Basic survival from a Fort Bragg survival instructor with experience applying this during operations during his 15 year career with the Army. Basic survival viewpoint from a worried Los Angeles mother lacking this instruction and experience. How to trap and fish and build a shelter when isolated with only the clothes on your back and perhaps a knife. How to build a fire without matches, purify drinking water, keep a low profile, deal with broken bones, and build and use a slingshot or bow and arrow. Edible plants, Vitamin C in nature, what parts of wildlife are safe to eat and which should be discarded. How to find or construct shelter. Contrast to this approach from a city dweller, showing the need for basic survival instruction to instill self confidence and direction in those who would otherwise panic and riot and loot.