Survival manuals

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  1. Micdrow

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    Couple of survival manuals that Ive found.

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    I remember our RAF survival manuals well. In the event of a shark circling your dinghy, the Sea one advised, 'everyone face outwards in a circle and slap the water to drive it away.' On a sea survival exercise off Singapore we had to do that and that encouraged the beast to hurtle TOWARDS us, diving under our single-skinned dinghy. Our Nav, checking the manual again, said "it's OK chaps its not a shark, its a dolphin!" It remained friendly, but we were afraid the barnacled skin could sink us nevertheless.
    Nowadays we learn that sharks are ATTRACTED by splashing, as though from a fish in trouble!
     
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    Very interesting story iangedwards_104, many thanks for sharing!!!
     
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    Very interesting Mangrove, many thanks!!!
     
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