Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking - 1955 US Army Training Film

Recently someone posted a link to this 1955 US Army training film about sub-arctic winter travel and living. I found it to be very good, and wanted to share it with you.

A lot of the methods outlined in the film are very similar to modern hot-tent camping. Of course, a lot of the information is provided in a typical “easier than it is actually going to be” manner, characteristic of such training films. It has a lot of good information however, and I think it is worth watching. I would have loved to see more emphases on how to do things in less than ideal situations. For example, how to camp when it is not practical to maintain a fire. I imagine many soldiers found themselves in such situations.

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