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Under the Radar

As a traveller, your abilities to dynamically assess threats and risks, and to mitigate those risks, are the foundations of assuring your safety and security while travelling.

But what happens if, despite your best efforts, you do get into trouble? What if you’re confronted when out on the street? What if you’re hauled in for questioning or interrogation? What if you’re tortured? How about if you’re locked in a secure facility? How would you escape? If you were able to escape, how would you successfully evade a search and get yourself to safety?

This book will place you directly into dire and desperate situations like those you might encounter in higher-risk locations. Rather than leaving you to fend for yourself, I’ll walk you through how to assess your situation, devise a plan and then execute that plan. I’ll share the essential planning considerations and operational techniques to help you get yourself out of dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations.

ISBN: 978-981-14-9032-3

334 pages

First published on 27 November 2020

Updated to Version 4 on 6 April 2022

Table of contents

1. Preparation

2. Arrival

3. Operational security

4. Contact!

5. Police problems

6. Arrest

7. Interrogation

8. Torture

9. Detainment

10. Escape 101 (lower-security facilities)

11. Escape 102 (higher-security facilities)

12. Evasion 101 (rural environments)

13. Evasion 102 (urban environments)

14. Getting out

15. Illegal crossing

16. Over it all


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