Classes update 02 AUG 2016

Hello Patriots!

As our Facebook post a few days ago hinted, we are currently developing some new classes for you.

The first will be a two part webinar of the “Basic Privacy and Anonymity” class that we first ran back in June.  This will be our first webinar experience and will be co-taught by Kit and Steve.  Since this is our first time delivering with this method, we will only be charging $25.  We’re tentatively looking at 8/24 for part 1 and 8/31 for part 2.

For the details from the last class, see:

The second class is a new one we’re putting on, answering the call for more focused communications training to help you get comfortable around radios.  We’ll be putting a heavy emphasis on listening, small group communications, and just enough theory to get you started.  This is *not* a Technician or General class, although we cover a few of the same topics.  The details are still being worked out, but it will be co-taught by Mike and Steve.  The cost will be $50 and will be at the Kingsgate Library north of Seattle on 9/17 from 1015 to 1645.  Bring your comms gear and time allowing we’ll have show-and-tell with the class.

To sign up, please contact us at  We’re still working on a way to do online payments and signup without it being a burden.

Basic Privacy and Anonymity Class, 25 June 2016

This class is geared to those who either need to learn the basics of privacy and anonymity, or who would like a refresher. Everyone has the right to conduct their affairs in private, this class will show you how to do that. Whether you’re a total beginner who’s never heard of any of this, or someone who’s dabbled but doesn’t feel comfortable or wants to make sure they’re doing it right, this class is for you. If you missed the Groundrod Primer class last month, then here’s your chance to get in on the same subject matter.

We’ll cover the following:

  • the Tor Browser – how to browse the clearnet and darkweb anonymously.
  • TAILS operating system – how to run a live system from a flash drive.
  • Secure messaging – which ones are best for privacy?
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN) – how to connect to the internet anonymously.
  • Bitcoin Basics – how to buy and sell cryptocurrency for anonymous purchases.
  • Best practices for online activities – how to evade digital surveillance and protect your metadata.

This is a one-day class, to be held in Bellevue, WA, and is open to all; there will be no vetting for this particular class. Make sure to get in on this one, because we’ll be offering a second class as a sequel to this covering things like creating a new identity for online activities, and how to make anonymous purchases that are not traced back to you.

Bring your laptop or tablet, a blank USB flash drive of 4 GB or more, and get ready to learn some critical skills.

DATE: Saturday, 25 June 2016
LOCATION: Bellevue, WA

The cost for this is only $50 for the whole day of hands-on training. As with all of our classes, 100% of all money taken in goes directly toward funding more classes. You’ll leave with a working TAILS system, some anonymous messaging accounts, and a Bitcoin wallet–with the skills to use them all.

Email us at to save your seat!


Guerrilla Support Operations Course May 3-4, 2016

Every guerrilla movement needs a support infrastructure. Supplies, communications, safe houses, contacts, networks. These are the things that often get lost in the never-ending push to “run and gun.” Who supplies those folks? Who makes sure they get to where they’re needed? Who gives them the information they need to operate? How do you cultivate the trusted networks necessary to get things done? This Guerrilla Support Ops class will show you.

Taught by John Mosby of MountainGuerrilla, this class will cover the support operations for your group and network. You’ll learn how to perform the critical functions that make things run, the networks behind the scenes, how to set them up, communicate with them, and get things and people where they need to be. This is not a class you’ll want to miss, whether you’re in an established pyramid style group or an autonomous cell-based group.


Please note: This is a weeknight class, broken up into 2 nights.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Location: Auburn, WA (specific location undisclosed)
Times: 1730-2100

All vetting and security protocols apply. This class will fill up fast, so get in NOW!

For general questions, contact us at

To apply for entry, email


Metallic Reloading 101 Class

****NOTE: This class will be rescheduled.****


TOWR is offering a Reloading 101 class. This is a lecture only class and the first of our Reloading Series. Our second class in the series will be a hands-on lab; please note that you will not be able to take the second hands-on class unless you have had this 101 level course.

While the lecture-only 101 course is somewhat like the NRA Reloading course, there will be things covered in much more detail than the basic NRA course goes into.

Get signed up for this course as soon as possible! Seats will go fast.

The price is $100 for the entire day, and completion of this class will allow you to take the second class in this series, the hands-on reloading lab.

Please email us at for more details or to sign up!

Location: Seattle/Tacoma (will be given to the class attendees directly)

Cost: $100

SHTF Intelligence Course

Sam Culper of Forward Observer Magazine is teaching a SHTF Intelligence course in Spokane, WA in mid-March. If you haven’t taken this class yet, you need to–and if you’re one of the folks who have been asking us for an intelligence class in the Spokane area, we’ll simply point you in Sam’s direction for this one. He’s one of the best out there for this particular topic; he literally wrote the book on it. Here’s a taste of what you’ll be learning:

– threat identification
– threat analysis
– understanding the threat environment and you
– understanding the community security mission
– community security strategies
– the Intelligence Cycle
– how to gather intelligence information (specific for your locale)
– how to analyze incoming intelligence information
– how to set up a community intelligence section
– the fundamental tasks and responsibilities of the intelligence section
– Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield & Community
– Area Assessments

There’s a lot more information on the FOMag website. If you want to know what’s really going on around you, if you truly want to understand the threats we face, and if you want to learn how to effectively deal with community intelligence then you need this course. Don’t wait until SHTF to care about this stuff—you need to understand SHTF Intelligence NOW.

As an added bonus, you can help out TOWR’s mission as well by attending! Sam has agreed to donate to TOWR for any students who we send to his course. So, go learn some critical skills AND let him know we sent you, so you can help us bring you more classes as well, such as the Groundrod Primer class in just a few weeks!