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The Field Guide Series

This comprehensive four-volume series explores the key aspects of operating successfully and safely in higher-risk environments.


The Field Guide to Deployment Planning

Published 16 July 2020 · 52 pages · $4.99

ISBN: 978-981-14-6842-1

The field guide to planning engagements in complex or higher-risk locations and getting there safely.

This guide contains actionable advice in an easily digestible format, covering preliminary planning, travel arrangements, communications, IT equipment, power, packing, money, and your personal profile.

Also available in the Field Guide Series bundle.

Table of contents

Preface

1. Preliminary Planning

2. Travel Arrangements

3. Communications

4. IT Equipment

5. Power

6. Packing

7. Money

8. Personal Profile

9. Pre-Travel Checklist

End Notes


The Field Guide to Personal Security

Published 28 August 2020 · 104 pages · $8.99

ISBN: 978-981-14-7625-9

The second installment of our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Personal Security is focused on ensuring that you can stay safe while operating on the ground in complex and higher-risk environments.

The Field Guide to Personal Security covers a broad range of situations, risks and threats. You'll learn about the essential aspects of deployment preparation, including what protective equipment and communications equipment you may require. From there, you'll learn how to orientate to your new environment. You'll be especially vulnerable during this period, so it's important you plan your activities to minimise these vulnerabilities. You'll learn what actions you can take to stay safe while in your accommodation, while on the streets and while driving.

Shifting up a notch, you'll learn about the risks of protests and riots, and how to stay safe in situations where non-lethal weapons and riot control agents are being used. You'll also learn how to avoid, detect and evade hostile surveillance, and how to navigate a range of petty corruption scenarios. Finally, you'll learn how to respond to confrontation in the streets, including how to deal with armed engagements.

This field guide is essential reading for anyone travelling to higher-risk locations.

Also available in the Field Guide Series bundle.

Updated to Version 3.0 on 31 March 2021.

Table of contents

Preface

1. Planning And Preparation

2. Protective Equipment

3. Communications

4. Arrival

5. Security At Your Accommodation

6. Security On The Streets

7. Security While Driving

8. Protests and Riots

9. Surveillance

10. Navigating Corruption

11. Managing Confrontation

End notes


The Field Guide to Accommodation Security

Published 26 September 2020 · 177 pages · $14.99

ISBN: 978-981-14-8052-2

The third volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security is designed to guide you in the selection of secure accommodation during engagements in complex and higher-risk environments.

The guide focuses on the security of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and residences. You'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of each accommodation option. You'll also learn how to assess the security of your accommodation and the options available to you to augment security and increase the level of protection.

Parts of this field guide are technically orientated and may not be light reading for some. The guide will get into the nuts and bolts of physical security, particularly when it comes to increasing the level of security protection. Starting with hotels, each chapter will go progressively deeper into security design and technology. Overall, the combined knowledge you’ll gain from learning about the different approaches to securing each type of accommodation will enable you to make effective decisions and implement appropriate security measures regardless of where you’re staying.

Also available in the Field Guide Series bundle.

Table of contents

Preface

1. Accommodation options

2. Hotels

3. Guesthouses

4. Apartments

5. Residences

End notes


The Field Guide to Transport Security

Published 30 October 2020 · 181 pages · $14.99

ISBN: 978-981-14-8589-3

The fourth volume in our Field Guide series, The Field Guide to Transport Security is focused on keeping you and your team safe while you're on the road in complex and higher-risk environments.

Driving in developing countries and higher-risk environments poses specific risks to your safety and security. Even relatively routine events like a flat tire can expose you and your team to a host of known and unknown risks. Fortunately, many of the risks inherent with driving in higher-risk environments can be mitigated through effective planning and preparation. At the same time, you’ll need to have comprehensive contingency plans in place for when things go wrong.

This field guide covers a range of topics relating to vehicle operations, including understanding your operating environment, vehicle selection and preparation, driving, route and convoy planning, security escorts, armoured vehicles, communications, operational security and contingencies.

Reading this field guide won’t make you an expert in vehicle operations. Expertise and judgement take years to develop, and involve a lot of trial and error. This guide will, however, give you the knowledge to make effective decisions and ask the right questions.

Also available in the Field Guide Series bundle.

Table of contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Operating environment

3. Vehicles

4. Vehicle preparation

5. Drivers and driving

6. Route planning

7. Convoy planning

8. Security escorts

9. Armoured vehicles

10. Communications

11. Operational security

12. Contingencies

End notes


The Field Guide Bundle 1-4

The Field Guide Series Bundle

$36.99 (price if sold separately $43.96)

This bundle includes all four volumes of the Field Guide series, including The Field Guide to Deployment Planning, The Field Guide to Personal Security, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security, and The Field Guide to Transport Security.

All Field Guides in this bundle are in PDF format.

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The Guide to Travelling in Higher-Risk Environments

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If these types of topics interest you, you can learn more by reading The Guide to Travelling in Higher-Risk Environments.

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