It sums up a lot of good points but I didn’t learn much new stuff. I have read a couple of books written from hostage perspective in various environments. How to deal with your captors really depends on the situation but what usually applies is:

  • Keep yourself busy so you can pass time and dont get caught up in worrying too much.
  • Get to know your captors, build rapport and learn as much as you can to exploit their weaknesses and manipulate them.
  • Be realistic about your options. Expect to be disappointed.

I’m not sure if I’m the type of guy who would get captured. Of course it can always happen but if my family is out of the picture because they are already dead I would most likely simply go down with guns blazing and see how many I can take along.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")