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 […]

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 – 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. […]