HIP POCKET BRIEF
Lessons on Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
A Hip Pocket Brief is an informal, short, and concise training session. We think these briefs will be helpful to add some extra tactics to your “toolkit”. Below are three of our recent off the hip sessions posted unredacted at bit.ly/TheGBC and summarized on our free Telegram channel at t.me/graymanbriefing
Hip Pocket Brief: Vehicle Security.
BLUF: Prevent carjackings, muggings, kidnapping, and you get the idea; by simply locking your car door.
1. When you get in your vehicle, lock your doors.
2. When you arrive at your location, keep your doors locked until ready to exit.
3. Scan the area before approaching/exiting your vehicle. If there is a potential threat; drive away, walk away, hit the panic button, call 911, pretend you are on the phone with someone.
4. When you exit your vehicle, lock it with your key/fob not the door button.
5. Assure all doors are locked and that no one popped a passenger door prior to you locking it.
6. Inspect vehicle for signs of disturbances, punctures tires, note on window, signs of tampering.
7. When home, leave your key fob by your bed. Use it as a panic alarm if you fear someone is on your property.
8. Secure a spare key via ziptie in an obscure and hidden exterior area of your vehicle.
9. Conceal/secure garage door opener if left in vehicle as it serves as an access to your home.
Hip Pocket Brief: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
The phases of TCCC are Care Under Fire (CUF), Tactical Field Care (TFC), and Tactical Evacuation Care (TEC). As a civilian CUF & TFC are applicable for active shooter or threat scenarios. We’ll bypass TEC for domestic threats as the Emergency Medical System and First Responders serve as a replacement.
CUF- [You are under fire or under an active threat.] Engage the threat until it is stopped or you can take cover. The causality should attempt to engage or move to cover if possible and then render self-aid. For massive hemorrhaging, apply TQ. Ignore most other injuries until TFC.
TFC- [You are in a dangerous area but not under an active threat.] Secure the perimeter. Use MARCH to assess and treat injuries.
M- Massive hemorrhaging
A – Airway
R – Respiration
C – Circulation
H – Head Injury/Hypothermia
Hip Pocket Brief: Online Security
BLUF: Minimize your digital footprint by taking simple steps.
Make sure your social media outlet (SMO) accounts and posts are set to “private.”
When conducting trivial online activity (message boards, creating accounts on hobby sites, etc) use an alias and a throw-away email address.
Do web searches on an engine like DuckDuckGo that doesn’t track your searches. (privacy/incognito modes still track you)
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want an employer or your mother to see.
Strip EXIF meta data from photos before uploading them. This is especially important if sharing them anywhere other than SMOs (which often auto strip metadata).
Search yourself using combinations of your PII. Everywhere you find a result, follow the removal instructions to delete your info from the results. Data mining brokers continually share your PII. Consider feeding them false info such as a fake address or #. This will create a copy array of cover-PII leaving unreliable breadcrumbs for doxxers.