You mean in the Instructors Manuals, since I remember never getting any Manuals unlike the US. We got Photocopies and took notes.
Not counting running around in the woods, yelling Pow Pow your dead, some kind of shortage of Blanks, ect. Lol. That`s one reason I left, not counting the CF. Bull. Can you imagine on a live fire exercise with 2nd Commando I was given one Mag of 20 rounds. What a Efen Joke. I also remember from a few incidents those OG`s were very Flammable, the Material melts to liquid, once hardened quickly sticks to your skin and burns like hell.
I even remembered last night sometimes rations ect., Ranout... we missed the rendezvous point to resupply, or The Mcpl ect got Lost or we missed the Field Canteen Oooooo the Drama. The Plugs would biatch about being hungry ect., and the MCPL or Sergeant, Officers would say if your hungry you can always eat your buttons.
No need for challenge, However do you have the old CF. Recruit Instructors Manuals for Survival courses for those times. I remember when I did my MCPL Course and we still needed to use Photocopies from the manuals when giving courses. I have the CAR Regimental Standing Orders and on section for Combat clothing no mention of Buttons being edible, However the manufacture address a tel is provided lol
I had from 80 to 2005 USMC Survival Manuals and no mention of eating Buttons, I can Assure you.
Eat Buttons out of Petroleum based plastic, I think not.
like You stated, it started like an Urbain Myth. Those CF. Pte`s or Officers. became instructors ect., and passed down the info thinking it was Fact, Myself Included.
That Site I provided with the link is pretty accurate, Like I stated Guess those buttons were Not edible and like so many others
I wasn't provided the proper information, and won`t make that mistake again.