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, […]

Safety in Crowds and During Events

  Happy 150th Canada! Today we will look at how to be a bit safer when attending large events and being in crowds.  As we all head out for the festivities this weekend, we will […]

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 […]

Product Review – TheLolly by Delta 2 Alpha Design

I recently received a pair of tools – TheLolly – from our good friends over at Delta 2 Alpha and have gone about the process of playing with it and seeing what it can do. ***Note, […]

Training Opportunity – Covert Entry Concepts – Toronto, July 2017

For the FIRST time in Canada…. Covert Entry Concepts – 1st Canadian Offering This course will teach Law Enforcement Personnel, Special Operations Forces, and Government employees and security professionals the principles of lock bypassing and making […]

Training Review – Covert Entry Concepts by The CORE Group

How often have you thought “hey, I wish I could learn that…but the training is only available in the US.  So much for that.”?  I have.  Many times.  So, in my quest to build my […]

The Jody Mitic Podcast # 38 – Tactical Beaver & True North Tradecraft

Last Saturday, May 27th, Tactical Beaver and True North Tradecraft made an appearance in our nation’s capital.  We met with Tactical Beaver fans at a fine pub in the Glebe (Irene’s) and shared some good […]

The Okichitaw Project

I recently came across this project. George Lepine is a driving force for the progress of the Okichitaw Indigenous Martial Arts. He is a man of great skill, knowledge and integrity. I have worked with […]

Review: Tactical Beaver Apparel

So I’d like to talk about an amazing budding Canadian Veteran-run enterprise – Tactical Beaver Ltd. Tactical Beaver Ltd. (TB) is Canada’s premier Veteran owned and operated Military and Emergency Services lifestyle apparel company.  They […]