Three Essential Tools for Survival In the Field: Lessons From Inside an Afghan Prison




Successive waves of heat and dust rose off the desert floor and slowed our movement to a brisk walk. We had neither eaten nor slept for days and our kit was modest – a few warm undergarments and a blanket apiece. Quiet prevailed during the day and we studied our charts in the scant shadows of sage brush and scrub trees. A narrow escape was made in the early morning when our pursuers swarmed the valley below, shouting over megaphones in Russian and firing vehicle-mounted DShKs into...
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