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U.S. Army Survival Manual

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by U.S. Department of Defense, Dept of the U.S. Army
 

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Describes and clearly illustrates a vast array of topics, including...

  • The Will to Survive
  • Survival Planning
  • Survival Medicine
  • Weapons and Tools
  • Water Procurement
  • Wild Plants for Food
  • Wildlife for Food
  • Shelter
  • Firebuilding
  • Water Crossings
  • Direction Finding

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Describes and clearly illustrates a vast array of topics, including...

  • The Will to Survive
  • Survival Planning
  • Survival Medicine
  • Weapons and Tools
  • Water Procurement
  • Wild Plants for Food
  • Wildlife for Food
  • Shelter
  • Firebuilding
  • Water Crossings
  • Direction Finding
  • Signaling
  • Desert Survival
  • Tropical Survival
  • Arctic and Subarctic Survival
  • Sea Survival
  • Poisonous Snakes
  • Knots
  • Climate
  • Weather

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566190220
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
08/15/1992
Edition description:
Reprint of the Army Field Manual
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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U.S. Army Survival Manual 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former United States Military Special Forces Commander I would Recommend this book to a cadet in the military academy or a plain lover of the wilderness
Guest More than 1 year ago
This U.S. Army Survival Manual helped me when I was in the woods, because I was so far away from the entrance point and I ran out of food and supplies, so I looked up the U.S. Army Survival Manual that I bought from B&N store, it had so much info that i didnt know. It had what kind of plants you eat or make tools for survival in the woods. This is a great book, I recommend this to hikers and outdoor peoples.
Guest More than 1 year ago
direct and to the point, easy to understand, and useful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although biased towards military survival issues and combat evasion/escape, this is still a very good general survival reference for most environments, especially forests and mountains. Like most survival books, it's pretty thin on information necessary to desert and jungle survival, and I would definitely recommend additional reading if you think you may be traveling in these areas of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and it gave some very helpful information. I would agree with others that this should not be your only source of information for survival. It is very easy to read and to follow instructions with good illustrations and color pictures of plants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed reading the U.S. Army Survival Manual I would not recommend it as my only survival learning text. For that honor, I prefer Gregory Davenport's book, "Wilderness Survival", which covers the same material but in a far more user friendly format. Mr. Davenport's book goes beyond the ARMY manual by giving the step by step instructions needed to do the survival tasks related to clothing, shelter, fire, water and food procurement, etc. In addition, his navigation and health chapters are far superior.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Special Forces soldier, I read just about every book available on survival. Unfortunately, many of the bestselling books are inadequate, but the average reader probably has no way of knowing where important ommissions have occured, or simply errors. This manual is by far the best choice. Also, there is a book titled 'Danger Close' which actually describes a man going through Special Forces survival training. I highly recommend both books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent and comprensive guide to survival. As I read it, I was reminded of another five-star book entitled 'Danger Close.' In 'Danger Close' the author is actually going through Special Forces training start to finish, and he talks a lot about survival training, making shelter and so on. Both books are very good!
Ace2 More than 1 year ago
While not specifically designed with that in mind, the manual has interesting and practical information for the hiker, hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. The illustrations are numerous and helpful.
DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
Like most Army manuals (if you've read a few like I have), the Survival Manual will never win any awards for stimulating writing. The topic is essential, the information important, the presentation lousy. That's the Army way! Anyway... there is a lot of good information in here to help you survive the coming zombie apocalypse, so I would invest in this book and add it to your survival kit (I did). The edible plant info and diagrams of knots/snares make it worth the very affordable price by themselves. Survive the apocalypse, buy this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book ive ever read in my entire life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is like the NC-17 version of the Boy Scouts Handbook. It teaches you vital survival tips, such as what to do when you soil yourself during a shark attack (throw the feces as far away as possible), and how to kill small animals in hand to hand combat (drop-kicking a beaver, etc). By far the best section is on battling infection. When behind enemy lines, with no antibiotics and a run-away infection, you are advised to allow MAGGOTS to fester on the infected flesh and eat it away, and then wash them out with water or fresh urine. Straight forward advice on how to be tough as nails, and of course, amusing army-commisioned line drawings. This is one of the most hard-core books I have ever read in my life.