wHAT IS ISG?

ISG is the thinking person's guide to full-spectrum skill development

MEET THE ISG TEAM

Michael J.
Michael J.
Barry V.
Barry V.
Matthew L.
Matthew L.
ISG Team
ISG Team
Gino A.
Gino A.
Aaron
Aaron

The Goal

We want to build a cultural legacy, not a financial empire. At ISG, we recognize that strength is about resilience of character, working around our weak points, and adaptability. We strive to bring practical skills to our community by way of adventure, true sustainability, productivity and involvement. As Rudyard Kipling once wrote, "The strength of the wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf". Our goal is to bring our human 'pack' closer to one another through more cohesive networks and cross training.

jOIN THE PACK

More than any of that, we want you to be a part of our community. A community unified by a mutual love of adventure, and desire to be stronger than the challenges we face.

Our job is to fight learned helplessness.

Mindset

Hard Lessons: Hurricane Florence, Part 1

Ever wondered what happens when a community takes a hurricane on the chin? Michael Jenkins shares his story... and it's not a survival fantasy.

Mythbusting

Bad Practice: Mission Critical Baby carrier and holster

Ever wondered why it's not a great idea to strap a gun to your baby, and your baby to your chest? Neither did we until we saw Mike Warren. Here's our rebuttal.

Mobility

Driving 301: Off-Road Expeditions

When it comes to off road sports or adventure, it's important to size up what you want to do.

Level Up

Why URBEX?

Urban exploration gives us a real world laboratory to test our kit, fitness, skill, and resolve. Here, we discuss why we think it's worth the risks.

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Mindset

4.25.18

After Action: Street Race Wreck

Tactical

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Bad Practice: "Advanced" courses for Beginners

Tactical

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Bad Practice: Bad Holsters

Tactical

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Bad Practice: Dual Wielding

Tactical

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Bad Practice: G-Wrap

Mindset

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Be Judgmental

Tactical

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Hard Lessons: Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Mythbusting

4.26.18

Mythbusting: Preppers and Car Fires

Mindset

4.25.18

Carry The Fire

Mindset

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Contextual Training

Reviews

1.31.19

Course Review: Response to Active Shooter Medical

Reviews

1.31.19

Course Review: Shivworks ECQC

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OUR VISION,
OUR PURPOSE

Our goal is to provide actionable, contextually relevant solutions for any problem to enrich lives through skill and adventure, and to encourage thoughtfulness and experience. We recognize that in a world of monetized efforts, corporate sponsorship, and paid endorsements, it’s hard to know where to start. We want to be your source for high-quality, actionable information on adventure, skill building, and preparedness. Our hope is that you'll trust our extensive reviews, and consider purchasing through us when you need equipment.