The Personal ‘Stealth’ Existence: Remain Deadly

By John Farnam

Shadow Man
The Personal ‘Stealth' Existence: Remain Deadly
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( In the wake of Friday’s heroic action by US Servicemen in Europe, who are currently getting microphones and camera lenses shoved into their faces by the minute, as well as being invited to appear on all manner of TV talk-shows, along with parents, partners, trainers, neighbors, therapists, high-school teachers, family pets, et al:

Some sage advice for Military, LEO, and all Operators, “famous” or not:

Don’t wait for self-serving, intelligence-insulting “guidance,” nor laughable, sophomoric suggestions printed on a poster.

Be boring, silent, invisible. Maintain an extremely low electronic profile. Maintain a low physical profile. Disappear. Be invisible. Vanish!

Keep your mug out of the papers and off TV.

A highly-skilled Googler in China, Russia, Syria, Iran, who types-in your name, rank, branch, names of family members, etc, and then hits “enter,” should be greeted repeatedly with “…no results found.”

When you are linked-in, link-out, today! Stay “out,” permanently!

This War (… and it is a “shooting war”), we’re currently in will last for the next hundred years, and our despicable enemies consider anyone/everyone to be “fair targets.”

Your home address and phone numbers need to be secrets. Stay off, and out of, all “directories,” “lists,” phone books. Receive mail and packages at a remote mail drop. Assume all phone conversations, and e-mail communication, are being monitored. Watch what you say!

Your home needs electronic security!

Since the 1970s, I’ve been advocating this “stealth existence” for all Operators. Now, it has become critical, for your continued good health and security of family members.

Personal alertness/readiness needs to be a way of life, along with going armed, and continuous personal invisibility.

Serious pistol(s) always at hand. Military rifle always nearby.

Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate, and don’t ask permission. (You don’t need it!)

Critical data has been systematically leaked/hacked at the national level. Intentional or not, makes little difference. Either way, the current Administration obviously doesn’t care a whit, so you better!

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~ Antoine de St Exupery


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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5 years ago

I am so damn sick of the “Culture of Fear” I can stand it, and now of all damn places I am finding it more and more here, seriously, everything in life, especially a lot of the really fun things have a risk, like acutally being alive and having a set of balls comes with a risk… Being in the military is one of those best/worst in life things, telling our MILITARY to essentially hide and barricade/hide with their families in their homes, stay off the net, get alarm systems, keep a low rifle that is EVERYTHING that military members… Read more »

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago

Wow. Does the author REALLY believe such nonsense or just when he is off his Valium? What is truly disturbing is knowing he owns firearms.

5 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

“CK” I have read your posts in many articles. Are you truly this abrasive or just like being a contrarian. The author may sound extreme to you but all you have to do is Google “military families threatened” and you will get many articles from mainstream media outlets reporting that family members are being targetted. Keeping an electronic profile allows anyone to easily find your information. It is bad enough that for a few bucks this information can be gotten. The purpose of this article is that when you buy into the limelight that these serviceman are getting you are… Read more »

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
5 years ago
Reply to  Semperfi1983

Amigo, there is a fine line between precaution and paranoia. The author of the article, IMHO, crossed over that line. The truth hurts……..