The Field Guide to Personal Security

The Field Guide to Personal Security

The Field Guide to Personal Security is focused on ensuring that you can stay safe while operating on the ground in complex and higher-risk environments.

By Grant Rayner

US $9.99

First published 28 August 2020

Updated to Version 3 on 28 November 2022

ISBN: 978-981-14-7625-9

102 pages

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Presenting ‘The Field Guide to Personal Security’ - the essential companion for ensuring your safety and well-being while traveling in today’s uncertain world. This comprehensive guide offers invaluable insights and practical advice on a wide range of security aspects, empowering you to navigate challenging situations with confidence and ease.

From planning and preparation to on-the-ground strategies, this guide covers everything you need to know about personal security. Learn how to assemble a fly-In kit, select protective equipment, and establish reliable communication channels. Familiarise yourself with your surroundings upon arrival, build a local network, and develop contingency and evacuation plans.

‘The Field Guide to Personal Security’ offers expert guidance on securing your accommodation, maintaining situational awareness on the streets, and implementing security protocols while driving. Equip yourself with knowledge on how to stay safe during protests and riots, as well as how to avoid, detect, and evade surveillance.

Corruption can pose a significant challenge during travel. This guide provides practical advice on navigating facilitation payments, dealing with corrupt officials, and managing confrontation in various scenarios. Understand the nuances of physical and armed confrontations, and learn how to respond appropriately to ensure your safety.

Whether you’re a business traveller, adventure seeker, or simply someone looking to enhance your personal security, ‘The Field Guide to Personal Security’ is an indispensable resource that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to face the uncertainties of travel with confidence and composure.


Table of contents


  1. Planning And Preparation
  2. Protective Equipment
  3. Communications
  4. Arrival
  5. Security At Your Accommodation
  6. Security On The Streets
  7. Security While Driving
  8. Protests and Riots
  9. Surveillance
  10. Navigating Corruption
  11. Managing Confrontation 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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