Get Your Drone Survival Guide

12.19.13 Andy Cush

For the surveillance-and-death-from-above-averse on your list, consider the Drone Survival Guide, an illustrated companion for anyone looking to identify and escape from the unmanned aerial vehicles flying overhead. There are free PDFs and text documents available in various languages, or, if you’re feeling truly generous, a $15 version printed on reflective Chromolux ALU-E paper (so you can use it to sheild yourself from drones’ prying cameras).

From the guide’s website:

This document contains the silhouettes of the most common drone species used today and in the near future. Each indicating nationality and whether they are used for surveillance only or for deadly force. All drones are drawn in scale for size indication. From the smallest consumer drones measuring less than 1 meter, up to the Global Hawk measuring 39,9 meter in length.

The guide contains tactics for hiding from drones and interfering with the drones’ sensors, collected from various online sources. Health Ranger’s intelligence analysis of military drones: payloads, countermeasures and more’, by Mike Adams and ‘The Al-Qaida Papers – Drones’, Associated Press, Feb 2013. To keep this document widely available it can be downloaded in .pdf or .doc format. Send a new translation to us and receive a free printed Drone Survival Guide. All translations will be shared here. The Drone Survival Guide is collected and translated as a form of civil initiative, not for profit and without government or commercial funding and/or support.