Surviving in Captivity

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Some thoughts on surviving captivity. This article is primarily written in the context of becoming an enemy prisoner or POW. The tactics described, however, are also useful in shorter term criminal abductions or hostage situations in foreign countries.


OK, You Survived…but What If You Have Been Captured?


On a similar topic, This is a good primer (with some quick videos) about escaping from various types of restraints.  Check them both out.


How to Get Out of Handcuffs and Other Restraints




Defeating Zip Ties

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An informative infographic about escaping zip tie restraints.  This is useful, but the best advice I can provide is to AVOID BEING RESTRAINED!  I don’t care if there are five guys with rifles pointed at my head, it’s time to fight.  Nothing good can happen after the restraints are applied.


3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide


Hostage Escape Tools and Techniques

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When traveling in dangerous areas, I think it’s useful to carry some hidden escape tools.  This article covers some of the better options on the market.  I have all of the tools recommended and carry them regularly in hazardous situations.

Hostage Escape Tools and Techniques