How To Escape Zip Ties | Jason Hanson’s Evasion Methods

2Zip ties are cheap and easy to come by, making them a very popular option when it comes to restraints. And let me tell you from personal experience, these things are no joke.

You might think you could easily break free of these plastic handcuffs, but once you’re in the restraint, you’re pretty much stuck. Unless, that is, you know a couple of secret evasion techniques created by survival expert Jason Hanson.


Read on and learn the step-by-step instructions for getting out of some very sticky situations.

Method 1

The first method is similar to escaping duct tape.



When you are getting ziptied, make sure you keep your elbows together and bend forward.



Next, you need to have the lock in the middle of your hands. This allows you to pop the lock, later. If the lock is not in the middle of your hands, you need to maneuver it, or use your teeth to reposition the lock.



Put your hands over the head, come down past your hips out to the side. The lock will pop right off.



Obviously, not everyone can do this method because everyone has different strengths.

Method 2

This second method is similar to escaping rope by using paracord.



Just like with escaping rope, thread the paracord through your hands. Create a loop at both ends of the rope.



Place the loops around your feet and lay on your back. Go through the bicycle motion. The paracord should pop off almost immediately.



Zip ties should never be able to intimidate you again. Have you used a different method? We would love to hear it in the comments below.



About Natalie Rhea

Natalie Rhea is a writer and video editor for Survival Life. Growing up an Air Force brat, she has always had an appreciation for learning how to be self-sufficient, as well as finding the best defense mechanisms. She strives to be an avid homesteader, reducing her reliance on the outside world.

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