Civilian Operator 101: Escape and Evasion Primer


Escape and Evasion: Running for Your Life

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I highly suggest you guys buy a cheap thumb drive and keep things like this on it for future reference. Really good information here.

Because of the random violence and chaos of the World right now, Escape and Evasion is one of those skill set’s that EVERY Civilian Operator needs to have in his toolbox.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!


One thought on “Civilian Operator 101: Escape and Evasion Primer

  1. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    Always remember and never forget
    the chances that you will be at home when the situation changes (SHTF) — how will you get home? Will you go home? Where will your family meet? PLAN NOW!!
    Part of your SHTF plan needs to be what to do if you have to escape from a hostile situation be it urban or rural, be it your local area or somewhere you’re visiting or doing business. Always ensure you have the basic equipment required to navigate and sustain yourself in the environment you’re in, keep it basic, keep it light and keep it concealable.

    Your goal is survival and to reach a safe area.
    If you have a cell phone on you consider if those after you can use it to track you. If those after you have access to the phone company’s networks dump the phone completely.
    Consider your means of leaving the area: on foot, swim, public transport, aircraft, boat, hitch a lift, steal or hijack a vehicle.
    After the initial escape try to leave the area as quickly as possible and keep a low profile, remember to blend in with your environment.
    As soon as you can you need to make contact with friends, family, trusted authorities or friendly Embassies.
    If you cannot leave the area then you’ll have to go to ground and hide, locations can include; in parks or bushes, busy pedestrian areas, public bathrooms, bars and night clubs etc. Consider what CCTV is in the area and if those after you can access it. If your hiding in parks etc. do those after you have thermal imaging equipment? Consider how long you will have to go to ground for and what are your emergency escape routes.
    Work out where are you running to and try to leave decoys pointing to different locations; book a train ticket with your credit card but never take a train etc.
    You will need money if you are very lucky and have a credit card hidden on your person you can use ATM’s but remember this will show your location on the grid. If you are in an area where you’re staying for a while, you could possibly have previously stashed cash with other important documents and equipment in a dead drop for emergencies, your last resort would be to steal money.
    You will also need clean clothes, if you cannot buy them or get them from a place of charity you would need to steal them.
    If you need to travel a long distance you will need to find somewhere to wash and stay clean.
    You will need somewhere to sleep; in urban environments it may make sense to stay away from the usual places homeless people congregate as this would be the first place those looking for you would check.
    If you do not have money to buy food you could possibly get it from charities, steal it or check the trash cans behind restaurants and sandwich shops.
    To leave most countries you will need a passport or ID’s, if you have lost yours, you can try to covertly bypass border controls and then make it to the nearest friendly Embassy on the other side. At most borders there may be checkpoints on the roads but go a few hundred meters either side there is usually nothing, maybe a fence. So, if you are using a road get off it a few hundred meters before the border, skirt around the check point and rejoin the road a few hundred yards on the other side. When crossing the border do so quickly, quietly and use all your senses and be alert for any patrols or remote cameras etc.
    Try to have or get maps, even free tourist guides are better than nothing.
    Learn to identify north and south without a compass.
    Always carry and try to conceal an escape compass on your person.
    Identify and remember prominent objects in the area such as major roads, rivers, mountains, airports and buildings, these will give you reference points when on the move.
    If you are in a rural area and want to locate people follow rivers, most villages are located around water sources.

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