A great piece for sure, training is absolutely essential.
Successful personnel recovery (PR), or to use the older, more familiar term, escape-and-evasion (E&E), requires effective training, as well as extensive planning and preparation. While we’ve previously discussed, in some depth on this blog, the planning and preparation requirements for PR, what we’ve not spent much time on are the fundamental, specific tasks requirements of the evader himself, in order to provide the greatest possibility of successful evasion of hostile pursuit and search. Whether you foresee yourself functioning as part of an active insurgency against an oppressive regime, or are simply planning on “bugging out” when TSHTF, the same skills are absolute requirements for success and survival.
To begin with, it is crucial to preface this discussion with the recognition that this will focus predominantly on the rural/wilderness evader, rather than on urban-based evasion. There is a simple reason for this: while urban evasion is obviously crucial, in the long-term…
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