This past week I was in a tactical tracking class in Louisiana. This was a class in which we were tactical tracking armed individuals in an effort to find, apprehend, or finish them. I noticed something several times that I have blogged about in the past and that is the need to have your boots and shoes tied in such a way that they do not come untied.
Several times I saw members of our tracking teams stopping to tie their shoes. This was during some down, training moments, but what if things came untied during contact. This directly translates to preparedness as well. What if you and yours are leaving your home because a hurricane is heading your way, a tornado is coming, or other disaster event. This is not the time that you want your shoes to fall off. Your footwear will serve you well if it is on you and functioning. As soon as you lose it you will know it. Your movement strategies will have to immediately change.
Not to mention how many times have you read accounts of stranded vehicles, people leaving to get help, and when their body is found after they got lost, they have no shoes on? This has happened many, many times. So tying your shoes, while it seems simple, it is anything but. So here is a short video on a way to do it so they do not come untied.