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.’
This was originally published on the 'old' blog under a similar name; it's still there if you want to look it up. The subject is so important, however, I updated it for consumption here. Enjoy, and please add your two cents in the comments. In the past when...read more
As you may have read here, I recently came into a DE .50AE and ordered a .44 mag barrel for it as I am looking to retire (sell) my 629 in the original post as I like the magazine fed DE better than the wheel gun SW 629. Habit and all. I still have my favored SW 686,...read more
I do a lot of hunting in wolf and bear country and the season I hunt in doesn't have the bears fully hibernating yet, and the wolves, well, they're ALWAYS out there looking for kills to claim during deer season. In fact, in the last 3 years in my hunting area, we've...read more
I preface the review of a vest I recently acquired with my thoughts on using vests in a protracted SHTF scenario for preppers/survivalists: Armor in a SHTF situation is the devil in disguise to the average prepper or survivalist, IMHO, having more negatives than...read more
As readers have seen by regular perusal of DTG posts, we're ALL about multi-purpose tools, and there's a good reason: If you can use one solid tool for multiple uses, it means there's one or more things you don't have to have in your ruck. Makes sense, right? And...read more
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
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