The U.S. Military Pocket Survival Guide: Plus Evasion & Recovery

Overview

This classic military manual—included in the survival kits of all branches of the U.S. military—has now been revised and updated by military survival expert SFC Matt Larsen. Presented in an easily navigable format, with illustrations throughout, The U.S. Military Pocket Survival Guide represents an invaluable distillation of the information contained in the survival “bible,” the U.S. Air Force's enormous Search and Rescue Survival Training. It is every combatant’s essential guide to outdoor survival, concealment,...
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Overview

This classic military manual—included in the survival kits of all branches of the U.S. military—has now been revised and updated by military survival expert SFC Matt Larsen. Presented in an easily navigable format, with illustrations throughout, The U.S. Military Pocket Survival Guide represents an invaluable distillation of the information contained in the survival “bible,” the U.S. Air Force's enormous Search and Rescue Survival Training. It is every combatant’s essential guide to outdoor survival, concealment, movement, improvised communications, evasion, and recovery in hostile territory. EvasionNavigationRadio Communications SignalingRecoveryPersonal ProtectionWaterFoodFirst Aid Plant MedicinesNuclear, Biological, Chemical Conditions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599214870
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 399,229
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

This manual was written with the joint participation of the approving Service commands. Matt Larsen: An expert graduate of the military's SERE training (Survival, Escape, Rescue), long-time trainer in survival and fighting techniques for the Army Rangers, and graduate of Jungle Survival Training in the Phillippines and Okinawa. The President of the United States Combative Arts Association, Matt Larsen started as a young Marine infantryman and then switched over to the Army serving in the 75th Ranger Regiment for over twelve years including parachuting in to Torrihos/Tacumen airfield during the invasion of Panama and Ranger operations during the Gulf War. He served as the president of the 1st and later 2nd Ranger Battalion practical shooting clubs, noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of Combatives training for the second Ranger Battalion and as the program grew the entire 75th Ranger Regiment, the Ranger Training Brigade where he authored FM 3-25.150 (Combatives), and finally for the entire Army. Since retiring from the Army in 2005, Mr. Larsen has helped rewrite the Combatives curriculum for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. Currently he is the Director of the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) and the Commandant of the U. S. Army Combatives School (USACS) at Ft. Benning Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Evasion *Planning *Camouflage *Shelters *MovementChapter 2: Navigation *Stay or Move Considerations *Navigation and Position Determination *Travel Considerations *River Travel *Ice and Snow Travel *Mountain Hazards *Summer Hazards *Dry Climates *Tropical Climates *Open SeasChapter 3: Radio Communications and SignalingChapter 4: RecoveryChapter 5: MedicalChapter 6: Personal ProtectionChapter 7: WaterChapter 8: FoodChapter 9: Induced ConditionsAppendix A: The Will to Survive
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