Life plus Gear s Life Essentials provides a 3-day supply of food and water, in case you are caught in an emergency situation.
When you board a ship or aircraft, find out what survival equipment is on board, where it is stowed, and what it contains.
A search for survivors usually takes place around the entire area of and near the crash site.
The best technique for rescuing personnel from the water is to throw them a life preserver attached to a line.
When the rescuer approaches a survivor in trouble from behind, there is little danger the survivor will kick, scratch, or grab him.
If you are in oil-covered water that is free of fire, hold your head high to keep the oil out of your eyes.
Calmly consider all aspects of your situation and determine what you and your companions must do to survive. Assign a duty position to each person: for example, water collector, food collector, lookout, radio operator, signaler, and water bailers. Your best protection against the effects of cold water is to get into the life raft, stay dry, and insulate your body from the cold surface of the bottom of the raft. Grasp the boarding handles and kick your legs to get your body into a prone position on the water's surface; then kick and pull until you are inside the raft. When you have a limited water supply and you can't replace it by chemical or mechanical means, use the water efficiently. To reduce your loss of water through perspiration, soak your clothes in the sea and wring them out before putting them on again. When desalting kits are available in addition to solar stills, use them only for immediate water needs or during long overcast periods when you cannot use solar stills. Note: Some survivors have said that erecting a canopy or using the horizon as a focal point helped overcome seasickness.
If flame, smoke, or other contaminants get in the eyes, flush them immediately with salt water, then with fresh water, if available.
Whether you are in the water or in a boat or raft, you may see many types of sea life around you. If a shark attack is imminent while you are in the water, splash and yell just enough to keep the shark at bay.
On sighting rescue craft approaching for pickup (boat, ship, conventional aircraft, or helicopter), quickly clear any lines (fishing lines, desalting kit lines) or other gear that could cause entanglement during rescue.
This 15 inch survival knife with drop point blade features a thick quality stainless steel blade with serrated top edge.


I’ve just come out of hibernation from writing another survival book (details to come soon).
A Condom is easier to fill when water is falling into it versus just sweeping it through the water. The most obvious way to use a condom to aid in survival fire is to protect DRY fire tinder.
I have to say, I did feel a little pressure to perform when he was watching me carve out the Condom Hand Drill set below. I had never thought of those uses.It still amazes me how many household items that can be used for survival.
The rescuer swims to a point directly behind the survivor and grasps the life preserver's backstrap. When you are immersed in cold water, hypothermia occurs rapidly due to the decreased insulating quality of wet clothing and the result of water displacing the layer of still air that normally surrounds the body. You can use the spray shield as a sail white the ballast buckets serve to increase drag in the water. If your water ration is two liters or more per day, eat any part of your ration or any additional food that you may catch, such as birds, fish, shrimp. In any event, keep desalting kits and emergency water stores for periods when you cannot use solar stills or catch rainwater. Shark meat spoils very rapidly due to the high concentration of urea in the blood, therefore, bleed it immediately and soak it in several changes of water. No survivor at sea should be without fishing equipment but if you are, improvise hooks as shown in Chapter 8.
Aside from tinder, they make great wound dressing, placed in a bottle for water filtration, wrapped around a condom as a makeshift water bottle, insulation… to name just a few. Relax; a person who knows how to relax in ocean water is in very little danger of drowning. By controlling your breathing in and out, your face will always be out of the water and you may even sleep in this position for short periods. However, if your situation is desperate, you may have to signal the enemy for rescue if you are to survive. The rate of heat exchange in water is about 25 times greater than it is in air of the same temperature. Remember, keep your head and neck out of the water and well insulated from the cold water's effects when the temperature is below 19 degrees C. If you are so short of water that you need to do this, then do not drink any of the other body fluids.


The least acceptable technique is to send an attached swimmer without flotation devices to retrieve a survivor. The body's natural buoyancy will keep at least the top of the head above water, but some movement is needed to keep the face above water.
Wearing life preservers increases the predicted survival time as body position in the water increases the chance of survival.
The raft may hit the water upside down, but you can right it by approaching the side to which the bottle is attached and flipping the raft over.
Then grasp an oarlock and boarding handle, kick your legs to get your body prone on the water, and then kick and pull yourself into the raft. These other fluids are rich in protein and fat and will use up more of your reserve water in digestion than they supply.
There are some fish, such as the red snapper and barracuda, that are normally edible but poisonous when taken from the waters of atolls and reefs.
If the glare from the sky and water causes your eyes to become bloodshot and inflamed, bandage them lightly. Other animals such as whales, porpoises, and stingrays may look dangerous, but really pose little threat in the open sea. Survival kit includes a hollow grip with a compass top to store items within the knife itself, as well as additional pouches on the sheath to hold the rest. If they fit in your kit they may be a little more durable than a standard soft sided condom package.
If you cannot float on your back or if the sea is too rough, float facedown in the water as shown in Figure 16-2. Sharks in the tropical and subtropical seas are far more aggressive than those in temperate waters.
For example, a single condom can be pulled over a medium sized dopp kitt if the backpack is not really water proof.
Fix your daily water ration after considering the amount of water you have, the output of solar stills and desalting kit, and the number and physical condition of your party.
When using bait, try to keep it moving in the water to give it the appearance of being alive.
If you are packing condoms in a small survival kit, be sure to include a handful of purification tablets for a complete water purification system.



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