions. Yes, I can talk about false flag operations, but they’re very difficult to discover unless you have lots of data. I’ll tackle it in a future episode. Thank you for the question!

  9. Great Job!!! Thanks for all the info. I have been listening to Radio Free Redoubt for the last year now and I am glad that I found you folks from them. What can you tells us about disinformation? Is the Gov. putting out much of this to us ?

    1. Hey Ron – Thank you for listening! We’re glad to run this podcast and glad to be associated with Radio Free Redoubt. We can talk about disinformation versus misinformation, and how to tell the difference. Thank you for the questions! We’ll put them into a future podcast!

  10. Greetings from the Redoubt!..Excellent Samuel!… Looking forward to the JWR interview.. Just one note tho, Please allow him to speak!.. so many interviews with him end up one sided with the host rambling on and Jim not being able to get a word in edgewise.

    I look forward to many podcast downloads from you in the future.Great work man!… Many of us construction contractors have small MP3 Players loaded with podcasts that we listen too while we are at work, so an hr or better would be great!..

    1. Hey Lar – I’m right there with you on the hosts rambling without letting their guests speak! That’s a huge pet peeve of mine, too. I’d say JWR speaks 80-90% of this interview, so plenty of content from him. Thank you for listening, for the support and for the compliments! We’ll work on some more hour-long podcasts!

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