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wife in foreign country, needs to carry something

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    Ok... I have very limited travel experience in hostile and or underdeveloped countries, but not exactly a virgin either.

    My take on this would be not to risk being caught with unauthorized weapons during commercial air travel and dealing with customs. However I would try to acquire some sort of edged and or impact weapon upon arrival to my final destination. I also feel you have to show some amount of care from whom or where you acquire your weapons from as the key point is to stay off of peoples radar screen.

    The second thing I would do is as much research and planning as possible regarding safe travel in third world or dangerous places. You can't guard against what you don't know you need to guard against, so learning the in's and out's of whatever country you are traveling in will go a long way. Traveling in the Philipines or Western Africa is not the same thing as traveling in the seedy parts of Memphis or New Orleans or places stateside. This should be an ongoing process even after you arrive "In Country" and last for the duration of your wifes trip.

    Also be careful of who you trust, and I wouldn't necessarily be convinced those in your travel group are capable of making the best decisions at all times regarding your personal security. However, those who have been there before, would by default have a better handle on it than a 1st time traveler.

    I would recommend taking the book (or having it sent to her after she arrives if possible) Adventure Travel in the Third World and can be purchased here: http://www.paladin-press.com/detail.aspx?ID=73

    I would think it would have lot's of critical "do's and don'ts" for those who travel off the beaten path and may help her learn some of the nuances of safe travel in underdeveloped countries. Plus it will give her something to read during any down time.

    Good luck and I wish her well and to have a safe return.
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    thanks for the reply Bark'n
    she got back safely on Aug 4th, no problems
    I'll have to take a look at that book, sounds interesting
    she acquired a blade after she got there and ditched it before she left, she carried it in her fanny pack with other medical supplies, they were all together in their large group to/from the medical clinic and were back at their hotel before dark so that all helped,
    (sarcasm on) and besides....she said there was a soldier at each street corner with a rifle...Kenya has signed on with the UN recommendations to completely ban civilian gun ownership so they're all safe (sarcasm off)
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    Zebra, Glad she is home again safe and sound. Sorry I didn't pay close attention to the dates the thread was started.

    I have a good friend and co-worker who is a paramedic and does relief work for a charitable organization called "paramedics for children" that does third world relief work. Most of it is done in Honduras and she has been there about 7 or 8 times in the last 5 years although they have been to Guatamala and a couple other places.

    The most dangerous place she travelled was to Indonesia at the request of the Indonesian Government after the Tsunami. The government there specifically asked "Paramedics for Children" to go there. It was interesting to say the least.

    First the Government there requested them, then they wouldn't allow them entrance into the country. (That itself is a little "telling" about the stability of the government there!) Finally after a week they were granted permission to enter.

    While they were there, they worked basically in the jungle, and there were armed Gurilla's all over the area. At one point they were abandoned on a jungle trail for 2 days by their government military escort.

    Of all the third world relief work she has done, she said she would never go back there again or do another Tsunami relief again.

    Although she did have some good stories and great pics! That country really was devastated by the Tsunami and lost entire villiages that were wiped from the face of the earth.

    Glad your wife made it home. I'm sure she had some good experiences while there.

    Check out that book if she is planning on doing any more relief/missionary work in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    I got one of these for my daughter while she was a senior in high school and she subsequently took it off to college with her. I think when she got married her dog chewed it to pieces but by then she had a 357 magnum anyway.

    I know a lot of folks here HATE this company (BoTach) but I've been blessed to not have any problems and this is a good site to see what I'm talking about. I'm certain you can get the instrument elsewhere.

    http://store.botachtactical.com/kelwordtlimk1.html

    In facy, I think the thing was invented by martialist Kelly Worden so do a search on him, maybe.
    Ex,

    I too seem to have not had any problems with Botach! I have shopped with them for years and get my lithium CR123 batteries from them exclusively. Their prices on lithium batteries can't be beat and usually will have them on sale a couple times a year! I always price compare with them before getting things elsewhere.

    I also got my wife one of those hairbrush knives at a gun show about 15 years ago. I was fairly impressed by it, and like your daughters, she carried it until the dog got a hold of it one day.
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    she might not be able to leaglly own a weapon there... being a woman and all.
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