C.K. has over 30 years of adventures and experiences while serving as a Marine, Homicide Detective, SWAT Sniper, Military Contractor and TV/Movie Advisor.

Now he helps others escape mental captivity, stay safe, overcome adversity and discover life purpose through the art of storytelling.

I have spent a life full of adventure, incredible experiences and mentorship by great leaders. Additionally, my career choices have exposed me to deteriorating environments full of trauma, grief and wicked deeds.  From gunfights to dealing with sociopaths, losses to suicide and many lessons along the way, I’ve successfully navigated toxic environments, chaos and danger.  My articles, stories and efforts typically touch on the below themes. Thanks for visiting my site.

Mental Strength
Overcoming Adversity
Anxiety & Depression
Crime & Safety
Boyhood to Manhood

Articles & News

Catch up on C.K.’s stories & interviews on topics ranging from Leadership, , Personal Development, Overcoming Adversity, Security and much more.


C.K.’s technical advising, stuntwork and even a little bit of acting in the wild & crazy world of Movies & Entertainment.


From protecting endangered species to helping others find meaning & purpose through extreme adventures. It’s all here!

“The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain, all else is supplemental.”

John Steinbeck

Recent Articles

The French Connection

It was the summer of 2003 and there was no shortage of tragedy and conflict in the world. The first quarter of the year saw the Space Shuttle Columbia explode and disintegrate as it reentered the Earth’s atmosphere, and the lead up to summer was consumed by the invasion of Iraq, which quickly evolved into a deadly insurgency.

C.K. Interview – Safety Talk Podcast

Safety & Security Expert Pete Canavan interviews C.K. Redlinger about Mindset and much more. They cover a variety topics related to staying safe, cultivating mindset, surviving deadly encounters, overcoming adversity and using situational awareness.