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Event Calendar 2024

See below for upcoming events in 2024 (will be updated periodically):

Sunday Safety & Security Skills Seminar Series (S6)

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New Amazon Storefront – True North Tradecraft

The True North Tradecraft Amazon Storefront

Check out the new True North Tradecraft storefront where you can see a wide variety of products which are chosen to fill-out your preparedness needs.

Main Storefront Link:

List link (Books):

List Link (Tools):

List Link (Cooking):

List Link (Fire):

List Link (Water):

List Link (Shelter):

List Link (Power & Lighting):

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Negative Space – The AUDIO BOOK!

We are pleased to announce that that due to popular demand, our book, Negative Space: A Guide To Personal Security, is now available as an audio book on Audible and iTunes.

After receiving many messages and emails asking for an audio book version, we took the leap and had the audio book produced to make it even more accessible. It is available as a download from us directly, through Amazon/Audible and iTunes as well (links below).

Buy Direct from us HERE!

Amazon Canada:

Amazon US:

Stay Safe and #staycrafty!

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Covert Entry Magazine #002

Issue # 002 Of Covert Entry Magazine.
A wide assortment of articles in this new issue.

From the UTAC site:

Covert Entry Magazine Issue 002 is finally here! We could have called it Lock Picking Magazine, Entry Magazine, or any number of names but in the spirit of what we think that UTAC does best, by way of teaching people the high-level application of craft, we went with “Covert Entry Magazine”.

Our second issue continues to feature high-gloss print, heavy page stock, a large 8.5″x11″ format, full color, and includes articles written by Pat and Dave of UTAC, as well as others from our community.

This issue also features custome exclusive artwork, and original articles. You’ll also find an article about the micro pinning kit that we recently launched; originally designed by IG: @SurlyDirtbag of

This magazine is produced entirely in-house, so there will be some spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes here and there. And some colors and text fonts may not be the most tip-top performing for readability, but the content should still shine in the way that all UTAC products and services aim to bring the most value possible within our specific framing.

Covert Entry Magazine (CMOE Mag) is designed to be a limited print run. At this time we are now releasing our buffer of extra magazines that we do with each order to cover things like damages during shipping, and printer mistakes, and mis-counting. We have a small handful of magazines left from this print run that are now available for shipping to those that missed the presale, but supplies are limited!

We hope that we put enough value into this first issue that this, and future issues, earns a place on your bookshelf.

Enjoy, friends.


Get your copy while there’s still stock!
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Counter-Custody & Knife Defense Seminar @ Full Spectrum Defense – January 20, 2024

Our first event of 2024 will see us hosted by Full Spectrum Defence in Kitchener, Ontario.

In this joint 1-day class, we will be delivering an introduction to counter-custody and restraint escape while knife defence will be delivered by other instructors.

See the link below for more information and to sign up. See you there! #staycrafty

Click HERE for more info.

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NEW – Sunday Safety & Security Skills Seminar Series (S6)

A new approach for 2024 to bring our skillsets to you in a more accessible format.

Starting in early-2024, We will begin offering 1-day Seminars, covering our legacy curriculum in a new format and making both the price point and time commitment more accessible to those with busy schedules. They will be on Sundays, during the day.

Of course, we will still plan to have our weekend-long immersive workshops, as well as Mixed-Skills classes with trusted partner instructors. We also continue to be available to be hosted to deliver these seminars to private groups.

***NOTE: We still offer RESTRICTED-LEVEL CLASSES in COVERT ENTRY and COUNTER-CUSTODY to LE/MIL/GOV organizations. Email us at [email protected] for details.***

In the meantime, we will be offering Seminars on the following topics:

  • Situational & Behavioural Awareness – S.A.F.E. (Situational Awareness For Everyone)
  • Introduction to Personal Safety & Security
  • Disaster, Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  • Lone-Worker Safety
  • Travel Security (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
  • Women’s Safety (Women-Only) (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)
  • Introduction to Counter-Custody, Self-Rescue & Restraint Escape – (Part 1 of 2)
  • Counter-Custody, Self-Rescue & Restraint Escape – (Part 2 of 2)
  • Introduction to Lock Picking (Pt 1 of 2)
  • Physical Security and Non-Destructive Entry Methods (Pt 2 of 2)
  • The Back-Up-Bag Protocol
  • ***Stop The Bleed first aid classes (to be added to the above)***
  • And more to come!

These Seminars can be taken individually as a stand-alone or together in series towards building a wide-spectrum of skill sets. Depending on the subject matter, there will be differing ratios of theory and practical learning.

Soon, we will be listing the classes individually on our web store, with dates and seminar outlines, to sign up to.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


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Mission Darkness Faraday Gear

Use Promo code TNTRADECRAFT to save on your purchase.

Mission Darkness (MOS EQUIPMENT) provides faraday electronic emissions shielding gear to protect your electronics from damage and compromise.

Their proprietary shielding fabric blocks all signals, in and out, from cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and RFID, protection.

This technology aids in passport/ID protection, wireless testing, travel data privacy, corporate information integrity, personal security, digital forensics and evidence protection. Protect your data from compromise and destruction with hard-wearing, waterproof, weatherproof and signal-proof.

It can also protect equipment from electro-magnetic pulses (EMPs) prior to, and during, disaster scenarios.

Cellphone, tablets, computers, even your car key fobs can be protected from compromise via intrusion, emmination or remote access.

Be sure to invest wisely in your Electronics security with quality products from Mission Darkness and don’t forget to use promo code TNTRADECRAFT to save on your purchase.

Use Mission Darkness gear to protect your electronics.

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Simple Home Security Camera Set-up

Oftentimes, having a security camera system at your residence (whether you are an owner, renter, or traveller) can be beneficial in supporting your security posture as well as your general situational awareness.

Check out this video on our YouTube channel where I talk about how to set-up a quick, simple, inexpensive and effective security camera system.

When you add some solar-powered motion-activated lights, proper placement and some thought and effort, you can really leverage a few dollars and have something which will get the job done.

Stay Safe and #staycrafty.