In a survival situation you need to know where you are and how to communicate your position to potential rescuers.
The traumatic attack on the West Gate Mall; situated in Nairobi, Kenya; has the characteristics of many Al-Qaeda linked operations. Whilst responsibility for the terrorist attack has been claimed by Al-Shabaab the modus operandi fits the 3 objectives outlined by Ayman Al-Zawahiri. In a message Al-Zawahiri stated that a terrorist attack needs to be against a western target where hostages are taken and Muslim casualties are reduced to a minimum.
In the attack and subsequent hostage taking several Al-Shabaab terrorists not only killed westerners […]
Medical epidemics, riots and escape and evasion are just a few of the topics a good Emergency Response Plan should cover, particularly when it comes to individuals travelling or staying in Africa.
Riots are unpredictable and chaotic, often occurring suddenly and without warning.
On December 2007 riots erupted all over Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki narrowly defeated his rival Raili Odinga, in one of the most fiercely fought elections in Kenyan history.
Conflict has existed between the two majority Kenyan ethnic groups inhabiting the region, namely the Luo and the Kikuyu. Mwai Kibaki is Kikuyu and Raili Odinga a Luo, meaning the election took on a tribal dimension. […]
Although the phrase “Duty of Care” is understood by many in the corporate world, it is a phrase that lacks an explicit definition.
The duty of care responsibility held by companies is meant to provide protection for the company as well as its employees. In this way, a relationship exists between the claimant in a matter and the defendant.
For a duty of care responsibility to be determined, it needs to pass a three part test: […]
When the dive master of African Dive Adventures was swept offshore into the Atlantic Ocean off Shelly beach, Jean-Pierre Els first thought of God. After drifting over 30kms from where he originally went missing, it is clear the Els decided to take his own survival more personally and use the techniques that we teach during our H.E.A.T courses.
Over the past few months several instances of divers going missing have occurred in South Africa. Whether the cause is rough seas, high swells or powerful winds the net result is that divers drift for many kilometers.
What do you do if you find yourself in the water without a boat or a raft? […]
Imagine going to sea with two heavy drinkers, a bikini-clad female and a teetotal sailor. You are an experienced sailor yourself, who has competed in several professional races. You, and the rest of the crew, sail into a hurricane and your vessel capsizes.
Owing to the hurricane winds, your survival raft is blown away and as the rest of the ship and cargo sank, you find that the only flotsam afloat is a small Zodiac inflatable.
You and the rest of the crew climb aboard in heavy seas and manage to ride out the storm a few hours later. With the calm comes the sharks, and ultimately madness. […]
Learn from the tragedies of the past how to be rescued in any Location.
Understand how to be rescued in any Hostile Environment, following our signalling survival techniques
A review of two tragedies, one recent and one several decades ago, demonstrate that operating in hostile environments pose a variety of threats that can be mitigated by training and learning certain skill set. Although the two tragedies occurred in different hostile environments […]