Asa kid, I followed the historical exploits of Dan'l B and Davy C and all those guys. Later I found the annual publication[/u]Accidents in North American Mountaineering[u][/u], and [u]The Survival Book[u][/u] by Nesbitt, Pond, and Allen to be quite informative. The latter, written in 1959, still contains useful information, although parts are charmingly obsolete (back pressure, arm lift resuscitation, anyone?)
Geezer in Chief