How to Plan an Escape

No matter where you are being held captive, the strategy to escape is the same. Discover the 3 steps in this article.

The thought of being held captive is terrifying, and in these situations, all you want to do is escape.

You can protect yourself and avoid being captured by using your awareness and anti-abduction skills, but what happens if that is not enough?

Read on to find out how to escape in the event you are captured.

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Gather Intel

Gathering intelligence and using social engineering gives you a head start in developing an escape plan. 

Observe your surroundings and get much information as you can. Remember that even the smallest things can provide useful information to help your plan work better. 

Keep track of everything and continue collecting information.

Make the Plan

You can start creating a plan once you've gathered all the necessary data.

List the tools you might need and the steps you should take based on the information you have collected.

As a result, you'll have a clearer picture of what will happen and be able to consider more what you might include and exclude.

Gather Resources

What should you do next to execute the plan?

Get any tools you can find in the area which will aid you in your escape.

Improvisation is also a useful skill for making things work. You need to be flexible when unforeseen circumstances arise. 


This was just a basic rundown of how to plan an escape. In reality, there is a lot to learn from each of the steps. 

You can learn everything needed with 'Evading and Escaping Capture'.

Safe Training! 

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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