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How To Make Rope Handcuffs In Less Than 30 Seconds
I live and work in Manhattan, so I don’t consider myself to be much of an outdoor person. As a kid, I grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and went camping every summer, but I have very minimal understanding of how to overcome a situation that is more dangerous than a hurricane. So, here is my attempt to learn some survival skills.
Traditional handcuffs are made from steel, but today I learned that you can restrain someone with much less. In case a situation ever arises wherein you need to bind someone’s hands or feet, paracord or twine will do the job. All you really need to know is how to tie a prusik knot.
Start with paracord, and cut enough to wrap around the average wrist twice.
Tie a double prusik knot around your pointer finger. In case you, like me, have never been a Boy Scout or tied a knot that wasn’t a shoelace, there are about a thousand YouTube videos that will show you this technique.
Now that you have the knot tied, take the two ends and loop them through after removing your finger. These two loops become your cuffs.
After slipping their hands through the loops, you can use the ends to tighten the cuffs.
It seems simple enough, right?
The cuffs aren’t the hard part. It would be much more difficult, at least for me, to subdue someone long enough to be able to restrain them in the first place. But, should I find the time to also take some sort of self-defense class and move away from gentrified Williamsburg, this might be a lucrative skill to have.
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It wasn't until more than two weeks later authorities finally caught up to Michael Brown at his mom's home, which was the scene of the crime.
Brown stuffed himself into a tight spot in his camper during an hours-long search of the vehicle on Nov. 10, according to NBC affiliate WSLS in Virginia. A day earlier, cops said Brown fatally shot his mother's boyfriend, Rodney Brown. The AWOL Marine remained on the lam until Nov. 27, where he was finally apprehended without incident.
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Machinist's Mate Auxiliary Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of San Antonio, an armed watch-stander on the attack submarine USS Columbia, shot three civilian workers Dec. 4 and then turned a gun on himself while the sub rested in dry dock 2 for a major overhaul, the Navy said.
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Since the Washington Post first published the "Afghanistan papers," I have been reminded of a scene from "Apocalypse Now Redux" in which Army Col. Walter Kurtz reads to the soldier assigned to kill him two Time magazine articles showing how the American people had been lied to about Vietnam by both the Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon administrations.
In one of the articles, a British counterinsurgency expert tells Nixon that "things felt much better and smelled much better" during his visit to Vietnam.
"How do they smell to you, soldier?" Kurtz asks.
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