On Alien Territory

There is no limit to a human being’s ability
to rationalise winds, tides and waves,
extreme weather. Natural hazards. Darkness.

Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
Bear in mind that you may not have encountered
similar conditions before. Assume nothing.

Everyone is potentially under opposition
control. Steep steps, livestock, machinery,
medication, can be unpredictable.

Never go against your gut: always a risk
of injury from crushing, kicking, butting
or goring. Go with the flow, blend in.

Please note that stalking regularly takes place.
Take all normal precautions. Don’t look back;
you are never completely alone.

Pick the time and place for action.
Should someone get into difficulties,
it would be some time before they were discovered.

Don’t harass the opposition.
Protective clothing should be worn
by anyone at risk of coming into contact.

After being bitten you should remain calm
and don’t panic. Do not attempt to remove
any clothing, such as trousers.
Keep your options open.

Jane Røken, 2014

Remixed works:
The Moscow Rules, Wikipedia
Island of Gometra’s Safety risk note