The Field Guide to Deployment Planning

The Field Guide to Deployment Planning

The essential guide to planning engagements in complex or higher-risk locations and getting there safely.

By Grant Rayner

US $6.99

First published 16 July 2020

Updated to Version 3 on 28 November 2022

ISBN: 978-981-14-6842-1

79 pages

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Grant's Field Guides are essential for all travelers to higher-risk environments, regardless of experience. These guides equip you to handle the uncertainties that arise during travel, and I have personally integrated many of Grant's suggestions into my own approach for safer and more informed travel. Living in the US, I have - on more than one occasion - found many of the Field Guide suggestions helpful when traveling domestically.


Introducing ‘The Field Guide to Deployment Planning’ - your comprehensive resource for preparing to travel to higher-risk destinations. This practical guide covers all aspects of travel preparation, meticulously outlining the steps you need to take to ensure a smooth and worry-free journey.

From preliminary planning to contingency measures, the guide takes you through every stage of your trip. Learn the ins and outs of passport and visa management, vaccinations, embassy registration, and travel insurance. Master the art of travel arrangements, including flights, airport pickups, accommodation, and transportation. Stay connected with tips on mobile phones, satellite phones, handheld radios, and backup communication plans.

‘The Field Guide to Deployment Planning’ also covers essential IT equipment, power management, medical considerations, and clothing and equipment selection. Discover the importance of maintaining a consistent personal profile and utilising local support, such as guides, fixers, interpreters, and drivers. Prepare both physically and psychologically for your journey and learn how to develop contingency plans for emergencies.

Lastly, the guide provides a comprehensive pre-travel checklist to ensure you haven’t missed any crucial details. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first international adventure, ‘The Field Guide to Deployment Planning’ is the ultimate companion to help you navigate the complexities of travel security with ease and confidence.

Three new chapters have been added in Version 3.


Table of contents

  1. Preliminary Planning
  2. Travel Arrangements
  3. Communications
  4. IT Equipment
  5. Power
  6. Packing
  7. Money
  8. Personal Profile
  9. Local Support (new)
  10. Physical & Psychological Preparation (new)
  11. Contingency Planning (new)

End Notes

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The Field Guide Series Bundle

The Field Guide Series Bundle

$39.99 (total if sold separately $46.96)

This bundle includes all four volumes of the Field Guide series, including The Field Guide to Deployment Planning, The Field Guide to Personal Security, The Field Guide to Accommodation Security, and The Field Guide to Transport Security.

All Field Guides in this bundle are in PDF format.

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