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DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME : Text files and message bases are for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Do not undertake any project based upon any information obtained from this or any other web site.We are not responsible for, nor do we assume any liability for, damages resulting from the use of any information on this site.This hasn\\\’t been posted before, and I didn\\\’t c/p it!! I am telling you now I did NOT c/p this at all. I bet I can\\\’t count the people on both my hands and feet who will say it is. This is my own typing and I put effort, time and work into this, over a number of days, making tough research and findings.
Anyway, this egg can be EXTREMELY useful in certain situations. The egg will be based on military situations, but if you need to quickly escape an area, maybe you\\\’ve been out exploring or pranking, and you need to get away from and angry farmer who\\\’s barn you\\\’ve been exploring, or the police who have been called on you. You may be able to adapt on the contents of the egg and use it to your advantage. But really, the egg is based on military knowledge, and what to do if you are taken captive or as such.
If you use this knowledge to get out of jail, escape conviction or your mother in law\\\’s coming over, I cannot be held responsible. If you decide to use this knowledge in a lawful situation, you cannot in any way point fingers towards me. Tyrant.
An old military encampment. Maybe you will be taken to a place such as this.
Hopefully, you will never have to deal with being taken captive, being kidnapped or being held hostage. It is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can go through, both physically and mentally challenging you. This egg is more for general interest than for practical instruction, because anyone who may be in danger of being taken captive, being kidnapped or being held hostage, ie, military personnel, will have almost definitely have been taught this. These skills are some of which you shouldn\\\’t learn from an article on the web, or a book.
Being taken captive is a traumatic and stressful time. Even if there may be no hope of escape, forming a plan will help boost morale.
Once you have been taken captive, the first thing you will need to do is to gather as much info as possible. Info on where you are, in what kind of building or encampment you may be detained in, and most inportantly, how closely you are being guarded. Even if you do not have the slightest inkling of how long you are being held for, begin preparing immediately. Don\\\’t forget, though, that escaping will not be easy without some kind of assistance. Sometimes, you may be lucky by bribing a guard or with help from someone on the outside. It will be difficult, breaking out, especially on your own.
[3.1]Going Over A Fence.
If the perimeter is covered with barbed-wire fences, which is most likely, don\\\’t lose hope. Prepare yourself, if you can, with a thick jacket, or blanket. If you can, leather or canvas are ideal. You can tie the corners or sleeves together so it is possible to carry as a cloak, instead of having an extra item to hold in your hand, and you can climb freely. When you climb to the top, one handedly sling the coat or blanket onto the barbed wire. You can use it to pull yourself up and over. Be warned, however: the coat or blanket will NOT provide complete protection from the wire, but it will make it a hell of a lot easier climbing over.
You can forget about this. Plain and simple. You see this in films like Great Escape, but it\\\’s rarely ever a genuine option.
[3.3]Going Through A Wall
First you must check to see what the walls of your cell are made of. If you have old stone walls, they are probably sound and will not provide easy and/or quick escape. However, if you have a breeze-block or an old brick wall, then you can have hope, if you can get hold of a spoon, knife or a peice, or better, peices, of rock. With these you can scrape out the mortar surrounding a single brick, then you can begin to loosen the others around it. Before you begin, however, check to see which wall will hold the best chance of escape. If you have a choice of outside walls, choose the one with the most amount of cover. When you start, make it low so you can cover your work with a bed, or something else. If you think it may take more than a night, make sure you save the powdered mortar you dig out, so you can mix it with spit and press it back into it\\\’s hole. It will be easier to get loose, now, when you re-begin. Once you\\\’ve removed that one brick, the others are much easier to do. Don\\\’t spend time with more than one brick at a time, especially if they are seperate. This is a complete waste of time.
Once you\\\’ve escaped, your captors will, almost always, come looking for you. If you have tracking skills, you can use them to your advantage and against your persuers, who will most probably have a skilled tracker with them, and possibly a dog, too.
Tracker and his dog.
He\\\’s coming to get you! Run! Aaaaagh!
If they do have a tracker, the evasion techniques I have described below will not completely throw them off you, but they will give you an advantage, especially in time. In any escape situation, lead time, which is how far ahead you are from the people chasing you, is by far the biggest and most important advantage you can have. Do everything you can to preserve it, and even, if possible, increase it.
>Delaying for as long as possible the time when your captors will discover that you have escaped
>>Moving as quickly as possible
>>>Doing anything that may delay the tarckers, as long as it doesn\\\’t slow you down too much.
You can put off the discovery of your escape in a few ways, depending on where you have been imprisoned, and how you are being guarded. For example, if a guard or guards check on you at regular intervals, wether it be every hour or oonce a day, plan your escape for the time immediately after an inspection. After! If they only look in on you at night, try to rig a dummy, like in Papilon, or Great Escape (Was it in Great Escape? Or was it not Papilon? Nevermind) so they think you are sleeping. Think about this as soon as you get to your place of captivity. If possible, sleep in a position and place which will make deceiving the guard(s) even easier, when teh time comes for your escape.
Once you escape, don\\\’t even think about stopping and hiding from your captors in the hope that they will give up. It is most likely that they won\\\’t, and doing so increases your chances of being caught. You must get mobing immediately, to increase the distance between yourself and your persuers, and to get a bigger advantage with time.
You can crouch but you can\\\’t hide - don\\\’t bother trying.
[4.1]Brushing Your Tracks
This is probably the oldest trick in teh book. It\\\’s in so many films you wouldn\\\’t be able t count them. You use a leafy branch to brush your tracks away for a distance of a few meters, or cover them with leaves, sand or earth. Then, you set off in another direction. On the other hand, it is one of the easiest to spot. To a tracker, the brush marks or scattered leaves and soil are simply obvious signs of quarry. Worse, if he finds out that you decieved him, he\\\’ll begin to search for a new track.
Wading in a stream is another Hollywood fave, but it\\\’s not as easy or effective as we see it on screen. If the stream you choose is shallow, and clear, then you\\\’ll leave an obvious trail behind you, which will be easy for a tracker to spot. I won\\\’t go into detail, but an example of a sign is this; stones, gravel and bare rock becomes covered with a thin layer of algae which causes it to darken slightly. This would be as clear as a footprint to a tracker. There is also the problem of getting out of the stream; once you do, you will be soaked, and will drip water everywhere, leaving an easy-to-spot sign for a tracker, and possibly even a trail.
The best evasion technique is to walk on hard, rocky ground or to hop from rock to rock, at the edge of a river, say. Obviously, you need an area with large enough boulders to hop across; if you hop on smaller boulders, they will probably rock under you weight and leave a slight gap easy for someone to spot. The further you are able to walk on rocks or boulders, the easier it is to put some distance between you and your tracker.
Yep, you guessed it. This method involves you jumping off to the side somehow. If you are alone, this should be used along with Backtracking (see [4.5]) for the reason thst if your track is in the middle of nowhere, it\\\’ll be obvious that you\\\’ve jumped off somewhere. This is commonly used by military groups travelling together; a few members will jump off and circle back to ambush the tracking party as they continue to follow the main trail.
Walking backwards in your own footprints, also known as backtracking, is one of the few decpetion techniques actually taught that you will see in movies. It usually used with a combo of jumping off, wading and and cutting the corner (see [4.4], [4.2] and [4.6]). However, it is rather easy to spot. When you walk backwards, you walk is irregular and wonkyish. Your feet are also further apart, and the the toe of the print will be deeper than normal. Furthermore, the soil will be displace back, behind the heel, not in front, at the toes. You can experiment by walking normally, then backwards, on a patch of soft ground. Try sidestepping, whilst you do it.
This is a standard military technique which you can use when nearing a known road or street. As you get close to the road, alter your course about 45 degrees to a side, say, the right for example, and carry on until you meet the road; turn right and continue walking for a short distance, making sure you leave very obvious signs, eg, kicked up dirt, displaced soil, broked twigs, etc. Then backtrack to the point where you joined the road and continue past it (stamp all the dirt off your traniners/boots). Then leave the road on the other side and continue onwards. The ainm of this is that the tracker will think you attempted to cut the corner and turn right, which seemed your destination. However, remember, once they realise they have been fooled, they will set about finding a new trail.
This is a military tactic, and is of no use to you unless you are armed and have inent to kill your persuers. Keep your eyes open for a possible vantage point off to one side of the route that you\\\’re following. Once you pass it, start to alter your course to that side, tightening the turn until you\\\’ve looped back and can climb up to your chosen point. You should now be in a position to watch and take stock of your persuers. If the party is too large for you to take out completely, take out the tracker with you best shot before proceeding. If possible, get the leader too, but not before the tracker.
[4.8]Some Delaying Tactics
Finally, I will include several ways of delaying a dog and it\\\’s handler.
>Climbing over obstacles
>>Walking on hard surfaces
>>>Walking along streams
>>>>Going downwind, if possible
>>>>>Passing through crowded areas
Climb over any walls ir fences which will be difficult for a dog; high chainlink fences and deer fences are great. The handler will be slowed down considerably as he tries to get the fat dog over the obstacle, lol. Walking on hard surfaces, ideally in strong sunlught, leaves a weak scent trail which will rapidly dissipate (go away) in the heat. Asphalt roads, tops of walls and sun baked earth is ideal. Even thougjh a dog will always be able to pick back up your scent whereever you ext from water, taking to a stream will slow down the handler quite a bit. As you walk downwind, your scent goes past you, and not backwards, where the dog will be able to pick it up.
I hope you enjoyed this egg, hopefully it is one in a series. And, as I said earlier, do not say this is copied and pasted, cos it isn\\\’t. I gathered this information from some training I recieve and some other various sources. Took me around a week to finish it. If you say this is c/p without presenting a link, I will place you on my ban list and rate all your creations, and further creations, 0. Thanks!
PS, Additions and improvements are always accepted!