Being restrained in home invasions and kidnapping scenarios, innocent people are increasingly being zip-tied. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects have used a zip-tie because handcuffs are expensive and hard to come by; these plastic restraints, however, are cheaply available at every hardware store.
Having tried out a few of these methods, and they do work. Therefore with a little bit of practice, it’s actually fairly easy to escape from zip-ties. These restraints were designed with a tensile strength sufficient to keep a person from applying pressure outward and breaking the restraints. A few simple tricks, and incorporate leverage, you can defeat their design.
How to escape if your hands are bound with zip-ties
Be well-prepared by watching the video below, should you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being zip-tied.
As you can see in the video above, all it really takes is a forceful smack in the butt (from your bound fists) fueled by momentum, pushing outward as you complete the range of motion. That is if your hands are tied behind your back. If they’re in front of you, just pull in towards your stomach instead.
With these tips, you should now be able to successfully escape if your hands are restrained.