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A lifestyle strategy site focusing on the skillsets, methods and mindsets of the CIA and militaries.
2023-02-02 17:15
Evading capture from hostiles is a crucial skillset for covert operatives. This is a guide on how to maneuver, engage and adapt to evading enemy forces and minimizing the risks. [INTEL :&nbs&hell…Read More
2023-01-28 02:00
Fear can be a powerful tool. It can be weaponized to be used to gain leverage and extract information from adversaries or make them to enact any action as per the wielder’s needs. [INT… Read More
2023-01-25 15:15
PSYOPS (Psychological Operations) are tactics used by individuals and groups to influence a certain population’s emotions, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. From military forces to po… Read More
2023-01-25 01:43
This is a general tradecraft methodology guide on how to de-escalate a bar fight as part of an active mission or as a civilian. Using conflict resolution, exit strategy and misdirection. [IN… Read More
2023-01-22 15:27
As per tradecraft tactics, strategic intimidation is a psychological form of manipulation to assert dominance over a target to control their behavior. [INTEL : How to Assert Dominance Over A… Read More
2023-01-19 18:57
Mental toughness is the ability to remain calm and collected in high-stress and volatile situations. It’s a key quality for covert operatives who often have to think on their feet and… Read More
2023-01-19 01:25
A response guide on what to do immediately after a knife attack while sustaining stab and or slash wounds – with the assailant incapacitated or not within your space any longer. [INTEL… Read More
2023-01-17 15:35
A Red Notice is an international alert issued by INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization. It requests the arrest and extradition of a person wanted for criminal prosecution… Read More
2023-01-15 01:07
Misdirection is a skillset art form employed by covert operatives using deception to throw off their opponents, allowing them to carry out objectives without being detected. [OPTICS : A… Read More
2023-01-14 11:39
When it comes to self-defense, a person’s first line of defense should be situational awareness and avoidance. That being said, there are times when physical confrontation is unavoidab… Read More
2023-01-10 18:58
Also known as crisis negotiation, this is a tradecraft guide to conduct hostage negotiations as per law enforcement but modified to be used as a civilian, covert operative or operator. [OPTI… Read More
2023-01-08 13:49
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams are specialized police units that employ military tactics to respond to high-risk situations. These highly trained officers are equipped with the lat… Read More
2023-01-07 16:03
The purpose, tactics, strategies and methodology of the negotiating skillset of intelligence officers, covert operatives and clandestine professionals. [OPTICS : London, England] The po… Read More
2023-01-04 11:15
A communicational tradecraft skillset of turning an adversary / enemy into a friendly / ally for strategic or operational purposes such as collaboration, misdirection and resolution. [OPTICS… Read More
2023-01-02 14:29
Pattern recognition tradecraft is a way of observing the world to actionably recognize regularities within it so that you can optimally make decisions about it or conclusions from it. [OPTIC… Read More
2022-12-29 09:26
The tradecraft theory, concept and technique of general anti-surveillance (not counter) methodology for the streets / urban scenarios without special or advanced equipment. [OPTICS : Be… Read More
2022-11-19 13:33
In the world of espionage, there is one skill that is absolutely essential for every spy: the ability to resist seduction, which is even more important than enacting seduction. Strategic sed… Read More
2022-11-14 22:07
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2022-11-07 12:05
How the Skills of a Spy Can Help You Handle Stress BetterBeing a spy is one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Not only are they constantly in danger of being captured or killed, but t… Read More
CIA Tradecraft Primer
2022-10-26 13:49
CIA tradecraft refers to the various methods and techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency to gather information and support the nation's foreign policy.  To simplify, it's the… Read More
Where To Put Security Cameras At Home
2022-10-23 11:34
Your home is unique, so no single security camera placement will work for everyone. However this guide helps you consider all the aspects of your property and identify which ones are absolut… Read More
Social Hacking: Bypassing Any Tech Security
2022-10-20 14:06
Social hacking is the process of using social engineering techniques to gain access to sensitive information or systems. It is a form of phycological tradecraft that exploits human weaknesse… Read More
Why VPN Is Important For Personal Use
2022-10-18 23:29
What Are Virtual Private Networks?A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a technology that allows users to seamlessly create a secure connection to another network over the Internet.VPNs are com… Read More
Hazard 4 Bandoleer: Review
2022-10-18 14:47
If you are looking for a great sling to carry your everyday gear, or if you need a pistol sling that will give you quick access to your weapon, the Hazard 4 Bandoleer Sling is the perfect op… Read More
Modern Off-Grid Living
2022-10-14 23:48
Operative off-grid living is a self-sovereign lifestyle taking control of the aspects of life’s needs with less outside reliance, with the advantages of the contemporary and anonymity… Read More
The Real Purpose Of The CIA
2022-10-12 19:29
The purpose of the CIA as one of the most powerful organizations with access to information from all over world is to directly or indirectly affect change for the interests of the United Sta… Read More
The 3 Phases Of A Street Fight
2022-10-02 15:08
The three "street" phases that occur in a non-official, hand to hand combat engagement are: preparation for attack and defense; application of technique on an opponent's body (i.e., striking… Read More
Magpul DAKA Magnetic Field Tray
2022-10-02 12:30
The Magpul DAKA Field Tray is a unique EDC and loadout working mat that doubles as a gear dump tray that's extremely durable and uses a magnetic mechanism.The DAKA Field Tray was designed to… Read More
Microtech Glykon Knife
2022-08-27 04:24
The Glykon by Microtech is the legendary brand's latest and most innovative OTF knife to be developed in a long time. Utilizing completely different design cues with all new mechanics never… Read More
Rolex Submariner: 10 Years On The Wrist
2022-08-26 07:22
It's been exactly a decade this month since receiving this Rolex reference 116610 watch for retirement from the agency for 10 years of service, of which it's been on my wrist almost everyday… Read More
Spy Skills + Guide
2022-08-24 17:17
This list of spy skills + training, espionage techniques, and CIA / MI6 field agent methods of operation will be updated frequently with new intel.In the clandestine services of the Central… Read More
VOSKER V150 Cellular Security Camera
2022-06-02 06:29
The VOSKER V150 is a truly remote and portable security camera that doesn't require WiFi or a connected power source. It can operate indefinitely in almost any terrain and location while hav… Read More
Arculus Key Card: Crypto Wallet | Review*
2022-04-03 07:44
The Arculus Key Card is a hyper low-profile, redundantly secure cryptocurrency hardware (cold storage) wallet. It's a refined stainless steel card powered by an air-gapped NFC system utilizi… Read More
Tradecraft Quote #5620
2022-03-17 03:27
"Trust the untrustable by trusting their true motive, desire or endgame."- Det V CaderTradecraft AssetsGear, resources and sites for the covert operative or self-sovereign lifestyle operator… Read More
Navy SEALs Anti-Stress Technique
2022-03-10 16:03
Before, after and especially during combat in the field, Navy special operations forces perform this technique on-the-fly, when needed and easily to relieve high intensity stress Read More
How To Instantly Spot A Scam
2022-03-10 11:52
The 3 step technique of recognizing a scam in real time within seconds of it actively being presented to you (in-person, phone) or passively reading about it (email, text) by a scammer.SCAM:… Read More

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