DTG is a retired USAF Senior NCO who currently teaches survival skills, marksmanship, and consults on other interesting subjects to like-minded people in his spare time.
He’s an avid student of history, and enjoys running Defensive Training Group, a well-known, longtime blog.
He also believes each American will face a test of epic proportions in the near future, and the final exam encountered will not allow any ‘do-overs.’ His philosophy on preparedness and training can be summed up with the oft used catch phrase, ‘there are no victims, only volunteers.’
Parts 1, 2 & 3. Transportation: Based on historical evacuation statistics, when it comes to the use of major and secondary roadways, especially around metropolitan areas of medium to large cities, if you stay in place any longer than 24 hours once a regional or...read more
Old School becomes 'New School' after a fashion. I carried & qualified with issue M9's on active duty when our S&W M-15's were replaced in the late 80's (the Smith was a great revolver, but not up to tactical employment...just sayin'). We immediately liked the M9 it...read more
It doesn’t cost an awful lot to make an AR that shoots good into an AR that shoots great and is easier to maintain. It’s all about priorities. These upgrades can help!read more
Got food? How much is ‘good enough’? Is what’s in your pantry today good enough for any situation? Should you tell your neighbors? Why or why not? Got a case or two of bottled water? Your good, right? Maybe not….read more
Got water? You can live a lot longer without food than you can without water. If you’ve not planned on how to keep you and your family hydrated during any emergency situation, you’re asking for disaster.read more
Time is growing shorter every day; world events impact the availability of items you need for long term preparedness, and you only have so much disposable income. Prices are rising, and will rise higher as soon as anything occurs that worries the mass of consumers just like you who are waking up. You’ve got a lot of work to do.read more
The first installment of a classic series by Defensive Training Group, expanded and updated for 2018. If you’re not ready for a disaster, this will get you there. If you’re ready, this will help you double-check your setup.read more
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