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J Paisley 18Z (ret) Green Beret

CEO, Instructor 20 year highly motivated and decorated Army veteran who has served in both conventional units and in Special Operations in war and peacetime. Self-starter with high level of work ethic and attention to detail. Effective leader of personnel in peace and wartime. Dedicated supervisor who always puts the accomplishment of the mission and the welfare of his personnel before himself. Solution oriented problem management. World class survival science instructor. Proven record of effectively managing multiple tasks with little to no guidance, in stressful environments and on short time tables. Experienced and efficient manager of personnel and equipment. Specialties: Combat Marksmanship, Military Freefall, Urban Evasion, Explosive and conventional Breaching, Tactical Combat Medicine, Austere Critical Care Medicine, HUMINT and Counter Surveillance, CBRN mitigation, Survival Escape and Evasion, and low-visibility operations. Profile, references, resume and CV available on Linked in


The Crisis Application Group, or C.A.G. is a private group that consists of professionals and law abiding citizens committed to self defense and self reliance. Our mission is to foster a mature network of proactive, training oriented adults and sponsor dialog across our national and international network.

The Crisis Application Group, or C.A.G. is a private group that consists of professionals and law abiding citizens committed to self defense and self reliance. Our mission is to foster a network of proactive, training oriented adults and create dialog across our national  network.

Our members earn tabs for their hard work and training plus take advantage of special incentives, programs and discounts. We are supported by a growing list of affiliate small businesses in both training and retail that cater to our unique members.

There are no prerequisites to join, other than a mature attitude towards training, work and learning.



Where are the Doctors?

The Scary Reality of Casualty Evacuation to a higher level of careThe Scary Reality of Casualty Evacuation to a higher level of care You see it on Medical Preparedness and SHTF blogs often, Preppers with little to no medical knowledge or experience asking how to cut holes in peoples necks to breathe for them, push antibiotics and intravenous fluids they don't know about, and throw in a chest tube by cutting a hole in their thoracic cavity. What if they perform a wrong intervention, or the right one at the wrong time and make things significantly worse? Would you want someone who has never done that before to do it to you? In a life or death situation during a collapse, you may say yes. I'm going to explain why we shouldn't consider alternate routes; Those routes are having a medical professional in the group as well as having a plan to get them to the nearest hospital, medical tent, volunteer center or the next. Acquiring a Medical Professional, or becoming one:   I will start off this section by saying that I don't think medical people are capable of something you are not... as long as you have the training. That being said, finding a like minded medical provider could be difficult to get started, but infinitely worth the rewards. While having a full blown Doctor or Special Forced Medic would be optimal, a Nurse, Paramedic, or even specialties like Dental Tech could all help.  Not only will they be able to help you in a situation where medical care is not available, but they will more importantly cross-train the group so you can all be "mini-medics", much akin to the Tactical Combat Casualty Care(TCCC) program where Medics train their non-medical platoon mates on what to do if they are not around or get hurt. An added bonus, is if the region you are in is de-stabilized for long enough, the medical professional in your group could provide services to other locals for bartering, depending on their skill level. If it is a natural disaster, you could assist them in volunteering to help the affected area while learning along the way. We simply can't find a Medical Provider:  Finding a prepper minded medical professional before-hand is an on-going process... So why not become one? I recommend to everyone, preparedness or not, and especially if they have children, to take a First Aid/CPR class. Inexpensive, Quick, Simple and the building blocks of medicine. Not only will this let you know if medicine could be your forte, you can benefit the group through what you have learned. It also looks good on a resume before an emergency. From CPR/First Aid you could go on to CNA or EMT,  or even volunteer with your local firefighters to work first hand with paramedics and those who handle wounded individuals often. You can see how calm you should act in a medical situation and grow from that, while helping the community and making friends you could possibly turn into fellow Emergency Action Group members down the road. I've treated the casualty to the best of my abilities...but 911 is simply not coming:    This is one of the most commonly neglected areas of most preppers medical plans. I see that they want to learn interventions far above their skill set because a Doctor is never coming... Wait, Come again? Where did all these Doctors go, did they get raptured away?  My point is: There will always be medical pro's. Just because finances, governments, resources, electricity and all else collapses, they won't disappear. Even in Katrina there were volunteer tents and triage centers. It would have to be a very specific situation for there to be 0% chance for your patient to see the next echelon of care. The truth can be much more difficult, but the chaos of it can be managed by training: Medical Evacuation. Set a P.A.C.E. Plan (Primary, Alternate, Contingency, Emergency), Which is a fancy acronym for, "If Plan A Fails, Go to Plan B. If B Fails, Go to C, etc." You'll need to designate vehicles, trucks, quads or even that tractor trailer, or having to walk with a litter or SKEDCO dragging them behind you. Know where the nearest hospitals are, their type, and every different way to get there with maps. The nearest hospitals matter so you can plan how long it takes with different methods to get there, xx minutes by car, xx minutes by ATV, and xx minutes by foot, for example. After that has been loosely calculated, you can road trip there with your group for a get together. This is also where you make strip maps. You may scoff at this paragraph and know how to get to the nearest hospitals like the back of your hand, but if you are the one that is injured and someone else is unfamiliar, a major road is closed or blocked by traffic, weather or debris, you may have a problem. Finally, knowing whether a hospital is a level 1, Pediatric hospital or just a volunteer clinic set up after a catastrophe can make sure your time is not further wasted by taking them to a less than appropriate medical site. Finally, you'll want to bring what you'll need to recieve medical care, and more. If you can prove you have medical insurance, or the grid is far beyond that leisure, make sure to bring what you will need to barter for this medical care. Gold, Food, or others measures. This can be set aside with the emergency fuel explicitly to be used only for the Casualties evacuation.  In summary, You can see how a casualty test all a preppers skills and resources. You'll need to put your first aid skills to the test, stay calm to recognize if he needs more medical attention or not, have a plan and three more back up plans to get him on his way to someone who knows more medicine than him and account for setbacks. I hope you don't stop learning survival and bushcraft medicine, but also continue to account for ways you can provide them quality treatment if needed.  I hope you gathered a few thinking points to discuss with your Emergency Action Group. As a 19 year old, a handful of years prior, I was a young medic in charge of dozens of men on a remote outpost that was over 100 miles away from the nearest medical center. If the weather was too poor for a Blackhawk helicopter to get off the ground, or they were busy evacuating trauma casualties in another region, I was all that there was. I learned that while controlling hemorrhage is the cool meat and potatoes of trauma, you need to learn all aspects of medicine and dive into books to truly take care of your peers. I've managed broken bones, heart attacks and other medical emergencies at a time where if I made the wrong call, my patient would die, but if I called a MEDEVAC for someone who did not need it, I would be taking up the resources from the battlefield that needed it. I impart the lessons I learned onto you in hopes you can better the medical readiness of your Emergency Action Group -or- EAG.

CAG Private Membership


Take part in a growing community of like-minded readiness focused people like yourself. The Crisis Application Group consists of law abiding citizens and small businesses in your area looking to network, find members near you and get started. There are no prerequisites to join except that you are ACTIVE WITH TRAINING AND READINESS or want to become so! We have members all over the country from every walk of life and we are recruiting more PRO-ACTIVE and social members. This isn't a cool guy club, our members expect to learn AND teach!
You are broken down by time zones into EMERGENCY ACTION GROUPS -or- EAGs, from there we assign you to a B-Team based on your county and state, this will be reflected in your membership number.
  • EST: 2nd Emergency Action Group (EAG)
  • CST: 4th Emergency Action Group (EAG)
  • MST: 6th Emergency Action Group (EAG)
  • PST: 8th Emergency Action Group (EAG)
You will receive access to online media where you get direct feedback to your questions from our Special Forces operators, farmers, survivalist and more.....Its a fun community of likeminded patriots with common sense applications for every day dilemmas.
With your membership purchase you will receive:
  • CAG member T-Shirt
  • CAG membership patch
  • Welcome letter and rules with your membership number
  • Access the secret Facebook page for the EAG where you can network and barter
  • Access to member training and networking
  • B-Team level discounts at SHOP CAG and more...
  • Members can host training events and coordinate with CAG staff for local training!

Earning your tabs!

Members of the Emergency Action Group (EAG) have an opportunity to have their hard work recognized and even earn rewards. The EAG distance learning program is designed to give you direction and focus in your journey to become a well balanced prepper. The rules are simple: Submit your proof: Earn a tab! Criteria for each tab can be found in the password protected MEMBERS ONLY page located in the tab bar.

membersonly tabCrisis Application Group recognizes that there are variety of good self reliance focused training programs out there and we want you to step up and go get them. Our goal is to create PROACTIVE families and that means getting you off the key board and out into the world.

CAG offers the EAG distinct set of tabs as awards towards completing the circle of training on your CAG patch. Completing this circle shows your peers that you are a well rounded and performance oriented leader, and qualifies you to participate in ever growing and more complex training venues designed just for the EAG.
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Fall 2015 Mud Races

We are excited to announce that Crisis Application Group (CAG) will be participating in the 2015 Georgia fall race circuit! We are heading out to some of the toughest mud runs in the South to spread the word about CAG's products and training, and the sponsors who support us.

Sponsor the CAG race team!

We’d like to offer you the opportunity to take part in the action. As part of this promotion, your company name will share the spotlight with CAG at both events– with an expected turn out of more than 6,500 rough and tough participants, plus thousands of spectators.

The 2015 Udder mud run and the Rugged Maniac!

Meet our sponsors!

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Forum: CAG NET

Go to our membership page on Facebook for password and updates:

  The CAG forum or CAG NET is a networking tool for members, free from the constraints of social media rules. It features:
  • CAG Members only
  • Well organized and professional
  • Private File sharing
  • Private Email
  • Private messaging
  • Buy, sell, trade
  • Subject matter expertise in theme driven discussions and dialogue
  • Direct Special Forces operator to audience feedback on questions
  • Crowd sourcing information and serves as an affordable means to networking nationally and locally for subscribers

Click on the CAG LOGO to enter!!!!


About CAG

WHO WE ARE:We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) small business headquartered in Atlanta and have evolved from our real world experience on battle fields and crisis zones across the globe. Our experience has developed a razor sharp approach to planning and training that can be tailored for any individual or family on a budget. Our core staff of active duty and retired Special Forces Cadre (Green Berets) have spent years operating in every venue you can imagine, from the largest cities to the farthest farms. Collectively we have decades of real world, hands on experience.

OUR MISSION: To establish and support a mature and professional community to facilitate discussion and training between the civilian market and professional trainers/retailers.

CAG Membership: Consists of highly motivated and proactive civilians looking to learn, train and purchase retail from trusted veteran owned businesses. Our members are dedicated to self reliance and self defense as well as creating their own network of likeminded law abiding citizens for mutual support during times of crisis.

CAG Business group: The CAG business group consists of veteran owned small business interested in fostering the relationship between highly trained professional instructors or retail managers and a proactive mature audience.

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