Here we are on episode 5 of the Colony, “The Abduction.”
The episode starts out with one of the colonists, Becka, getting kidnapped and taken away. The kidnappers leave a ransom note asking for medical supplies and gas.
The abduction starts with one of the attackers putting a bag over Becka’s head. She comments later that she knew she had no chance, but this just isn’t the case. Anyone who has been through any of the Target Focus Training DVDs or live events knows that when an attacker is busy with a hood on your head, it gives you an index for attacking them. Even with your head covered and someone behind you, if their hands are busy on your head, you know where their eyes and groin and other targets are.
Once she injured her first attacker, she could have taken her hood off and taken him to non-functional to scare his friends and make sure that he wouldn’t be a threat later.
Granted, this is a reality show, and rupturing a testicle or sticking a finger in someone else’s eye probably isn’t allowed, but in a real survival situation you need to be prepared to take dramatic action like this. To learn how to handle situations like this, I STRONGLY suggest that you check out Tim Larkin’s Target Focus Training at SurviveInPlace.com/targetfocustraining
Becka mentioned that, “No matter how hard I punched him, or how hard I dug my finger nails into him, I knew I wasn’t going to win.” It made me sad for her, and sad for anyone who heard her who believed that B.S. It just isn’t the truth. Her problem wasn’t her strength or his toughness, it was that she wasn’t striking targets that are easy to injure.
If I remember right, it takes 8-12 pounds per square inch to rupture the eye ball. Your thumb and finger tips are smaller than a square inch, so it doesn’t take a REALLY strong person to stop an attack. ANYONE can generate the force necessary to stop an attacker, if they apply it to the correct targets. Even if she didn’t rupture the eyeball, she could easily scratch it and take her attacker out of the fight temporarily and allow her to disable him or get away.
Would it have been a sure thing? Absolutely not. But it would have given her a fighting chance.
The narrator says that this is introduced to test the colonists’ ability to negotiate under stress. This is a very important skill.
They decide to give up 2 of their 3 gallons of gas and a few of all of their medical supplies.
The colonists agree again to stay armed and in pairs. At this point, I seriously doubt that they’re going to learn their lesson.
One of the colonists got a fairly deep cut on his arm. I’m not sure if they cleaned it or treated it, but they did wrap it. One field expedient treatment for an open wound is to pack it with sugar or (better) sugar and iodine. Low sugar concentrations promote bacteria growth, but extremely high sugar concentrations cause the cell walls of bacteria to explode. The sugar should be rinsed away and replaced when it soaks up enough blood/fluid that it changes from being granular to being syrupy.
-The kidnappers used a typical dirty negotiating tactic called a “nibble.” They got what they asked for, but since the kidnappers didn’t have to give up anything, they simply asked for more. They asked for all of the colonists’ canned food.
The colonists didn’t have any plan and don’t have any leverage over the kidnappers and they don’t have any reason to expect the kidnappers to give Becka back.
If you want to know how to handle negotiating in crisis situations, you can read more about it here: http://secretsofurbansurvival.com/272/urban-survival-barter-and-improvised-weapons/. This is high speed information that you really need to have.
-The fact that they pulled off the windmill was really impressive. They now have almost 24/7 power. They still don’t have food, and they’ve made themselves a target, but the windmill is impressive.
What did you see this week? What did they do right? What did they do wrong? Share your thoughts by commenting below.