Light Reconnaissance (Civilians and Law Enforcement)
Light Reconnaissance (Civilians and Law Enforcement)
Light Reconnaissance (Civilians and Law Enforcement)
Light Reconnaissance (Civilians and Law Enforcement)

Light Reconnaissance (Civilians and Law Enforcement)

Regular price$650.00

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In this three day course, students will learn guiding principles and best practices for modern reconnaissance operations. Reconnaissance assets are the eyes and ears of any group, and a well trained team that understands The Seven Principles of Reconnaissance  is crucial to getting the information needed for sound decisions. Light Reconnaissance focuses on wilderness operations. 

In hard times, a trained reconnaissance team can help a community evaluate defensive positions, provide advance warning, set up repeaters, assess vulnerabilities, and give accurate reports on threats to community property. 

The class will be held in a rural environment, where students will get a thorough refresher in land navigation and survival, as well as proper hide and surveillance site construction, approach techniques, tracking, individual camouflage, range estimation, range cards, objective assessments, reconnaissance theories and strategies, and overland evasion techniques.

This course will require you to navigate from point to point in the mountains under ruck, surveil an objective, and slip away back to friendly lines unobserved, 

Meet up instructions and further details will be emailed to you a week before class starts. 

Course registration will also CLOSE one week before class starts to avoid the logistical problems that come with last minute enrollments. Refunds are offered prior to that one week deadline, but not after. 

MREs are provided in bulk to students on the first day, and it is their responsibility to ration their food throughout. We supply all blank ammunition. There is no live firing during this course. 

Mandatory packing list:

Rucksack capable of carrying all gear

Sleeping bag rated down to at least 40 degrees 

Ground pad, foam or inflatable

Some method of carrying (Camelback, Nalgene, etc.) at least 2 liters of water over terrain

Single walled (NON INSULATED) metal water bottle

Thick leather gloves

Headlamp with batteries in it

Personal and prescribed medications, if applicable

Light jacket for down time in spring/summer/fall, and for movements in winter

Heavy coat, hat, and gloves for classes in winter

Waterproof, insulated winter boots for winter classes; hiking, running, or tactical shoes/boots for classes in all other seasons

Full length hiking pants, military surplus pants, or jeans; NO SWEAT PANTS, NO SHORTS

Rain jacket, and rain pants as well if you wish

Wool hiking socks x2

T shirt x 2


Notepad, pen, and pencil in water proof bag

Camp chair to sit in for classes, and around the fire

Military style or surplus chest rig, web gear, or plate carrier (NO PLATES)

Fully serviceable Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

M4/AR15 30 round magazines x 5

Rifle or carbine chambered in 5.56 ONLY - as we will be only issuing blank rounds in that caliber

White light attached to weapon system for night operations

Minimum 5x binoculars; maximum 15x

Civilian customers please sign up through this website. Military, law enforcement, and contractor organizations please email us at to set up a course for your personnel. 

If you'd like to bring NODs, thermals, drones, or any other technological device feel free, but if all you have is an AR15 with iron sights and a surplus chest rig that's fine too. A good mix of gear in the group adds to the reality of the scenarios. 

We'll be issuing blank firing adapters (BFAs) for our force on force missions. These are designed to work with the A2 flash hider. Please ensure your weapon is compatible, or feel free to bring your own BFA like the SureFire one. We have extra A2 flash hiders if you need them.

 Course held in Western Maryland.