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U.S. Army Survival Handbook, Revised

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A new edition, thoroughly revised and updated by military survival expert SFC Matt Larsen.As a soldier, you can be sent anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, you might find yourself alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. This new edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special ...

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Overview

A new edition, thoroughly revised and updated by military survival expert SFC Matt Larsen.As a soldier, you can be sent anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, you might find yourself alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. This new edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots, and has been used by foreign militaries the world over. An essential resource not just for soldiers but also for all outdoorspeople—campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers—this comprehensive volume contains a wealth of detailed illustrations. It covers a breadth of topics, including: The will to surviveSurvival planningSurvival medicineMaking weapons and toolsFinding waterWild plants for foodWildlife for foodMaking sheltersBuilding firesWater crossingsDirection findingSignalingDesert, tropical, arctic, and subarctic survivalSea survivalPoisonous snakes and insects

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599214511
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Series: U.S. Army Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 282,883
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Sergeant First Class Matt Larsen is a longtime trainer in survival and fighting techniques for the Army Rangers. A graduate of the multi-service SERE (Survival, Evasion, Rescue, and Escape) training program and of Jungle Survival Training in the Philippines and Okinawa, he served in the 75th Ranger Regiment for over twelve years, parachuting into Panama during the 1989 U.S. invasion and participating in the Gulf War.

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