I know many people here have posted in the past about various sources of survival information - like various military texts, etc.
What I've started doing, though, is preparing my own survival manual. I've always been someone that learns extremely well by writing things down, so
that's part of why I'm handwriting my manual, but the other part is simply space. In a survival situation, the most important factor, beyond
absolutely anything else is information. If you no longer have access to the internet, what you have in hardcopy, or in your brain is it.
I have a square ruled notebook I bought for a few bucks, with a plastic cover (ie, it'll be a little more durable than a simple school notebook).
Square rule makes it easier to draw diagrams fast, or make lists of figures, etc.
I've already started putting a few things in there, like first aid practices, survival shelters, morse code, water gathering techniques, but I also
intend to research things like natural remedies, plant identification, etc.
It's worth thinking about doing this for yourself. We have a vast resource of free knowledge here on the web. Sure, you could print it all out, but
that would take a huge amount of space. The purpose of this is to have something small enough for your bob, something that will serve as a reference
manual for all sorts of survival based situations. And in the event that you can't take your manual wherever you end up, you are likely to retain at
least some of the information you put in it, more likely than if you had simply read that information.
What else would you consider putting in there? Links for great information to include would be appreciated.
This is a great start - www.oism.org...
[edit on 30-7-2009 by Inannamute]