Urban Survival

Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla – classic guerrilla warfare HowTo guide (1969)

The Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla is a classic book written by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella in 1969. It consists of advice on how to disrupt and overthrow an authoritarian regime, aiming at revolution. The text has been banned in many countries, but remains in print and on bookshelves…
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Hostile Areas

Escape from zip ties? It’s not as hard as you think to escape from plastic handcuffs

Plastic handcuffs (aka FlexiCuffs, Riot Cuffs, or Zip Ties) are popular with military and law enforcement officials when mass arrests are expected. Consisting of either two interlocking straps or a single cable tied around both wrists, they are cheaper, easier to carry, and less likely to spread communicable disease (plastic…
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Hostile Areas

Survival in Man-Made Hazards

Survival In Man-Made Hazards Nuclear, chemical, and biological (NBC) weapons have become potential realities on any modern battlespace. Recent experience in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and other areas of conflict has proved the use of chemical and biological weapons (such as mycotoxins). The warfighting doctrine of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and…
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Hostile Areas

Camouflage – how to hide shape, color, noise, smell, and movement when stalking and anti-tracking

About camouflage In a survival situation, especially in a hostile environment, you may find it necessary to camouflage yourself, your equipment, and your movement. Effective camouflage may mean the difference between survival and capture by the enemy. Camouflage and movement techniques, such as stalking, will also help you obtain game…
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Hostile Areas

Surviving in hostile areas – how to evade, hide, and avoid capture

Survival movement in hostile areas Adversaries have made great progress in air defense measures and radio direction finder (RDF) techniques. You must assume that if trapped in a hostile area, you may not experience quick recovery by friendly elements. You may have to move for extended times and distances to…
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