The Air Ministry Survival Guide
  • The Air Ministry Survival Guide

  • THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do.


    First issued to British airmen in the 1950s the beautifully illustrated Air Ministry Survival Guide provides invaluable practical tips and instruction on how to keep calm and carry on in any hostile environment.

    Whether you're lost in the desert, arctic, jungle, or adrift on the open ocean, you'll be better off armed with sensible advice on how to:

    - Build a structurally sound igloo
    - Pull faces to prevent frostbite (and when to expect bits to fall off should you fail)
    - Fashion a mask to prevent snowblindness
    - Make a hat out of seat cushions
    - Behave in the event of meeting hostile locals
    - Stay safe from poisonous reptiles and insects
    - Use a 'fire thong'
    - Punch man-eating sharks (which are cowards)

John Lewis-Stempel is the author and editor of numerous books. He lives with his family in Herefordshire where he farms rare-breed cattle. John Lewis-Stempel is a writer and farmer. He lives with his wife and two children in Herefordshire, where the last of England runs into Wales. His many previous books include Fatherhood: An Anthology and D-Day: As They Saw It.