Culture Magazine

Jungle Tips – Fishing – USMC (1943)

By Sfalcont

Below is an excerpt from the Guide to Administration – U.S. Marine Corps (1943) about fishing from the section “Jungle Tips,” for All.

Guide to Administration - US Marine Corps 1943

Whatever animals there are, when they come down to drink, are attracted by the light and it is easy to kill them, seeing the reflection in their eyes. Fish are also attracted to the light, if pointed directly into the water, and can be scooped out with the hand or killed with the hatchet. This is usually a surer method than trying to fish with fish hooks. An even better method is to carry a few sticks of dynamite, made in the form of cylinders, about 3/4 inches in diameter and 3 inches long. One of these, thrown into a pool at the base of a waterfall or a rapid, will kill enough fish to fill a canoe.”

-p. 595

Personally I don’t carry a lot of dynamite on me, but now I understand where some of grandpa’s stories came from!


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Outro’s Tips for 2011: Alessi’s Ark

    Outro’s Tips 2011: Alessi’s

    Alessi’s ArkI found Alessi a couple of years ago through her blog where I found some great new bands and only actually found out she was a musician a while afte... Read more

    By  Outroversion
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Outro’s Tips for 2011: Dog is Dead

    Outro’s Tips 2011: Dead

    Dog is deadThese guys from Nottingham are to 2011 what the Rumble Strips were to 2005. A summer of brilliant, euphoric shows with overwhelming word of mouth... Read more

    By  Outroversion
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Outro’s Tips for 2011: Spring Offensive

    Outro’s Tips 2011: Spring Offensive

    Spring OffensiveThe buzz around Spring Offensive in Oxford is palpable and deservedly so. Their music is in keeping with Foals’ success but don’t let that put... Read more

    By  Outroversion
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Tips for Skiing Steep and Narrow

    Tips Skiing Steep Narrow

    Should we always edge our skis, or should we also learn to use less edge for different situations? Your ability to ski steep and narrow terrain in control very... Read more

    By  Surfcat
    OTHER SPORTS, OUTDOORS, SNOW, SPORTS
  • Four Top Tips for Better Short Turns

    This months top ski tips for better short turns. Keep your upper body facing down the fall-line. If your upper body is held still and your legs are turned in th... Read more

    By  Surfcat
    OTHER SPORTS, OUTDOORS, SNOW, SPORTS
  • Top Honeymoon Travel Tips

    Right now is a big time for couples to be planning their weddings and honeymoons. A lot of people get engaged over Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s, so we’v... Read more

    By  Honeymoonblogger
    DESTINATIONS, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, VACATION, WEDDING
  • Tips For Planning An Outdoor Wedding

    An outdoor wedding can be a lot of fun and a unique experience for you and your guests. However, it can also be a disaster if not planned properly. Read more

    By  Weddingblog2011
    LIFESTYLE, WEDDING

Magazines