How To Escape Duct Tape Bindings

Duct tape, the cheap and flexible material used for everything from repair and construction to home décor, is a staple in many homes. However, duct tape isn’t just innocent and helpful.

It can also be used in dangerous and criminal activities. Duct tape is commonly used to subdue and restrain victims during kidnappings, hostage situations, and other violent crimes.

Pay close attention to the following video. Former Navy Seal Clint Emerson shows several tips on how to escape when bound by duct tape.

The good news is that there are a few ways to escape from duct tape bindings. The first is to conceal a tool that can cut the tape before being restrained. As demonstrated by Clint, a razor blade can easily fit into a shoe’s sole or a hidden pocket of clothing. These can often remain undetected unless the captors are extremely thorough in their search.

Another way to escape from duct tape is to create friction. By rubbing the tape on a corner, jagged object, or other sharp surface, it will eventually tear through the tape. The third way to break free is to use the body as a wedge. For bound arms, extend them in front of the chest, then quickly slam them inward. For bound feet, stand up, then squat down. This will put enough pressure on the bindings that it will eventually tear.

Finally, look for something nearby that can be used to puncture the duct tape. A loose nail, a scrap of wood, or even a thumbtack can punch holes in the tape, making it weak enough to break.

While in a situation like this, it’s essential to remain calm. A clear head will help you find solutions that a panicked mind may overlook. With the knowledge of these duct tape escape methods, it’s possible to remain safe and free from these potentially deadly situations.

Check out our guide here to learn how to escape being bound by zip ties.

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