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Authors: Cade Courtley

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Contents

Introduction

Part One: SEAL Mindset and Survival Psychology

EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

INCREASE YOUR PHYSICAL TOUGHNESS

INCREASE YOUR MENTAL TOUGHNESS

MENTAL PREPARATION

Emergency Conditioning

Visualization

Rehearsal

Muscle Memory

Create a Trigger

Violence of Action

Situational Awareness

Composure Under Pressure

Combat Breathing

Checklists

USE THE RULE OF THREE

LONG-HAUL SURVIVAL

Part Two: Survival Scenarios

ABANDON SHIP

What to Do When Boarding a Ship or Boat

What to Do When a Ship Is Taking On Water

Abandoning Ship

Mayday

Going into the Water

ACTIVE SHOOTER

Active-Shooter Incidents

Police Response Time

Situational Awareness: Exits, Cover, People

Once a Shooting Begins

Reverse 911

Movement Techniques

Bullet Penetration

Decoys

Moving as a Group

Set an Ambush

Encountering Law Enforcement

AIRPLANE CRASH

Preflight Preparation

Where to Sit

Gathering Intelligence on Your Plane

Situational Awareness on the Plane

Impact Brace Positions

Postimpact

Finding the Best Exit

What to Do Once You’re Out

ANIMAL ATTACK

Dogs

Black Bears

Brown Bears

Polar Bears

Mountain Lions

AUTO ACCIDENT

Seat Belts

Air Bags

Other Safety Features and Precautions

Avoiding and Minimizing Accidents

Four O’clock and Eight O’clock Hand Positions

Tire Blowouts

Postaccident Actions

BIOCHEMICAL ATTACK

History

Early Signs

How to Protect Yourself and Escape

Improvised Gas Mask

Shelter In

If You’ve Been Exposed

BOMB

Car Bomb

Situational Awareness

Individual Precautions for Community Safety

Structural Safety

IED and Booby Trap

Suicide Bombers

If a Bomb Detonates

BRIDGE COLLAPSE

Crumbling Infrastructure

Bracing for Impact

How to Escape a Submerged Vehicle

On the Surface

BURGLARY AND ROBBERY

Crime Facts

Prevention

Point of Entry

Being a Good Neighbor

Neighborhood Watches

Exterior Lighting

Doors and Locks

Windows

Interior Lighting

Alarms

Dogs

When a Burglary Happens

When a Robbery Happens

Encountering the Invader

Convenience Store and Bank Robberies

CARJACKING

Being Alert

Typical Strategies Carjackers Use

The Bump and Jump

The Good Samaritan

The Ruse

The Trap

Surprise Attack

Prevention

During a Carjacking

When a Carjacking Becomes an Abduction

Carjacked as a Passenger

Locked in Your Trunk

EARTHQUAKE

Secure the Compound

If You Are Outdoors

If You Are in a Vehicle

If You Are Inside

Drop, Cover, and Hold On

Triangle of Life

Aftermath

Buried in Rubble

Tapping

ELEVATOR EMERGENCY

Situational Awareness

Elevator Entrapment

Free Fall

FALLING THROUGH ICE

Going In

Swimming Out

Rolling Out

Stop and Save It

If You Are a Bystander •

FIGHTING

Prefight

Commanding Presence

Distance

The Fight

Protect Your Face

Stay On Your Feet

Hit Hard

Vulnerable Points on the Body

Punches

Palm Strikes

Feet

Elbows

Knees

Chokeholds

Thumb Drops

If They Have a Knife or a Gun

Final Note on Fighting

FIRE: FORESTS, BUILDINGS, HOMES

Situational Awareness: Know Your Risk

Outdoor Fire Threats

Preparation Checklists

Building and House Fires

Renters

What to Do in a Fire

FLASH FLOOD, FLOODING, AND TSUNAMI

During a Flood

Aftermath of a Flood

Tsunami

Know Your Location

Animal Behaviors

FOOT PURSUIT AND BEING CHASED

Mindset

Use Your Environment

GANG VIOLENCE

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Distance and De-escalation

Punch and Run: Fight and Flight

HIJACKING

Before You Board

Settling Into Your Seat

Observe Your Passengers

Air Marshals

Assess the Hijacker

Charge!

Improvised Weapons

Explosives

Search, Handle, Restrain

The Outside World’s Response

HOME INVASION

Tiger Kidnapping

Prevention and Rehearsal

Safe Rooms

When Violence Comes

SERE (Survive, Evade, Resist, Escape)

How to Escape Restraints

Alerting Others

HURRICANE AND TORNADO

Hurricane Preparation

When to Evacuate

Holding Your Position

Caught Outside

It’s Not Over Yet

Tornado Survival

JAIL

Jail Types and Stats

Mental Preparation

Just Locked Up

What
Not
to Do

Violence Behind Bars

Be Good

LIGHTNING

Know the Enemy

Targets

The 30/30 Rule

Action Checklist

LOST AT SEA

Survival Priorities

Staying Afloat

Retaining Heat

Avoiding Sunstroke

Getting Water

Getting Food

Signaling

Raft Survival

Sea-Induced Delusions

The Long Haul

Shark Attack

LOST IN THE DESERT

Survival Priorities

Shade

Finding Water

Building a Solar Still

Types of Shelters

Walking Out

LOST IN THE FROZEN MOUNTAINS

Survival Priorities

Finding Shelter

Building a Quinze

Starting and Maintaining a Fire

Dry Clothing

Getting Water

Getting Food

Trapping

Lichen

Moving and Navigation

Improvised Compasses

NUCLEAR ATTACK

How a Bomb Works

EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse)

How to React

Materials That Protect from Radiation

Avoiding Radiation by Sheltering In

Avoiding Radiation by Outrunning It

Decontamination

PANDEMIC

Methods of Transmission

Preventing Infection

Pandemic in Effect

Disruption of Services

Minimum Food Essentials

Your Crew

When You’re the Sick One

Sickroom

Homemade Protective Gear

Handling the Dead

RIOTS AND STAMPEDES

Awareness of Likelihood

If You Are in a Riot

If You Live in an Area Where Riots Are Occurring

Stampedes

ROAD RAGE: DEFENSIVE AND EVASIVE DRIVING

Letting Go of Anger on the Road

Defensive Driving: Expect the Worst

Evasive Driving

Basic Techniques for a High-Speed Chase

Advanced Techniques

Y-Turns

J-Turns

Barricade Breaching

Being Rammed

Driver Down

SEARCH AND RESCUE

Step Up and Help!

Gear Up

Going In

Marking Your Results

Extracting Survivors

Levers

Cribbing and Shoring

STALKER AND SURVEILLANCE DETECTION

Stalking Stats

If You Are Being Followed

Change Your Routine

Surveillance Detection Route

Ambush

TORTURE AND BEING HELD HOSTAGE

Torture’s Many Forms

Why Me?

Accepting Your Situation

Stress Management

Time

Thoughts of Escape

Become the Gray Man

Managing the Pain

Give Something vs. Give Nothing

TROUBLE IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Before You Go

Friendly Embassies

Avoid Trouble

In Trouble

On the Run

Part Three: Gear and Improvised Weapons

GEAR

Go Bag Essentials

Go Bag Advanced

FIREARMS

Thoughts on Firearms

What Weapon Is Best?

Basic Firearm Operation and Safety

IMPROVISED WEAPONS

Part Four: Survival Medicine

STEP UP AND HELP!

Casualty Assessment

Get into Action

Initial Assessment

Triage

IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES FOR TREATING THE INJURED

ABC (Airway, Breathing, Circulation)

Rescue Breathing

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Stopping the Bleeding

Dressing the Wound

Tourniquets

Protecting Wounds

Fractures

Dislocations

Transporting the Injured

SHOCK

Causes

Prevention and Treatment

HEAT INJURIES

Dehydration

Heat Cramps

Heat Exhaustion

Heatstroke

COLD INJURIES

Hypothermia

Frostbite

Trench Foot

TRENCH FOOT

CHOKING

How to Help Someone Who’s Choking

If You Are Alone and Choking

If the Victim Is Unconscious

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