How To Escape A Zip-Tie In A Few Easy Steps

While the hope is that you’ll never need this information, it’s something that’s important to be aware of “just in case.” Everyone should know how to escape from zip-ties if you are ever bound in one for some reason. Thankfully, there are a few techniques that make escaping zip-ties a bit easier.

Whether a kid accidentally tightens a zip-tie around their wrist or something more sinister happens and you become restrained, here is a good way to get free, as advised by Imminent Threat Solutions. Even Navy SEALs are trained to use a similar technique.

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Imminent Threat Solutions' Brian Black

If you’ve ever had to use zip-ties to bind something, such as multiple wires behind your television set, then you know removing those ties requires either a knife or scissors.

So, it begs the question, what happens if the zip-tie happens to be around your wrists and there is nothing sharp close by? Thankfully, there’s a trick to get yourself or someone else free, and an organization called Imminent Threat Solutions (ITS) has made a simple step-by-step “escape solution.”