Persec Aware- A solid option for a custom belt, handmade in Canada.

For years, I’ve been on the lookout for a solid belt.  When I say solid,  I include in that definition fit, style, strength, durability, functionality and dependability.  Almost two months ago, I think I hit […]

Hiking the Bruce Trail – Notes from the Trail

  Every foray outside one’s home brings with it the possibility of adventure and danger.  This excursion was no different. Our journey took us from the Southern end of the Bruce Trail (in Queenston Heights […]

Hiking the Bruce Trail – Outline & Preparations

Later this month, I will be hiking the Southern half of the Bruce Trail (Queenston to Collingwood) covering ~450km in about 2 weeks. To that end, I have been making lists, assembling gear, organizing and […]

Top-notch Kydex: A Review of Gray Fox Strategic Kydex gear.

A short while after starting Tactical Beaver, we travelled to Ottawa to be guests on the Jody Mitic Podcast and to do a bit of community building.  It was then I met Eric, Owner of […]

After Action Report: Covert Entry Concepts – Toronto

On the weekend of 28-29-30 July, 2017, True North Tradecraft hosted the first-ever offering of The CORE Group’s Covert Entry Concepts course in Toronto.  We had 9 students, an excellent venue, great food and of […]

Kennedy Tactical Concepts – Masterclass Pt. 2

(*all images courtesy of Kennedy Tactical Concepts – I had my hands full) (*for more information on KTC and training, click here). This is part 2 in a series documenting my involvement in the Kennedy […]

Personal Skills and Group Contribution: Why Community is important to your survival and resilience.

No matter how good you are, how skilled, how knowledgeable, at some point you will reach an obstacle you will need help with.  This applies to survival, escape and evasion, operations and regular day-to-day life. […]

Training Opportunity – Covert Entry Concepts – Toronto, July 2017

For the FIRST time in Canada…. Covert Entry Concepts – 1st Canadian Offering This course will teach Law Enforcement Personnel, Special Operations Forces, and Government employees and security professionals the principles of lock bypassing and making […]

The Jody Mitic Podcast # 38 – Tactical Beaver & True North Tradecraft

Last Saturday, May 27th, Tactical Beaver and True North Tradecraft made an appearance in our nation’s capital.  We met with Tactical Beaver fans at a fine pub in the Glebe (Irene’s) and shared some good […]

Review: Tactical Beaver Apparel

So I’d like to talk about an amazing budding Canadian Veteran-run enterprise – Tactical Beaver Ltd. Tactical Beaver Ltd. (TB) is Canada’s premier Veteran owned and operated Military and Emergency Services lifestyle apparel company.  They […]