Training Calendar Updated

The training calendar page has been updated. Classes are starting to fill up through the coming summer. If you want to join an open class or schedule training for your area contact me at   or

GroundRod 3 * Open Enrollment

GroundRod 3 in Columbus, Ohio January 26-27 (with a GroundRod 1/2 refresher on the 25th.)

GR 3 takes the trade-craft skills you learned in GR 1 and 2 and adds more kinetic skills to the mix. You will learn lock circumvention, escape from restraints (unlawful custody), disappearing into a crowd and evasion techniques.

There will be one day of classroom and a full day of situational training in the field. You will be required to employ your skill-sets in secure communication, social engineering, caching, surveillance detection and pursuit mitigation, while being "pursued" by my team of "hunters".

Course is $625 and will be limited in size, so if you plan on attending please reserve your seat as soon as possible.

Reservations can be made by contacting us at

Reservations will require a $100 deposit.

New Course * The Hard Target Traveler

* The Hard Target Traveler *
Course length: one day (8-10 hrs classroom, with combatives lab)
Required materials: comfortable clothing, note taking materials

A condensed course to prepare the western traveler for the potential hazards of foreign travel as well as threats on the homefront. Subjects covered include: Counter-surveillance, route planning, unarmed physical defense & improvised weapons, escape and evasion from unlawful custody, digital security and communications, medical and other trade-craft skills.
Course objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate the following:

- Conduct useful information gathering on an area prior to arrival
- Identify trouble/danger areas using map study and OSINT
- Identify indicators of human and digital surveillance
- Prevent common vehicle attacks
- Escape from common physical attacks and holds
- Defend against blunt and edged weapon attacks
- Render self and buddy aid in event of life threatening injury
- Escape from vari…

New Reviews Posted

We held a Low-Vis Tactical Vehicle and CQB course in Idaho recently. My thanks goes out to the group for their exceptional professionalism, hospitality and desire to take ownership of their security. You can find some of their course reviews on the "Course Reviews" page.

We plan on scheduling more of the CQB and vehicle courses in the months to come.

Brit Resistance Model (repost)

"In July 1940 Gubbins recruited about a dozen regional Captains as Intelligence Officers who would form the backbone of the newly created Auxiliary Units. Their mission was to find 30 or so reliable men and issue them with an assortment of explosives, weapons and vital supplies. These men became known as ‘dump owners’. The IO’s were to help the ‘dump owners’ to form cells of 5 or 6 men, to train them in the use of weapons and to provide the cells with some form of hideout."
A good bit of history regarding the British Resistance program and SOE, sent in by a reader. What is interesting to note is that this is one of the few times a resistance group was stood up before it was actually needed. They of course, where never utilized; being as the Germans never took over the British  isles.  Food for thought - prior to homefront hostilities, they had a basic TO&E in place, training programs, safe houses and caches........
Read it all HERE

CSG app store

For those unaware; I have a CSG app store which provides security and privacy centric apps for Android based devices. To install:

1) Go here on your device:

and install (you may need to allow installing from unknown sources).

2) Run the Aptoide app (you can ignore the social media account sign ups).

3) Select "Stores" tab and then select "Follow"

4) type in CSG and hit enter

You can now browse the store and find things like the GAB app which Google kicked out of the Play store (hmmmmm....)

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