In the long history of first aid literature, a vast amount of information, misinformation, and folklore have been written on the subject of how to survive a snakebite and general treatment. Over the years, suggested procedures have ranged from sheer quackery to viable, but controversial, medical practices.
Nature’s own live baits provide texture (feel), scent, and sight that is impossible to duplicate artificially fully. In many hook and line fishing situations, these natural advantages provide the “edge” of success.
The worst happens. Overnight America’s sophisticated, fragile public communication systems are turned into scrap metal, high-tech junk. What happens to you and your survival group? Sure, you’ve provided for as much as you can of your own medical care, and the group is well drilled in protecting itself in the absence of constituted authority—or the presence of unconstituted authority—but what about communications?