Sometimes you might get tied up for one reason or the other. In the misfortunate event of getting your home invaded by thieves or other criminals, you might end up being tied standing on to a chair. In such a situation you might think that all hope is lost and there is no way out of it, however, there are actually a few good ways that you can learn so that in the worst case scenario that you end up getting caught, you still have a way out. There are a few steps when you are getting tied up that are very important if you want to escape.
First of all, always try to avoid getting tied up too tight, if you are getting tied with a rope that is. For instance, if you are getting tied up at your wrists, try to hold them slightly apart, but be careful not to move them away from one another too much because your captor might notice this. From here on out it depends how exactly you have been tied up. If your wrists are tied with a figure eight style, try to make one of the sides very tight so that the other one gets loosened up and try to slip your hands out from there.
Second, even if you have been tied up to other parts of the body as well, it’s always important to first free your hands because there is no other way of removing the ropes from your other parts. One of the best ways that you can remove a rope is if you cut it. Try looking around for a sharp object such as a knife, scissor blade, etc. You could also try something like a key that is in your pocket to get untied, however, you have to be careful not to be caught in the act. If you have a gag on, try to wriggle your hands free out of it. Once that you have managed to free your hands, undo the knots. One last thing to remember is, while you are doing all of these; try not to graze your hands.
Third, if there is a rope around your chest, try to take a deep breath as much as you can so that your lungs expand to their full capacity. Doing this, you might be able to make a loose spot that is big enough for you to slip out. However, if your arms have also been pinned to your chest, stomach, or torso; try bending one of your arms as if you are showing off your muscles while it’s stuck to your body. You can also try to lift up the bonds that hold you. If it happens that your feet are free, remove the shoes you are wearing, grab the rope with them, and pull it down simultaneously with both.
Fourth, when you have been tied on your legs, it’s important that you first take off your shoes if you want to be able to escape from the ropes. Just wearing a pair of socks makes the whole escape even easier. First you could try to bend over and untie the knot with your teeth, at least if you can. You can also try doing the same thing that you did with your hands. Once that you manage to take the ropes off of your feet, pull the bonds down until they are completely gone off your feet.
Fifth, although these methods work best with a rope, they can also be implemented when tied up with a duct tape. One last thing that can help you escape from duct tape is to try and chew it off with your teeth, and if you are unable at least try to peel it off with your mouth. It might work better than anticipated.
Sixth and the last tip is to always tense all of your muscles while getting tied because this way when you relax the ropes will be slightly loosened. This is a technique that escape artists use and you can be sure that it helps a lot.
These 6 methods for escape from being tied up can be very helpful in certain situations. In the misfortunate event of getting tied up, try to remember them as much as you can.