Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Extended Weekend Warrior

Introductory Home Guard Course passed, and some weekend meetings and training done the last months. And over the Halloween weekend I was at the exercise needed to fulfill my contract for this year.

Now I want to get morale patches, for example Chairborne Ranger, Space Shuttle Door Gunner and FIGMO. I've already got BOHICA.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend warrior

I like nature and some things that go boom, so I joined The Swedish National Home Guard.

A side benefit: I like headwear. The equipment I was issued included cap, winter cap, balaclava, helmet and a beret. The Swedish defence forces like to prepend most equipment designations with protective-, field- or combat- and since I'm assigned to the staff platoon I'll be wielding a field-pen and a combat keyboard.

I haven't done the introductory course yet (happens in June), so at the moment I'm not even a private.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?


I haven't written anything in this blog for over a year, time to do something about it. But not now.

Stay tuned for a long overdue update on birdwatching, photography, bowties, PS3 and poker.