The comprehensive manual covers many subjects including:
Psychology of Survival
After trauma or an accident, our minds are more exposed to stress. Following a shock, such as a plane crash or a shipping incident, you would be disoriented and more exposed to panic. In these situations you should be able to keep as calm as possible and assess the emergency situations.
Building Survival Kits
No survival kit can provide for every contingency in every Hostile Environment, yet some items are generic to all situations. After addressing your priorities of shelter, warmth, food and water, you will always have the necessary tools at hand.
Immediate Action Drills
Many emerging markets are Hostile Environments, unfortunately, the probability of a man-made disaster has drastically increased following the growing demands for independence, religion and natural resources. As a result, the most common terrorist threats are a radiation threat, such as dirty bombs or nuclear blasts, and biological and chemical attacks. Learn how to protect yourself and decontaminate your loved ones.
Practical Survival Skills
To ensure that you are able to survive in unfamiliar and Hostile Environments and to assist you with adopting the requisite preparatory attitude, we discuss a tried and tested acronym: PLAN-M. This acronym helps you prioritize by: Protection, the need for a shelter and clothes; Location; Acquisition, of water and food; Navigation, using a compass and soft skills; and emergency Medicine.
When working in a hostile environment, you should be aware of suspicious people or potential dangers and know how to defend yourself. The manual describes the meaning of situational awareness and discusses various gross motor defensive moves.
When living and working in a Hostile Environment, it is highly likely that you may become ill or get injured. In such situations, first aid will not help, but rather hinder. You need to know how to treat a blast wound from a grenade or mine and know how to stabilize a victim with multiple amputations.
Escape and Evade
Kidnappings in hostile regions have become more prevalent and are often motivated by money, political demands or competitive malpractice. Whatever the reasons behind your kidnapping, you must be confident enough to try to escape. You have to know what to expect in captivity and how to escape from it, exploiting clever survival tactics and techniques.
African Cultural Sensitivity
Modern Africans are arguably the most diverse people in the world with over 3,000 unique ethnic groupings and over 1 thousand recognized languages. Therefore, you need to be aware of the cultural sensitivities on this continent to ensure the likelihood of your survival.