National Geographic : 1943 Nov
S1Na1onai uteograptlc society "Climb That 20-foot Rope in Nine Seconds Flat!" Cadets must strengthen their arm muscles in case they should have to abandon ship by sliding down a rope or be rescued from the water by climbing a. dangling life line. Rope climbing is easy if you know how! Aouaacnrolnes, u.a..Navy, umelac Fall Overboard, NoLife Belt? Blow upYour Pants! Many a shipwrecked sailorhas been saved bythistrick. Hetakes offhis trousers, knots the legs, theninflates them bysweeping them through theair. When air leaks out after halfanhour, heinflates his"life buoy" again.