National Geographic : 1948 Jan
We Survive on a Pacific Atoll Micronesian "Know-how" Proves Handy in Weaving a Palm-frond Sleeping Mat The authors found Goniske. their Marshallese companion, a walking compendium of tips on primitive survival. Here he deftly fashions split coconut fronds into bedding, to be placed over a layer of leaves. Coconut Crab, Broiled in a Coral Oven, Made Castaways Feel Like Gourmets These big crustaceans were captured at night, when they emerged from rock crevices to feed on freshly opened coconuts placed as bait. One large specimen made a meal for five. Their meat tastes like lobster.