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May 12, 2020

CAT TQ 101

The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) from North American Rescue is easily the most ubiquitous tourniquet in the North American landscape. Heres some tips.

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April 27, 2020

Ruth Stout's "No Work Gardening" Method

If you're looking to plant a garden but don't have the time for digging and soil amendment, give this a try. All you need is hay, seeds, and a patch of ground.

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December 20, 2019

Identifying Good Training

In this article, we share some thoughts on how to identify good instructors and courses, and how to be a good student so you get the most out of your training.

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April 23, 2020

Field Health: Introduction to Field Health Concerns

Most of the discussion around medical concerns are geared towards the Type I emergency. What about the longer term threats to health? Join us to dive deeper.

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August 8, 2019

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is an excellent way to provide clean or treatable water for your garden or emergencies. Barry V discusses how to harvest rainwater.

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March 28, 2020

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.

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March 25, 2019

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.

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March 21, 2019

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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March 21, 2019

Urban Skills: Emergency Rappelling

Ever used that rigger's belt to rappel? The ISG team hit the field to find a collapsed environment and test rappelling skills and kit. Here's what we learned.

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April 5, 2020

Urban Search and Rescue Codes

Have you ever seen the X on abandon homes during emergencies? Here, we decode the FEMA X-code, as well as INSARAG's codes.

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March 21, 2019

Subsistence Gardening: Keyhole Gardens

The keyhole garden is a high output, simple solution for gardening. Especially in arid environments, these can make a difference in your food security.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Reading Terrain

As we discussed the language of the sky, we discuss the lay of the land and how you can turn it to your advantage.

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July 2, 2019

Mythbusting: Failure Is Bad

To paraphrase Pat McNamarra "training is like photography: you need negatives to develop". We talk about some of our failures and how we turned them around.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Mobility Training

One of the most underrated physical abilities is those which help you move your body through the world. Find out how equipment impacts your performance.

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April 26, 2019

Lines of Equipment: Everyday Carry Concepts

The topic of EDC as you've never seen it before: without the opinion. We discuss the topic from the ground up, using reasoning and experience.

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April 27, 2020

Lines of Equipment 2: Sustainment

The Bug out Bag is one of the most flogged and flawed concepts out there. Learn how to sustain yourself with the right equipment instead of trying to bug out.

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December 20, 2019

Level Up: Reading The Sky

Building on Cloud Genera, we discuss some of the folklore behind forecasting weather and signs that signal weather changes. Join us to read the sky.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Lock Tower

The lock tower is an easy way to keep your practice material for lock sport in a convenient, simple, and somewhat realistic location.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Herb Spiral

The simple construction and utility of the design makes it an excellent addition to your resilience plan that adds flavor and character to your yard.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Destructive Entry Overview

In an emergency, you may need to quickly gain access to resources without worrying about breaking stuff. Introducing "destructive entry".

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Cloud Genera

The sky has a language that tells you its intent if you can read it. In this article, we discuss the meaning behind the clouds, and how to read them.

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March 21, 2019

Level Up: Backyard Chickens

If you've ever considered backyard chickens, but didn't know where to start, we have some answers for you. Short version? Chickens are easy, fun, and rewarding.

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March 21, 2019

Home Security Audit

Do you think your home security is up to par? Check out our audit, print it off, and see how your security holds up.

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March 21, 2019

Español para Norte Americanos

If you've ever wanted a simple primer with some phrases in Spanish, we've created one for you to both learn from, and use in the field.

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