Best-selling American novelist Barry Eisler was an exceedingly precocious student in one of the first Rift Recon Art of Escape courses last year in San Francisco. Unbeknownst to us at the time, Eisler was not just hungry for knowledge – he was ravenous. The Art of Escape was only one in a long series of defense and…

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Investigative Locksmith Brian Denyer has been writing and illustrating articles about antique locks, restraints, and methods of escape for Canada’s Institutional Locksmiths Organization of Canada (ILOC) since its inception. ILOC is a national not-for-profit trade organization with members across North America, and was created to help fill a void in the Institutional and In-House Locksmith and…

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Hi Everyone, Eric here! We’ve silently been getting ready for some exciting projects but today I wanted to share some updates. Spring Cleaning! Overhaul: The main site will be undergoing some big changes. The blog and content will move to a different page but will still go out over Twitter and other social media platforms…

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Hi Everyone, It’s been a loooong while since we’ve hosted a public Art of Escape training. It’s getting on to be a year. We have been inundated with requests to run another public AoE for some time but we’ve been pulled in different directions as Rift Recon is a growing company, and putting on private Art…

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Last week, the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum united hundreds of international voices to address some of the world’s most critical human rights issues with the goals of challenging ideas and implementing change. The Rift Recon Team was on site running the conference’s first Tech Lab, which was designed to advise the attending activists, journalists, attorneys,…

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For the last year we have only been able to offer Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) for our international customers or other FedEx options. Both options are prohibitively expensive but now we can often ship up to 3-4 times cheaper helping our customers achieve their work objectives better and in budget. To see shipment prices to…

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Happy Holidays from Rift Recon! We’re delighted to count you as part of our thriving community. As a small token of our appreciation, we’d like to extend a 30% discount off our entire online catalog (until we run out of stock!) beginning at 6:00am PST on Friday November 28th and ending at 11:00pm on Monday…

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Check out this coverage of Rift Recon and The Art of Escape that aired on CBS San Francisco last night! Reporter Cate Cauguiran welcomed CEO Eric Michaud and Executive Assistant Arianna Travaglini into the CBS studio to discuss the origin of the company and the benefits of taking an urban escape and evasion course. She…

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Back in May of this year, Rift Recon CEO Eric Michaud and Lead Trainer Brian O’Shea were poised to present a comprehensive security workshop geared toward protecting high-risk individuals in possession of sensitive information at the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). When a hotel union labor strike unexpectedly occurred, the conference was postponed until October…

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Over the past few months Rift Recon has been steadily working to expand and improve upon our Art of Escape trainings. We did extensive market research, brought fresh team members on board, trademarked The Art of Escape as a brand, secured its very own domain name at “www.artofescape.com”, and have been structuring an extensive soon-to-be-released…

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