Let's just say someone breaks into your home at 3 am and you're kidnapped and locked in your basement and zip ties bind you. To break free should you ever be illegally restrained, first practice to figure out which hand position is easiest for you to break free with:
- Wrists together, palms down
- Wrists together, backs of hands touch each other
- Wrists together, hands crossed at your wrists
Bend forward, raising your bound hands as high as possible for maximum range of motion, then slam them down (simulating the knife) onto your butt (imagine a melon is there to slice in half), simultaneously chicken-winging your hands.#5. Slipping out. If you've failed or had a lot of difficulty breaking the ties during practice session, then if you're ever in a captive situation and are not yet bound, present the captor with both wrists straight out, palms facing down.
Next, clench your fists and flex the wrists while he ties you, to increase the diameter over which the ties will be looped. No matter how tight the ties are made, you'll create air space by turning palms towards each other, allowing you to slip the ties off. You can also present cross wrists, then flex wrists and clench fists as you're being tied. Then wriggle the top hand through the tie; work on getting your thumb out first. Once thumb clears you're home free.#6 Get a home security system to avoid all this nonsense.