Product Review – Fat Lazy Cat Knives (hint, they’re neither fat nor lazy)

FLC knives are pretty interesting… I haven’t, to this point, dipped my toes into the waters of G10 implements.  After doing some training down south of the border, I was introduced to G10 tools.  Strong, […]

Product Review – Nanuk Hard Case: Top-tier protection for your gear

In an effort to organize some of my equipment, I have gone through several options to address issues surrounding ease of transport, durability, security and protection.  I initially went with low-cost/low-quality options such as boxes, […]

Book Review – 375+ International Prisoner Survival Tricks

  A while ago I heard about a book which chronicled the history and evolution of skills and tips for the Prisoners of War (POWs) or captives in a foreign land.  After much digging, I […]

Training Review: Counter Custody and Hostage Survival with 4TAC5 in Chicago, IL.

Training Review: IRETC with 4TAC5, Chicago, IL, May 2018 In May of this year (2018), I travelled to Chicago to expand my skills in the field of Counter-custody and counter-kidnapping but attending the IRETC Instructor […]

My Guest Post on the New Tactikey Blog

I am humbled and honoured to have been asked by Tactikey to write the first guest blog article on the new Blog section of their site. The article can be found here. For my original […]

Travel Security – Personal Security On the Go

  This is Part 3 in a series on Personal Security during travel. As you’re packing for your trip, make sure you go through the pre-travel planning process to ensure that you’re dotting all your […]

Travel Security – Keeping your home safe while you’re away

Welcome to Part Two in our Travel Security Series: Keeping your home safe while you’re away. Sadly, this isn’t part of the trip planning process for many people (though it should be).  Most either assume […]

Travel Security – Pre-Planning

***Note: this is the first in a series on personal travel security.*** Proper Previous Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance! If you plan well, you have better chances of travelling well. It’s that simple. Every time I […]

Upcoming Training – Don’t miss out!

Elevate your operational capabilities with True North Tradecraft, offering unique skillsets for law enforcement and security professionals in Canada. In cooperation with The CORE Group… Covert Entry skill sets increase operational capabilities for government, law […]

Why Physical Security?

I have often been asked why do I study physical security, locks, lock picking, etc?  It’s usually followed by accusations of either teaching others to be criminals or being a criminal myself.  The only thing […]