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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Thoughts on Personal Resiliency

re·sil·ience rəˈzilyəns/ noun the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. As we go through life we face challenges.  Some benign and […]