WATCH: 1955 US Navy guide to living off the land


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I had the 1950s Air Force survival manual as a kid and it was endlessly fascinating, especially the trapping and snaring that the Boy Scout Manual did not have.


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Those same authors also wrote “A Pilots Survival Manual” which maY also be worth checking out.


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Practically, (and in my day) there were two volumes to the “manual”-- the Handbook, which everybody had, and the Fieldbook, which covered wilderness living in a lot more detail.


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Alonzo Pond was a famous early 20th century archaeologist at Beloit College


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