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 […]

Training Review – Ed’s Manifesto – Mixed Skills Module in Washington, DC

Over the weekend of 9-12 February, 2018, I travelled to Washington, DC & Alexandria, VA to train at District Combatives’ hosting of Ed Calderon (of Ed’s Manifesto), who was conducting a Mixed Skills module of […]

Tactikey Review

I recently discovered a new self-defence product – Tactikey. Tactikey is an upgrade on an old-school, low-tech means of self-defence.  The old “punch them with your keys” technique, except with some modern upgrades. The product […]

Training Review: Behavioural Profiling and Situational Awareness from Emergence LLC

Recently I completed the Behavioural Profiling and Situational Awareness online course produced by Emergence LLC and presented by Yousef Badou. Mr. Badou is a US Marine veteran (with 3 tours in Iraq) who contributed to […]

Staying Safe in Crowds

As the holiday season approaches, we will invariably be heading out more often to places rife with people.  Be it for shopping, get-togethers, enjoying a crisp winter walk or seeing a festive event, the holiday […]

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. […]

The Importance of Fitness in Personal Resilience

A topic I tend not to hear or read about very much is the fitness in every-day preparedness.  Sure, there are plenty of opinions on gear to carry, the kinds of shoes you should wear, […]

Every Day Carry – My Take

So, here we are.  A pretty vast topic with a bazillion opinions on what is right and what isn’t. For the uninitiated, Every Day Carry, or EDC for short, is a collection of items which […]