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

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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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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.

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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.

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Apr 26, 2018

Escape and Evasion 101: Overview

The worst case scenario for most people is illegal detention by criminals or hostile states. We discuss some myths and consideratons about E&E.

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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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Apr 26, 2018

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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