Store Now Open!

The new True North Tradecraft Store is open for business.  We are the exclusive Canadian stockists for Tactikey, OscarDelta and Hard Case Survival.  Visit the Blog and click the Store button up top or go […]

Winter Is Coming: 8 Tips for Getting Your Vehicle Winter-Ready

As we make our way through the last weeks of Fall and approach Winter, it’s time to do our twice-a-year vehicle change-over.  For those of us who live in areas where snow and extreme cold […]

Blue Line Magazine – Guest Article

I am so very excited and humbled to be a guest contributor to the November 2018 edition of Blue Line Magazine – Canada’s Law Enforcement Magazine. You can find my article, 10 non-issued kit items […]

Open-Minded: Rare Element & Coyote Mountain Custom Lock Picks

To this point, all of my lock picking has been done with “production” tools.  Some cheap and flimsy, others high-quality. But this is my first foray into hand-made & custom lock picks. Rare Element Lock […]

Tactical Solutions Magazine – Training Review Article

Very excited to have my work featured in Tactical Solutions Magazine, the official publication of the International Tactical Training Association (ITTA) based in Chicago, IL. From the ITTA website: The International Tactical Training Association (ITTA) […]

Review – Brite Strike APALS personal light beacons by Fiser.

There are a lot of flashlights out there.  When you need light, there are many varieties of portable lights from which to choose.  Sometimes you need lots of light, sometimes less.  Sometimes under water, sometimes […]

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 […]