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What is ISG?

Integrated Skills Group is an organization dedicated to putting relevant knowledge in your hands. Our goal is to create a community committed to building skill, experience, and resilience starting with the individual. As Rudyard Kipling once wrote "The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack."

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The Deep End

June 13, 2019

Toxic Masculinity: Don't knock it 'til you try it

You've probably heard of toxic masculinity. You've probably heard the outrage on both sides. Want the reality without the politics? Check us out.

By:
Aaron

Level Up

June 13, 2019

Escape and Evasion 201: The Lam

Have you ever considered what it's like to be hunted by other humans? In E&E2, we discuss trying to actually escape and some of the things you can expect.

By:
ISG Team

Technical

June 13, 2019

Medical Skills: Don't forget the basics

Often, discussions of medical equipment center around wound packing, tourniquets, and chest seals... but what are we missing when we skip straight to trauma?

By:
Aaron

Level Up

June 13, 2019

Subsistence Gardening: Starting a Garden

Starting a garden can be a daunting task. In this article, ISG author and master gardener Barry V. gives his some thoughts on how to start a subsistence garden.

By:
Barry V.

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Technical

Jan 31, 2019

Medical Skills: Don't forget the basics

Often, discussions of medical equipment center around wound packing, tourniquets, and chest seals... but what are we missing when we skip straight to trauma?

By:
Aaron

Mindset

Apr 25, 2018

Fact to Action: Abduction Resilience

Prevent kidnapping and protect yourself with these facts and approachs to train your family. Prevent and detect threats before they happen.

By:
Aaron

Mythbusting

Apr 26, 2018

Bad Practice: Israeli Tactical's Tactical Wobble

There are some practices that are deeply rooted in problematic tactics. We look at the "Tactical Wobble" today, and why it'll get you killed.

By:
ISG Team

Level Up

Apr 26, 2018

Painting your Rifle: A Guide

Painting your rifle is more than just a move to emulate the cool guys - it actually has some practical benefits. Learn more about how to set it up right.

By:
ISG Team

Level Up

Apr 26, 2018

Escape and Evasion 201: The Lam

Have you ever considered what it's like to be hunted by other humans? In E&E2, we discuss trying to actually escape and some of the things you can expect.

By:
ISG Team

Mindset

Apr 25, 2018

Be Prepared...?

At ISG we pride ourselves on being different. Why? Because we believe "be prepared..." is an incomplete sentence.

By:
ISG Team

Mythbusting

Apr 26, 2018

Bad Practice: Standing in front of your Shooters

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ISG Team

Mythbusting

Apr 26, 2018

Bad Practice: Knives and Guns and Cardboard, Oh My....

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ISG Team

Technical

Jan 31, 2019

Medical Skills: Don't forget the basics

By:
Aaron

News & Events

May 6, 2019

INFOSUM: April 15th, 2019

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Michael J.

News & Events

May 6, 2019

INFOSUM: April 8th, 2019

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Michael J.

Mindset

Apr 25, 2018

Fact to Action: Abduction Resilience

By:
Aaron

Mythbusting

Apr 26, 2018

Bad Practice: Israeli Tactical's Tactical Wobble

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ISG Team

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News & Events

ISG's weekly information summary from around the world. Unbiased & Uncensored.

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Adventure

From urban wasteland to boreal mountains, here's our "lessons learned" guide to adventuring

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Reviews

Equipment the ISG team has tested to death.

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The Deep End

The Deep End: ISG's intellectual and philosophical laboratory

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Level Up

Level up like a video game? No. Do it in real life.

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Tactical

Our set's corner for building and applying the skills to outplay our enemies

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Mythbusting

Slaying the sacred cows of bad information, one article at a time

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Arms Law

ISG legal team's guide to firearms law

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Technical

The nuts and bolts of the ISG lifestyle

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Firearm Skills

A full spectrum guide to fighting for the student of conflict

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Mobility

Being mobile is the ability to adapt in an ever-changing environment.

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Mindset

Apr 25, 2018

Spheres of Violence 1: Overview

Often times, self-protection experts claim to know how to solve criminal problems, but does expertise in warfare or policing translate to violence in the civilian world? In this article, we discuss the different types of violence, the source of our training in how to fight it, and how more often than not, we're only hearing one half of the story. Join us to take a peek behind the dark curtain of reality and into the minds of violent offenders in "Spheres of Violence".

The Deep End

Jun 24, 2018

The Strength of the Pack

In "The Strength of the Pack", we traverse an intellectual landscape spanning 2400 years, across various cultures to pull together some common themes in functional groups. Specifically, why do some groups become "greater than the sum of their parts", while others fracture, faction, and disintegrate? Using examples spanning from Aristotle, Kipling, Erickson, and Google, we make the case that the single most crucial crop you can cultivate is trust. Join us for "The Strength of the Pack".

Tactical

May 14, 2018

The “Core Four” of EDC

There are countless posts and topics on "everyday carry", and most are written by people with only a vague notion of what it means to be useful. In this article, we discuss the primary four tools that help us overcome both circumstance, and our own physiological deficiencies... Join us for "The Core Four of EDC".

Mindset

Apr 25, 2018

Understanding Emergencies

Survival is a beat to death cliche. Learn why the last 30 years of prepper culture can be left behind, and a sane, rational, and practical framework to managing emergencies is still relevant today. Understanding Emergencies is our flagship work, and it's purpose is to give you a clear understanding of how Integrated Skills Group views resilence and disaster management.