This is not my first time to get fake-kidnapped as I already did hostile environment training last year. It’s still a shock, being reminded that this is one of the perils of the job. What do you really do in this kind of situation? On both scenarios that I’ve been in, I always try to remove the blindfold. I wanted to see, commit things in memory as I distract myself from the cramps. I remind myself that this is just drill and wait for someone to shout the safe word “Obama!”.