SURVIVAL

SURVIVAL

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by www.survivalebooks.com, D Kvasnicka, US Army, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
     
 

SURVIVAL ACTIONS
The following paragraphs expand on the meaning of each letter of the word survival. Study
and remember what each letter signifies because you may some day have to make it work
for you.

S -Size Up the Situation
If you are in a combat situation, find a place where you can conceal yourself from the
enemy. Remember, security… See more details below

Overview

SURVIVAL ACTIONS
The following paragraphs expand on the meaning of each letter of the word survival. Study
and remember what each letter signifies because you may some day have to make it work
for you.

S -Size Up the Situation
If you are in a combat situation, find a place where you can conceal yourself from the
enemy. Remember, security takes priority. Use your senses of hearing, smell, and sight to
get a feel for the battlefield. What is the enemy doing? Advancing? Holding in place?
Retreating? You will have to consider what is developing on the battlefield when you make
your survival plan.

Size Up Your Surroundings
Determine the pattern of the area. Get a feel for what is going on around you. Every
environment, whether forest, jungle, or desert, has a rhythm or pattern. This rhythm or
pattern includes animal and bird noises and movements and insect sounds. It may also
include enemy traffic and civilian movements.

Size Up Your Physical Condition
The pressure of the battle you were in or the trauma of being in a survival situation may
have caused you to overlook wounds you received. Check your wounds and give yourself
first aid. Take care to prevent further bodily harm. For instance, in any climate, drink plenty
of water to prevent dehydration. If you are in a cold or wet climate, put on additional
clothing to prevent hypothermia.

Size Up Your Equipment
Perhaps in the heat of battle, you lost or damaged some of your equipment. Check to see
what equipment you have and what condition it is in.
Now that you have sized up your situation, surroundings, physical condition, and
equipment, you are ready to make your survival plan. In doing so, keep in mind your basic
physical needs--water, food, and shelter.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION.5
SURVIVAL ACTIONS .5
PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL .8

CHAPTER 2 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL
A LOOK AT STRESS .9
NATURAL REACTIONS .12
PREPARING YOURSELF .14
CHAPTER 3 - SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS .16
IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING .16
SURVIVAL KITS .16

CHAPTER 4 - BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE .19
REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH .19
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES .25
LIFESAVING STEPS .25
BONE AND JOINT INJURY .32
BITES AND STINGS .35
WOUNDS39
ENVIRONMENTAL INJURIES .43
HERBAL MEDICINES .46

CHAPTER 5 - SHELTERS .47
SHELTER SITE SELECTION .47
TYPES OF SHELTERS .48

CHAPTER 6 - WATER PROCUREMENT .66
WATER SOURCES .66
STILL CONSTRUCTION .73
WATER PURIFICATION .76
WATER FILTRATION DEVICES .77

CHAPTER 7 - FIRECRAFT .78
BASIC FIRE PRINCIPLES .78
SITE SELECTION AND PREPARATION78
FIRE MATERIAL SELECTION82
HOW TO BUILD A FIRE .83
HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE .84

CHAPTER 8 - FOOD PROCUREMENT .88
ANIMALS FOR FOOD .88
TRAPS AND SNARES .94
KILLING DEVICES .104
FISHING DEVICES .105
PREPARATION OF FISH AND GAME FOR COOKING AND STORAGE .112
CHAPTER 9 - SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS .118
EDIBILITY OF PLANTS .118
PLANTS FOR MEDICINE .128

CHAPTER 10 - POISONOUS PLANTS
HOW PLANTS POISON .132
ALL ABOUT PLANTS .133
RULES FOR AVOIDING POISONOUS PLANTS .133
CONTACT DERMATITIS .134
INGESTION POISONING .134

CHAPTER 11 - DANGEROUS ANIMALS
INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS .136
LEECHES. 138
BATS .138
POISONOUS SNAKES .139
DANGEROUS LIZARDS .141
DANGERS IN RIVERS .142
DANGERS IN BAYS AND ESTUARIES .142
SALTWATER DANGERS .143

CHAPTER 12 - FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
CLUBS .146
EDGED WEAPONS .148
OTHER EXPEDIENT WEAPONS .151
LASHING AND CORDAGE .153
RUCKSACK CONSTRUCTION .154
CLOTHING AND INSULATION .155
COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS .156

CHAPTER 13 - DESERT SURVIVAL
TERRAIN .158
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS .159
NEED FOR WATER .163
HEAT CASUALTIES .165
PRECAUTIONS .165
DESERT HAZARDS .166

CHAPTER 14 - TROPICAL SURVIVAL
TROPICAL WEATHER .167
JUNGLE TYPES .168
TRAVEL THROUGH JUNGLE AREAS .171
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATIONS .172
WATER PROCUREMENT .172
FOOD .173
POISONOUS PLANTS .175

CHAPTER 15 - COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL
COLD REGIONS AND LOCATIONS .176
WINDCHILL .177
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL .178
HYGIENE .179
MEDICAL ASPECTS .179
COLD INJURIES .180
SHELTERS .183
FIRE .187
WATER .189
FOOD .190
TRAVEL .192
WEATHER SIGNS .193

CHAPTER 16 - SEA SURVIVAL .195
THE OPEN SEA .195
SEASHORES .220

CHAPTER 17 - EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS
RIVERS AND STREAMS .223
RAPIDS .224
RAFTS .226
FLOTATION DEVICES .231
OTHER WATER OBSTACLES .232
VEGETATION OBSTACLES .232

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012856647
Publisher:
www.survivalebooks.com
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
601,032
File size:
5 MB

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