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How Resilient are you? Could you survive and escape a kidnapping?

Last year 13 year old Jayme Close escaped an 88 day kidnapping. Her kidnapper, Jake Patterson, brutally kidnapped her from her own home after killing her parents in front of her. Jayme was kept under her bed in a rural cabin during the entire ordeal and often went more than 12 hours without going to …

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Act Like You Know, Protecting your Man Card

I would like to point out that my comments are not focused on my friends in military, law enforcement, EMS, and other professions who value continual training, and refresher training. My friends in these professions are truly examples for all of us. What I would like to address is a growing trend I have witnessed …

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The Truth About What A Captive Can Expect

There are currently over 1000 confirmed cases of westerners in captivity somewhere in the world. Westerners are targeted at a higher rate because they are perceived to be individually wealthy. A western hostage will bring a ransom of anywhere from $250,000 to $20,000,000. Even with Kidnap and Ransom Insurance, the individual’s family or company will …

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Your bad driving habits could set you up for failure

Are you a tailgater? Do you follow too closely in traffic, and are always in a hurry to get somewhere? If you are a high profile individual, celebrity, or international traveler, these habits could be your undoing. One of the most high-profile kidnappings in history was that of Aldo Maro a former Italian President, and …

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I did not request the plumbers

One of the most famous kidnapping cases of all time is the kidnapping of Lieutenant General James Dozier from his residence in Vicenza Italy in 1982. Some of you reading this will remember the case, but many readers will not. Some will say that was 1982, how is that relevant now? My answer to you …

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Arrogance and Ambivalence are your enemies

We have looked at hundreds of case studies of people who were targeted by criminals, terrorists, kidnappers, and traffickers while traveling abroad because of their affluence, religious affiliation, their sexual orientation, or their political leanings. It does not matter if you are right or left leaning or if you have an agenda or not. Your …

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