U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook: The Portable and Essential Guide to Staying Alive

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Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook was written to help a pilot who finds him or herself in a hostile environment. This new edition will allow you to carry all the same information ...

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Overview

Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the U.S. Air Force Pocket Survival Handbook was written to help a pilot who finds him or herself in a hostile environment. This new edition will allow you to carry all the same information condensed in your back pocket. For the general reader, it offers a complete and comprehensive manual of outdoor survival techniques.

It includes expert advice on:

  • First aid for illness and injury
  • Finding your way without a map
  • Building a fire
  • Finding food and water
  • Using ropes and tying knots
  • Mountain survival
  • Concealment techniques
  • Signaling for help
  • Survival at sea
  • Building shelters
  • Animal tracking
  • Predicting the weather
  • And much more

By outlining specific survival threats found at sea, in the desert, in mountain terrain, and in arctic conditions, and offering techniques on surviving them, this book is invaluable to both the casual outdoorsman and the extreme sports enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for insight into the training tactics of the U.S. Air Force.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620871041
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 340,704
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

The United States Air Force

is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and also authors the U.S.
Air Force Survival Handbook.

Jay McCullough is a writer and editor specializing in the subjects of history and military history. He is the editor of The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques; The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Combat Skills, Tactics, and Techniques; and The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques. He lives in North Haven, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Elements of Surviving

Chapter 1 Mission 1

Chapter 2 Conditions Affecting Survival 3

Chapter 3 The Survivor's Needs 10

Part 2 Psychological Aspects of Survival

Chapter 4 Contributing Factors 18

Chapter 5 Emotional Reactions 32

Chapter 6 The Will to Survive 42

Part 3 Basic Survival Medicine

Chapter 7 Survival Medicine 46

Chapter 8 PW Medicine 62

Part 4 Personal Protection

Chapter 9 Proper Body Temperature 78

Chapter 10 Clothing 82

Chapter 11 Shelter 99

Chapter 12 Firecraft 125

Chapter 13 Equipment 142

Part 5 Sustenance

Chapter 14 Food 184

Chapter 15 Water 258

Part 6 Evasion & Camouflage

Chapter 16 Factors of Successful Evasion 280

Chapter 17 Camouflage 286

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