Tag Archives: Stupid Government

Escape by Shimming

Handcuff Escape – Shim

A “shim” technique is when you slide an object between two integral parts of a lock, in effect opening the lock. How could this help you pop your ass out of handcuffs? Hold my beer and watch this! This technique will NOT work when the cuffs are double locked, for LEO and Military, you’d be

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Lock Picks Illegal

Is Lock Picking Legal?

There are several questions that I get when I teach my Urban Survival Course (aka Tactical Lock Picking). “Yeah, but is it legal to own lock picks?” is one of the top three, for sure. And the answer, like most things in life, is “It Depends”… Why is America so great? Freedom!!!!! Kinda!!!!!!! … Federal

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Leadership Principles – What You Get

If I asked you what type of leader you are would you have an answer? If I asked you what principles you lead by would you have that answer??? It’s fine if you don’t but take a second and ask yourself that before you dive into our new series here on “Leadership Principles from the Field”.

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“But Police and Military are trained to…”

Many people that both support and attack the Military and Law Enforcement Officers take GREAT steps in assuming that they are “trained” for a large number of issues. “Training” in government jobs is one of the most subjective terms I have ever heard. Let’s talk about the MANY many problems with this quote. A long article

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TLP Case Study – Emergency Room

TLP: Tactical Lock Picking. A case study of a few security issues from the field. It’s not rocket surgery but I gotta tell ya, sometimes completely smashing open the illusion of security really makes me feel like a James Bond or a Jason Bourne for a few minutes, a break from being a regular guy

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Social Engineering

Book Review “Social Engineering”

Up front: Book Review of Social Engineering Some things I took from this book: Especially for Lock Picking and Entry training, I took two short lessons that I’ll never forget “Those who build walls think differently than those who seek to go over, under, around, or through them” and [It’s often easier to hack people]. You

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TLP 2 Step Rule

Lock Picking – Two Step Rule

I teach, train, operate and try to live based on a few principles. As far as my favorite hobby “Tactical Lock Picking” goes, this is one of my favorite principles I have used several times in RL (For those of you that aren’t initiated that means Real Life). Jumping right into it, I want you

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Leadership Quote of the day – 001

“I don’t know what is taking you people so long. I was able to do it in FIVE minutes!” – Some idiot O-4 Here’s the setup: There is BS training that has to get done ASAP. God, I can’t even move forward yet because there are so many problems with that first line. The “Training”

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