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Mindset

Dedicated to our Primary Weapon, mindset is the user's source of building an efficient mental index

Mindset

May 23, 2020

Special Forces Worship

The preparedness community loves guns, and our SF units are the major leagues of using them. But is right for them right for us?

Mindset

May 19, 2020

Collecting Hammers and the Pillars of Skill Building

There's an adage in the training world; "tools for the toolbox". but are people really building a complete and useful panoply of skills, or collecting hammers?

Mindset

March 22, 2020

COVID19 and the Type III Emergency

With COVID19 making big waves around the world today, it's time to weigh in on some of the writing on the wall, what we can do about it, and what we can't.

Mindset

January 5, 2020

The Seeds of (unconventional) War

2020 gifted us a strike on a top Iranian official right off the bat. Here's our take on what it means for us.

Mindset

January 19, 2020

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line is supposed to represent stalwart defenders holding off chaos from the masses. Check us out for our perspective on the real threats.

Mindset

January 12, 2020

Responder Zero

Before those with the authority to help, those who choose whether or not they have the capacity to help are on scene. If your time comes, will you be an asset?

Mindset

February 20, 2020

Don't be a Parrot

ISG's take on why 'safety in numbers' is crippling an honest discussion on the state of the self-protection industry. Join us outside the mainstream.

Mindset

August 21, 2019

What's it like to Starve?

Starvation is one of the most deeply rooted enemies of humankind. Much has been said on it and how to prevent it, but what happens when you're truly starving?

Mindset

April 10, 2019

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.

Mindset

March 23, 2019

Be Prepared...?

At ISG we pride ourselves on being different. Why? Because we believe "be prepared..." is an incomplete sentence. Find out how to finish it.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

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.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Why The Raven?

The Raven was selected to represent the ISG family due to it's legendary adaptability, it's problem solving, and it's commitment to it's community.

Mindset

May 24, 2019

Understanding Emergencies

The foundation of Integrated Skills Group, Understanding Emergencies is the lens through which we view every potential problem and find solutions. Start Here.

Mindset

November 18, 2019

The Look of Substance: Tactical Pageantry

As we say: gun culture is a pageant, not a talent show. Here's why being a poser or bromanndo will never make you cool.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Fact to Action: Active Shooters

The Active Shooter has become America's boogieman, and for good reason. That said, it can be tough to sift through the fiction to get to the facts.

Mindset

December 1, 2019

Spheres of Violence 1: Overview

Real talk: Your experience probably isn't relevant. Here's how to strip it to its parts, and use what is to solve the toughest problems.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Relevant Training

Relevance in skill building is one of the most important things you can establish; make sure what you train your body to do is actually effective and practical.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Question the Experts

Often as not, expert credentials don't translate to "what can you actually do?" Learn how questioning the experts makes everyone stronger.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Purpose Makes Us Stronger

Have you ever wondered why we live in a society steeped in drugs, ideation, and suicide? The answer is simple. People lack purpose. Find yours.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Man's Worst Enemy

How do animals vector disease and infestations during emergencies? Learn how man's best friend can turn into your worst enemy during times of crisis.

Mindset

April 11, 2019

Hardware and Software

There's an adage in skill building: There's Software and Hardware. Does this analogy really do the situation justice, or is there more to it? We say the latter.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Everyday Awareness and Schrödinger's Cat

Awareness is more than sitting in the back corner or knowing where the exits are. We go beyond the clichés to bring you *actionable* situational awareness.

Mindset

September 1, 2019

Don't Wear the Juice 2: Resiliency and Competence

In this follow up to our article on Dunning-Kruger's effect, we discuss how training properly creates a web of competence that counteracts incompetence.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Don't Wear the Juice 1: Dunning-Kruger's Effect

Often, the loudest voices, the best circulated ideas, and the boldest assertions are from people who know little or nothing about what they're talking about.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Contextual Training

In this second part of the training series we discuss why it's critical to train with and without context to maximize your development when building skill.

Mindset

March 21, 2019

Carry The Fire

In ancient times, firebearers rode ahead protecting coals to light a signal fire for their tribe. In our time, we strive to do the same with our culture.

Mindset

November 2, 2019

Be Judgmental

Society has tried to condition judgment out of us, but making judgments is a cruicial part of seeing problems before they blindside you. Find out how here.

Mindset

December 24, 2019

After Action: Street Race Wreck

In this review of a street race wreck, the ISG team discusses skills and tools to be an asset in a medical emergency.

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