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Other than the usability of the selected tools for the intended purpose, concealability and deployability is paramount.
It must be able to withstand certain levels of physical searches (human) and digital detection (metal, x-ray and other spectrum scanners).
The idea of the static method is to have the kit layered between the user’s body and clothing or between 2 or more separate articles of clothing.
One of the ways you can do it is by using a SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape) Kit.
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Best concealed SERE kit: Survival Metrics Escape & Evade Tactical & Military
Featured here, it’s attached between the underwear and pants using a special kind of hook/loop strip. It’s flat and has a nominal footprint with no printing.
Hidden but strategically located in an easily deployable area of the body for when the hands are restrained – center right rear hip, above buttocks.
The contents of an active SERE kit depends solely on the user’s directive and is entirely interchangeable.
However, each item should adhere to the following characteristics; nonmetallic or titanium, flat or rounded consistency, and corrosion resistance.
Best escape and evasion harness: Hazard 4 Covert Escape RG
A harness can be a great way to carry multiple items you’ll definitely want when needing to escape, but you can’t always carry one across your chest.
Hazard 4 has found a way around this with their Covert Escape RG, which can convert to a:
- chest pack
- waist pack
- shoulder bag
This way, you’ll always be able to take your most important gear with you.
You’ll have to assemble the gear yourself though.
Best escape and evasion saws: Janders
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The Janders rod saws are compact enough to fit in almost any pouch, bag or even just as a standalone escape set.
This makes the diamond grit saws an invaluable component of your escape & evasion gear.
They’re 3” each and are thin and lightweight so no one will detect them on your person.
Best covert escape and evade gear: 5ive Star Gear Escape Stick
If you’re really into covert pieces of gear, this 5ive Star Gear Escape Stick is one to look at.
It’s derived from the C.I.A. letter opener and improved upon significantly, completely undetectable even by scanners, and is completely non-metallic.
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Also read: these are the kits you’ll want when trying your hand at urban survival