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 […]

My Guest Post on the New Tactikey Blog

I am humbled and honoured to have been asked by Tactikey to write the first guest blog article on the new Blog section of their site. The article can be found here. For my original […]

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 […]