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    Default FM 21-76 Army Survival Guide

    I'm about 70 pages into this guide and it is great.
    I'm a beginner though. So. my opinion doesn't hold much credibility.

    Have any of you guys read and found this manual useful?
    I'm thinking of buying a physical copy and keeping it in my bag for camping.


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    Depends on your mission. Are you out to practice survival or out for a night or two under the stars.

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    This site is based on the survival guide.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp1.php

    There are a number of great military survival guides out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    This site is based on the survival guide.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/chp1.php

    There are a number of great military survival guides out there.
    LOL! Now I really look dumb, don't I?

    I'll continue reading it then. So far, the part where you're supposed to grow maggots in a severely infected wound (as a last resort) to restart the healing process blew my mind.
    Your will to live has to be absolutely solid to do that.

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    Not dumb at all. Just needed someone to point you in the right direction. As for maggots, depending on the specie, they only eat dead tissue. Medical grade maggots were used for a long time in the hospital settings. I know a lineman that had the bottom of his feet burned in a power line accident and they used maggots on his feet to debride the dead tissue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Not dumb at all. Just needed someone to point you in the right direction. As for maggots, depending on the specie, they only eat dead tissue. Medical grade maggots were used for a long time in the hospital settings. I know a lineman that had the bottom of his feet burned in a power line accident and they used maggots on his feet to debride the dead tissue.
    Look up a documentary about the REAL Bridge on the River Kwai story. It was a good movie, but almost completely fictional. The doctor, a prisoner also, had the men stand in streams so fish would nibble away dead or infected tissue.
    "The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." Capt. James T. Kirk

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    There is a region in Turkey where people go to be treated for psoriasis. They sit in hot springs and let fish nibble away on them. You're probably sorry you asked.

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    also an old boy scout hand book say from the 40's is full of info.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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