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.’
As I get started on these projects, they seem to take on a life of their own and as I finish one phase for one of them, I start on another! That's a good thing as it keeps me busy. Today's it's a 'dual stove' concept for the ruck consisting of the Pocket Rocket 2...read more
This will be an out of the box first impressions review and comparison with my tried and true Northern Lites Tundra. I'll do a follow up post once I get enough snow to do some field trials. Fortunately, I have a friendly golf course nearby that allows snowshoeing...read more
To this point, the mods on the Windproof Smock are going well. The objective is to make the smock more durable for whatever may come in the field and to prep it for deep winter use. Yes, it's going way 'old school.' It wasn't until the early 80's that field...read more
As we're most likely in for some serious activity limiting weather according to some sources, I'm putting together a list of projects that are survival/preparedness related to blend into everything else I want to do to stay motivated during the doldrums of winter. ...read more
In relation directly to this news post, this two year old, short article, from the Defensive Training Group blog, on why one might want to know Land Navigation and have the requisite equipment is very apropos. So, you say, you don't need to...read more
In part 1, here, I described the Winchester 670 and a little bit of its history along with some of the unique features I found: Completely unbedded action. Original 'Tip Off' scope ring mounts. A 3X9 X 40 once inch 'tee vee' screen scope. Factory iron sights. 19 inch...read more
You read that right. Carbine. 19 inch barrel, and it's a medium heavy that keeps it stiff for much longer than typical 'pencil' barrels. Now, you may be wondering just HOW inexpensive, and why the '06? First, a little back story is in order. Of late, I've been...read more
There's a heck of a lot of incidents, rhetoric, racist taunts (Hello, CNN) outright threats, and seditious talk coming from the communists these days. All one needs to do to verify the preceding statement is check the MSM lately. It's also evident that our country...read more
Before we get into this installment, I freely acknowledge that there are as many people out there who simply loathe the M16/AR15/M4/M4gery platform and would rather throw rocks at an enemy than use one, as recently evidenced by comments not making the cut here (I...read more
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