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The ‘Spilled Coffee Shuffle’ Con

Crowded Street in Los Angeles, California /// VinjatekAn overt but nonviolent public passer-by pickpocketing or luggage robbery tactic using spilled drinks as highly effective acts of misdirection.

[ February 22 2019 ]         DATA, SURVIVAL, TRADECRAFT


[R]   Block Traffic Disruption Control

URBEX Underpass in Bangkok, Thailand /// VinjatekAn on-site, physical (analog) hack of modern transport infrastructures to manipulate the traffic patterns to a halt of an entire city block.

[ February 11 2019 ]         DATA, HACKS, RESTRICTED, TRADECRAFT


Projecting Situational Awareness as Passive Self-Defense

Hwaseong Fortress of Korea /// VinjatekA natural or subtly theatrical show of your situational awareness can act as an incidental preventative form of passive self-defense.

[ April 09 2018 ]         DATA, LIFESTYLE, SURVIVAL


[R]   Detecting Terrorist Activity and Behavior in The Field

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey /// VinjatekOrganized terrorist operations require extensive research and planning, which develops into discernible patterns that can be detected before the act.

[ January 13 2018 ]         DATA, GUIDES, RESTRICTED, SURVIVAL, TRADECRAFT


How to Haggle Like a Nomad

Buying and Eating Cobra Snake in Siem Reap, Cambodia /// VinjatekAs a constantly revolving foreigner, the art of haggling is a most useful skill to master for necessity and practicality. A skill also valuable back at home.

[ December 21 2017 ]         DATA, GUIDES, HACKS, LIFESTYLE, MONEY


Why You Should Never Mess With a Stranger

John V Cain AKA Vinjatek AKA VinjabondA most careless action is underestimating another person and using that to needlessly antagonize a potentially dangerous foe.

[ June 06 2016 ]         DATA, GUIDES, SURVIVAL


How to be Street Smart as a Foreigner

6 Types of Criminals You’ll Encounter as a Traveler /// VinjatekIt’s arguable that being street smart is better than book smart on a general level, but as a foreigner traveling abroad, the former is.

[ October 08 2014 ]         DATA, GUIDES, SURVIVAL, TRADECRAFT








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