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CAG membership 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.

Earn 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!

Crisis Application Group recognizes that there are variety of good prepper focused training programs out there and we want you to step up and go get them. Our goal is to create PROACTIVE preppers and that means getting you off the key board and out into the world. CAG offers the EAG distinct set of tabs as awards for 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. [gallery columns="4" size="medium" ids="2248,2247,2246,2245"]


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CAGs IFAK for families (CAGT1MP)

MSRP $99.99. Members save an additional 10% at check out!

One event that's common to every major crisis is emergency trauma, think about tornadoes, hurricanes, avalanches, hunting accidents, car crashes, chainsaws the list goes on. Are you ready for the number 1 statistically probable event? Trauma..... Our Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) is designed by Green Berets and Special Missions (SMU) medics for use by civilians. Everything a person needs to stabilize a patient in the field is all in one carefully selected package. We know you're not military or law enforcement and we understand that you don't have access to support like they do, so we designed a kit that works for you out in the real world. The CAG Tier Med Pack (CAGT1MP) contains the essential items to treat the 3 leading causes of preventable death in the field.
  • Packaged for small cube space, designed to fit into a BDU pocket or current IFAK pouch.
  • Vacuum-sealed in a rugged, durable, easy-to-open clear package so that kit contents can be easily visualized.
  • Only core trauma products, no filler, no fluff, no waste.
CAG has partnered with North American Rescue to bring you a high quality low cost IFAK, designed by Seasoned Special Forces medics for you at home. The CAGT1MP is a compact, durable and easy-to-open vacuum sealed kit that contains the essential items to treat the 3 leading causes of preventable death – extremity hemorrhage, airway obstruction and tension pneumothorax. Designed to fit into a BDU pocket or IFAK pouch, the CAGT1MP is packaged in a clear bag to allow easy visualization of the kit contents while protecting the items from the elements. If preferred, the contents can also be removed from the vacuum sealed packaging to re-stock an existing IFAK. The CAGT1MP features the everything you need for a full MARCH assessment under TCCC guidelines. Together with critical hemorrhage control, the CAGT1MP also addresses airway and breathing management as well as hypothermia for the delayed evacuation that comes with isolation and adventure. Contents include: 1x CATTQ, 2x 4" ETD, 2x NAR Z-Fold Gauze, 1x ARS Needle Decomp kit 14ga, 1x Hyfin Vented chest seal, Twin pack, 1x Nasopharyngeal Airway 28f, 1x Emergency Survival Blanket, OPTIONAL:2x Z-fold vacuum sealed combat gauze.


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After Actions Review: The Ohio Tactical Clinic

First and foremost we had a blast during the Ohio Tactical Clinic! Everyone was motivated to learn and that made our job incredibly easy, and fun. All of the students showed up with a positive mental attitude and that made all of the difference! Starting with the Ohio clinic, we will begin publishing AARs following the event so students and staff can follow along. Planning: For those of you who don't know, here at CAG we run a membership program for proactive preppers looking to network and conduct reality based training. One of our members reached out and asked to host a specialized CAG event for his friends, family and peers in the group program. We run these clinics all the time, so of course we accepted the challenge.

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Our host was able to procure private property for our private event, with what turned out to be a class act land owner. The location was able to support the training readily and was centrally located to enough members so that the final turn out was a whopping 5 STATE showing! WI-IN-OH-KY-GA Lodging accommodations included hotels and camping under the stars! Another great chance to shake out your gear. All the coordination was easily handled inside of our membership network. DAY 1 training: Intro to combat pistol marksmanship The days class was tailored towards intro skills and ensuring the students understood their equipment and could safely handle their weapon while performing clearing, loading and immediate actions during live ammunition fires. [caption id="attachment_1043" align="aligncenter" width="660"]10441062_1591552221106475_6932494840056145476_n Working the line during live fire in Ohio![/caption] After we checked for eye dominance we started off with a solid dry fire session focusing on proper stance, marksmanship fundamentals, trigger safety and how to perform immediate action drills. The final instructor to student ratio was about 1 to 2, which made for an easy start to big day. *Note: The range safety brief and MEDEVAC plan was issued before both dry and live fires, by a designated range safety officer and medic. Following dry fire and a lunch break students lined up for the start of their live fire session. We began with 5m Bulls eye and worked on fundamentals until the students were comfortably in center mass while performing all necessary immediate drills from their chosen weapon system. Once the students demonstrated safe handling of the pistol, and tactical reloading we progressed thru out the day onto:
  • Multiple shot strings
  • Multiple targets
  • Multiple targets lateral and in-depth
  • Basic use of cover
  • Familiarization fire from kneeling and prone positions
Needless to say, good times were had by all. The day went long after the prescribed hours, but this is due to the fact that here at CAG we train to standard, not to time. In the future CAG will set aside more time for the first day so students will have a better idea of what to plan for. DAY 2: Intro to Austere Field medicine (TCCC Skills) Day 2 started like day 1 and began with a discussion about what exactly is "it" the TCCC offers the good folks of America. Following a brief description of the equipment, the hands on portion of the day began in earnest. [caption id="attachment_1120" align="aligncenter" width="660"]Demonstrating how effective a TQ is with the ultrasound Demonstrating how effective a TQ is with the ultrasound[/caption] The class began with a group follow along of 1 student performing the MARCH assessment while the other students watched. This way the active "medic" could sense the pressure from their peers while they tried to perform the primary basic skill set, the patient assessment. Every student had their chance in the limelight and received direct 1 on 1 feedback while they performed. Once all of the students demonstrated their ability to assess a patient, they were broken down into small groups for Scenarios and hands on skills. Covered during the days training:
  • MARCH assessment
  • Massive Bleeding management
  • Airway adjuncts
  • Chest injury management
  • Vital signs and wound care
  • Hypothermia prevention and treatment
  • Patient hand offs and radio evacuation requests
Following a solid day of sound TCCC basics, the CAG staff and students had a chance to sit back and run thru QnA while handing out some free CAG swag. Synopsis of the Ohio tactical clinic: Bottom line is that every student who participated in the week-end tactical clinic walked away having learned the intro level basics on two, very important life saving skills. For the students, they left knowing that their journey has only just begun, and that now that they have some knowledge, the real questions can start. This was yet again another fantastic week-end training adventure for both the CAG staff AND the Emergency Action Group membership. Our EAG members continue to set the standard for professionalism and experience thru actively leading by example in their own lives, while serving as the lighthouse for others to emulate.

Special Forces Training for preppers!

Collectively the Ohio tactical clinic was an excellent example of Americans celebrating their second amendment rights as mature responsible gun owners, while insisting on learning the trauma skills to serve their communities when the time comes. What more could you ask for in a neighbor? [caption id="attachment_1049" align="aligncenter" width="660"]War gaming with our Ohio sponsor War gaming with our Ohio sponsor[/caption] Take home lessons for students:
  1. People are hurt. Many of us, myself included have been forever changed by life, but learning to effectively fire a weapon is a critical self-defense skill. Working with injuries is part of life and marksmanship is no different. Keep working thru the "new normal" and find a technique that will fit your program in the long run. Our instructors were impressed at how hard our members worked, even when limited by prior medical conditions! This is an important factor to consider when you get home and need to work with family members and friends. You don't have to be commando fit to be safe and effective with your sidearm.
  2. Asking questions is a good thing. Clarification on safety and performance is crucial to developing your self-defense program. As instructors we know, you don't know, what we know. Demand clarification and expect a professional response. After all its your money and your life we are talking about here. I'm confident CAG lived up to this standard.
  3. Maintain the positive mental attitude. The hours were long and it was hot, but everyone hung in there and it showed by the end of each day. Survival is a mindset, not a stock pile. You are all leaders with in your spheres, and we commend each you.
  4. Now that you've taken some classes, its ok to shop and spend a little money. We preach "learn before you pay". Make sure you know what you need a holster to do, not what you want it to look like....
In closing: We love meeting new people and we always learn something new from the students. The Ohio Tactical clinic was a great chance for us as a company and our members to bond and exchange ideas. This is what America is all about folks. Keep prepping! As always, thank you and keep up the good work!





Meet one of our 2015 Mud Race Sponsors!

Tactical Ranch® operates in conjunction with Covenant Special Projects, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated Small Business specializing in elite security consulting and training services provider for U.S. and Allied Nation Governments, Local, State and Federal Agencies and private customers. Our foundation in the U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) community provide us a unique experience-base and specific skill-sets which serve as a base for our programs of instruction.

Our Mission is to provide consistent, best-practice-based tactical and defensive training services in an ethical, responsive manner, on-time and within budget constraints.

Tactical Ranch® (TR) was founded by Tom Buchino, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Special Forces (Ret.). Tom is a decorated combat veteran with worldwide experience having served in multiple Special Forces Operational Groups, the Special Warfare Center and School, and a Counter-Drug Organization.

Tom has recruited TR's cadre of instructors from all aspects of the SOF arena and specialized Law Enforcement personnel. TR's cadre are subject matter experts in their specific disciplines; all possessing the common goal to provide fundamentally-sound, relevant, best training to our customers.

Our cadres combat and trainer experience means you receive training by someone that has actually employed what they are instructing.

Our trainers include:

U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets)


U.S. Navy SEALs

U.S. Air Force Para-Rescue

U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations

We train to WIN!  

Tactical Ranch® distinguishes itself by providing students a cadre of subject matter experts vs. one instructor tasked with instructing a large number of students. TR operates its programs of instruction on a Student / Instructor ratio-basis; promoting course safety and ensuring each student receives necessary attention for skills development.

Through service to this nation, our cadre has developed and more importantly employed specialized skills in the world's most unforgiving environments.  We know what works and what doesn't. We are dedicated to promoting your tactical readiness, defensive posture, survivability and mission readiness.


Meet one of our 2015 Mud Race Sponsors!

North American Rescue (NAR) is dedicated to decreasing preventable death by providing the most effective and highest quality mission critical medical products to our military, federal agencies, civilian law enforcement, EMS and pre-hospital life savers. We design, develop and test these products based on the military's Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines, Rescue Human Factors® engineering, evidenced based medicine and an in-depth understanding of the requirements from you – our customers.

Ensuring that we remain at the forefront of casualty care as a premier provider of life-saving products and supplies, NAR has assembled a seasoned staff of former Special Operations medics, experienced Law Enforcement / SWAT / EMS healthcare providers, credentialed product development and quality professionals, former senior military medical officers and expert consultants.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines focus on the 3 leading causes of preventable combat death – extremity hemorrhage, tension pneumothorax and airway obstruction. NAR's mission critical medical products such as the C-A-T® (Combat Application Tourniquet), ChitoGauze™ Hemostatic Bandage, HyFin® Chest Seal, ARS® Needle Decompression Kit and Nasopharyngeal Airway Kit, to name a few, directly address these causes. Together, these products have potentially saved more lives on the modern battlefield than could have been saved at any other time in history. In addition to the 3 leading causes of preventable death, hypothermia has a significantly negative impact on a trauma patient's survival rate. Consequently, NAR developed the Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit™ (HPMK®), with other new hypothermia products in the pipeline.

Commitment to Our Customers is NAR's top priority. Whether you are on the battlefield, in an urban landscape or in austere environments, hostile conditions pose unique challenges for managing traumatic injury. At NAR, we recognize that in a post 9/11 world requirements are ever-changing for those dedicated combat lifesavers, tactical healthcare providers and law enforcement / EMS professionals who stand in harm's way to save the life of another. You are our customers and empowering you to save lives is the very heart of our business and our culture.

Our Commitment to Quality is demonstrated by NAR being an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Certified medical device company. These certifications mean that we adhere to the highest standards of quality and to rigorous regulatory compliance, ensuring that our products are of the highest quality and safe to use. In addition, the NAR team possesses a unique insight into the unconventional challenges of tactical medicine and is committed to providing breakthrough products that span the full spectrum of tactical casualty care, from the point of wounding to the doors of the trauma center. Is your medical device provider committed to maintaining Medical Device standards through ISO 13485? We are.

Commitment to Our Community is an essential part of the NAR culture and focuses on our charitable giving program, Operation Giveback. NAR has donated over $17 Million to primarily support Wounded Warriors and their families. With a focus on combat medics and their families, we appreciate your sacrifice and through programs like the Ranger Medic Handbook, strive to make our contributions count to the community we serve.

As "Partners In Empowerment" in our community, our relationship with the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD) provides jobs and training for their clients, who are faced with a wide variety of disabilities. Giving back to the community provides us with focus to fulfill our Corporate social responsibilities.


Check out our forum: CAG NET

The CAG forum or CAG NET is a subscription based networking tool for pro active preppers, free from the constraints of social media rules.The CAG forum or CAG NET is a subscription based networking tool for pro active preppers, free from the constraints of social media rules. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="770,771,772,773,774"] It features:
  • $1 a month keeps it free from ads and spam
  • 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
  • Free for CAG members!

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