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More like "3 very unpractical Ways to Escape Zip Ties". Anyway, I always tie people's hands using heavy duty 0.5'' width zip ties, with palms flat and locking mechanism facing down.Sincerely yours,Evil Overlord.http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html
Is there an illustrated guide to deal with being pepper sprayed and beaten with a baton after breaking out of a zip-tie?
I blogged an illustrated guide to dealing with being pepper sprayed back in 2011 -http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2011/11/maalox-as-defense-against-tear-gas.html
Actually, number 3 is a very practical way to open and re-use zip ties in general. I usually use a small flat head screwdriver, and unlocking is easier if you insert it from the back of the mechanism (i.e. from the inside of the loop).