Highlights from The Good Earth Almanac Survival Handbook by Mark Gregory
(New York: Sheed & Ward, 1973)
- Finding water: Watch where birds and animals go.
- Don't put wet rocks in a fire - they can easily explode.
- A good fire can be built without matches, even in the pouring rain. You can produce sparks by striking a rock against steel.
- Caves are often snake dens.
- If the ground is too cold for sleeping, burn a fire for a few hours, then move it and sleep on the heated ground.
- Animal activity tends to stop just before a storm begins.
- Wet clothing causes excessive body heat loss.
- Don't travel in blizzards.
- If you're lost, get to high ground and survey the area.
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