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Shake his hand as you tell him you are sure that he understands how important this night is to you. Be prepared, however, for the occasional maître d’ who takes your money and does not honor your request. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 CRITICAL KNOT: BOWLINE Used to make a small, nonslipping loop to secure around an object SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 TODAY IN SURVIVAL HISTORY On February 16, 1937, Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers and the DuPont Corporation received a patent for nylon, a durable polymer fiber.
If your captors speak to you, respond in a calm, self-possessed tone of voice. Observe the characteristics and behavior of the hijackers. Give them nicknames in your mind so you can identify them. Be prepared to describe them—attire, facial characteristics, height, and any aspect that might later help authorities. 4 If you are singled out by the captors, be responsive but do not volunteer information. 5 If a rescue attempt is made, remain calm and get on the ground. Rescue attempts often involve gunfire.
3 Follow roads and rivers. Do not cross roads or rivers, but follow them toward populated areas. Avoid steep slopes that may delay your rescue. 4 Make loud noises in groups of three and listen carefully. Three calls is the international signal for distress. 5 Use flashlights and mirrors to signal position. TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 TODAY’S HERO Steven Callahan set sail for the Caribbean from the Canary Islands on this day in 1982. His small sloop sank six days into the journey, however, and as the sloop went down he barely managed to board his inflatable life raft with a scant amount of supplies.