As the times that we live in become even more “exciting,” it would behoove those of us with a prudent bone left in our bodies to take steps to safeguard our families and our belongings. Some of those efforts could entail being ready to “bug out,” or otherwise utilizing techniques to evade those who wish to do us harm. Of course, as with anything worth doing, it will be fortuitous for us to study and train in the skills that we will need to tackle any challenge.



Never before have I come across such a user friendly book about driving skills and vehicular improvements. The author begins by recommending cars whose performance and handling is notably good (which is why he shys away from jeeps and towards German cars, although he admits that the techniques he will teach later on can be done in most cars). Next, he goes through a comprehensive yet brief overview of what modifications should be made to the car so as to improve both its performance and security (such as placing a thick bolt through the tailpipe to prevent sabotage).

After covering some pretty basic security behaviors that should be adopted by the driver, he then gives an overview of surveillance considerations. Following this, the book transitions into teaching the highly anticipated driving techniques, such as 90 degree turns, bootlegger (or J) turns, and moonshiner (or 180 degree) turns. A brief primer on ramming is given (hint: always aim for the end of a car, particularly the axis of a wheel pair). Counter attacking a hostile car is no more complicated than slowing down enough to get behind your target and then ramming him off the road. How to deal with going off road, jumping curbs, and shooting your assailants is also covered.

Erikson also provides a suggested training schedule. This entails reading his book and visualizing the maneuvers. Using a rental car, you perform the bootlegger’s turn and the moonshiner’s turn. Your next assignment is to buy some cheap junk cars and practice ramming into them. Then you practicing the cornering techniques with your own car. Finally, Erikson advises you drive as fast as you can on the interstate highways (needless to say, this is counter-economic driving at its finest, which by definition means it totally and throughly violates mala prohibita).

Ronald Eriksen’s Getaway: Driving Techniques for Escape and Evasion is a must read, not only for political dissidents (should you face blatant government oppression), but also for everyone else who cares about the safety and security of yourselves and your families. Survivalists particularly will appreciate the security upgrades presented here that they can use for their Bug-Out Vehicles (BOVs). Militia units can benefit from teaching their members the evasion and ramming techniques illustrated throughout this uniquely wonderful book. In short, this is an essential book for pretty much anyone who owns a car and wishes to become a safer and more effective driver.

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