United States Air Force Training Film. TF 6186. 1968. This color film, produced in 1968 by the US Air Force opens in the jungle. The purpose of the film is to demonstrate how to survive when you’re emergency equipment fails and how to use signaling techniques to save yourself. The film opens with a soldier running down the hill through the brush. He is in danger. Survival – Improvised Emergency Signaling. A soldier is starting a fire with brush in the desert 1:10. A man carries his parachute; it is apparent that he has landed in unknown territory 1:37. The soldier finds a high place to set up his camp 1:50. The man is setting a fire with wooden blocks 2:15. The man closes a thatch roof over his fire to create smoke 2:30. Aerial view shows how the smoke rises from the jungle 2:46. A soldier burns different kinds of fires to create different kinds of smoke 3:15. At nighttime, signal fires are set 3:32. The tree torch fire is set 4:10. A green log platform/raised platform base will keep fire from going out in snow 4:25. The ground to air emergency code screen is shown 4:34. The different symbols of the emergency code are shown with measurements 4:48. The different emergency codes are shown from the sky 5:30. A soldier creates the symbols in the snow. He uses colored materials and digs trenches for shadows 6:50. In a desert terrain, colored materials are best to use for signaling and shadows can also be used by digging trenches 7:30. You can also make shadows by building symbols above ground level 8:04. A man adjusts his signal 8:25. A parachute caught in the trees will serve as its own signal from the air 8:52. Soldier spreads out his parachute on flat ground to attract attention 9:10. A parachute is spread across a small stream 9:20. Parachutes can also be made into shelters and at night they can be illuminated from the inside for nighttime signal 9:50. A signal mirror is made from a ration can 10:05. A signal mirror is seen from the sky 10:15. Sounds can also be used as signals gunshots, loud noises, etc. A search party hears some loud sounds and searches for a soldier 10:40. The various symbols are reviewed 11:00. Soldier maintains his signal 11:24. A helicopter rescues a man in the jungle 11:55. The end. Produced by Aerospace Audio – Visual Service. Military Airlift Command. 1365th Photo Sq. TF 6186.