When one finds oneself in peril deep, there is nothing quite so reassuring as the matter-of-fact, patrician tone of an army manual. Where else can you get the answer to the question of intestines – to tuck back in, or not? answered calmly, clearly. No. Do not tuck them back in. Bandage them where they are, against the body.
When the plague hits, when the sky rains ruin, when you are inside out, here you will find the most important survival skill of all: chin up.