Sam Culper and Forward Observer Magazine

An open letter from your friendly editor about:

Forward Observer Magazine

Sam Culper FOMagIn recent times Oath Keepers’ regular readers have been fortunate to have Sam Culper publish his “SitRep” (Situational Report) articles here at Oath Keepers national. Oath Keepers has also emailed his articles to our full lists as he published them, and I would venture to think that thousands of good readers felt empowered by Sam’s written Intelligence regarding recent events in Burns, Oregon.

I’ve spent a few hours at Sam Culper’s Forward Observer Magazine, enjoying everything I found there. For our readers who have not visited Sam’s site, I’m inviting you to do it right away. Look around the site. If you sign up for FO’s weekly email you’ll be glad you did. There is no spam with incessant barrages, just a weekly email bringing you “information about Intelligence, Security, and Defense”.

A real hit with our readers here at Oath Keepers was one of Sam’s Forward Observer podcasts, number “034”. If you missed this one first time around, do check it out now. In that podcast you’ll hear,

Peter White, Western Rifle Shooters Association

Matt Bracken, former SEAL and fiction author

Mike Vanderboegh, III% Founder and Sipsey Street Irregulars

Stewart Rhodes, Founder and President of Oath Keepers

David Codrea, War on Guns

Bob Wright, New Mexico Militia

fo-podcast-cThat’s a unique lineup of original thinkers and doers. Listen closely to David Codrea’s closing remarks. Share the link to that podcast with friends, eh? It’s packed with good perspectives.


From the Forward Observer Magazine website we read about Sam:


Samuel Culper is the Director of Forward Observer’s Open Source Intelligence service. He was an Army and contract Intelligence analyst with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now splits his time between the American Redoubt and the Deep South.

Subscribers receive for a small monthly subscription fee

“Forward Observer – Open Source Intelligence provides expert insight into SHTF intelligence, security, defense and warfare from current and former intelligence professionals and special operations soldiers.”

Great News For Oath Keepers:

Forward Observer Magazine will do a 25% discount for OK’ers. Our membership is 9.99/month, or $7.50/month with the discount.

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One page I particularly enjoyed at Sam’s site is about Psy-Ops. Now that’s a subject right up my alley, yes? I love it, and Sam has done a great introductory article on Psy-Op, titled “Apocalypse Advertising: A PSYOP Primer”. Sample passage —

Patriot Prepper PSYOP

Ultimately, patriot-prepper PSYOP should encompass a range of efforts, with a variety of target audiences. First, there is the ongoing effort to reach like-minded people already within the movement and convince them to alter their behavior by actually getting training, then getting outside and practicing what they learn and using their gear in a realistic, effective manner.

Second, we have to reach out to like-minded people, amongst libertarians, gun owners, non-political preppers, and groups that should share our goals, whether they realize it or not, and whether they currently share our values and goals or not.

Finally, we have to reach and influence the behavior and mindsets of people intrinsically opposed to our goals and values. In this last case, we’re not concerned with convincing them to side with us, but to either leave us alone or to be so afraid of us, that the mere thought of our presence makes them piss themselves.

I encourage everyone to study that page and make notes. In today’s volatile world, it is absolutely imperative that principles and techniques of PSYOP are understood by all patriots. But that is not all one can find at Forward Observer Magazine. There is a real treat in their online store. When one clicks on “SHOP”, one finds among other items Sam’s book.

A paragraph from Sam’s blurb about the book found on that linked page –

Sam Culper FOMag_SHTF-Intel-470x600SHTF Intelligence is filled with the how-to’s of building and running an intelligence section for community security.  The ability to gather and utilize critical intelligence information and provide early warning is what separates you from your peers and adversaries.  If you don’t have threat intelligence before SHTF, and no way to get it during SHTF, then you’re going to be screwed.  You’re going to be stressed and probably scared because you won’t know what’s going on.


 I have ordered my copy of SHTF Intelligence: An Intelligence Analyst’s Guide To Community Security.  I can’t wait to find my copy of Sam’s book in my post office box, but I already know I’ll appreciate the Intelligence that Sam will have meticulously packed between the covers.

Oath Keepers is pleased that Sam Culper has shared his reports with us, and we’re happy to recommend his website, his organization, and his book.  Thanks Sam,


Elias Alias, editor

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Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net