New PDF release: Aids to Survival

By O'Meagher, Bert

ISBN-10: 0646363034

ISBN-13: 9780646363035

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The stems of the leaf and flower of the giant water lily have the texture of celery and can be eaten raw. Wattle [acacia sp] The ripe seeds are ground and can be eaten raw, cooked as a damper or mixed with water into a drink. EDIBLE INSECT ACTIVITY ON PLANTS Sugar Bread The activity of insects on plants leaves a crusty white substance on gum leaves. These sweet tasting crusty particles can be eaten or dissolved in water as a refreshing drink. Mulga Apples These are the result of an insect that burrows under the bark of Bloodwood and Mulga trees.

Inside the galls are a small amount of fluid and an edible caterpillar. 43 AIDS TO SURVIVAL CHAPTER 3 Direction Finding If stranded it is best to stay with your vehicle or aircraft as searchers will find this easier to locate than a lone person. When you have become isolated from a walking party however and find yourself lost without a compass you will have to know how to navigate without map or compass to proceed on your pre-set escape route to safety. Sun Movement The sun’s position north or south of the equator is called declination.

Note: Tourniquets are generally a big ‘no - no’ and are only to be used if you cannot stop the bleeding in any other way. Tourniquets do cause more damage and the limb may be lost altogether but use common sense, if the limb is severed use a tourniquet first as you cannot do any further damage to a limb that is not there. PAIN There are many causes of pain. They may be uncomfortable, incapacitating or minor injuries. [stings, bites, splinters, blisters] remove the cause and/or treat the injury.

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