The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Army Survival Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

by Dept. of the Army, Edited by Jay McCullough

Here for the first time in one place is everything you will ever need to know in order to survive just about any situation. Drawn from the dozens of the U.S. Army's well-written field manuals on every conceivable subject, this huge compendium compiles the most useful and curious techniques for the would-be survivalist, including: first aid in toxic environments, chemical and biological agents, treating blood loss, jungle and desert survival, concealment and camouflage, edible plants and animals, food procurement, and much more!

Hundreds of photos and illustrations.

954 oversized pages


Part 1 General Survival Skills

1. Introduction
2. Psychology of Survival
3. Survival Planning and Survival Kits

Part 2 Survival Medicine

1. Fundamental Criteria for First Aid
2. Basic Measures for First Aid
3. First Aid for Special Wounds
4. First Aid for Fractures
5. First Aid for Climatic Injuries
6. First Aid for Bites and Stings
7. First Aid in Toxic Environments
Appendix A First Aid Case and Kits, Dressings, and Bandages
Appendix B Rescue and Transportation Procedures
Appendix C Common Problems/Conditions
Appendix D Digital Pressure
Appendix E Decontamination Procedures

Part 3 Shelters

1. Planning Positions
2. Designing Positions
3. Special Operations and Situations
4. Position Design Details

Part 4 Water, Food, Plants, Herbal Remedies, and Dangerous Plants and Animals

1. Water Procurement
2. Food Procurement
3. Dangerous Insects and Arachnids
4. Poisonous Snakes and Lizards
5. Dangerous Fish, Mollusks, and Freshwater Animals
6. Survival Use of Plants
7. Poisonous Plants

Part 5 Firecraft, Tools, Camouflage, Tracking, Movement, and Combat Skills

1. Firecraft
2. Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment
3. Hand-to-Hand Combat
4. Medium-Range Combatives
5. Long-Range Combatives
6. Sentry Removal
7. Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage
8. Tracking
9. Movement
10. Field-Expedient Direction Finding

Part 6 Environment-Specific Survival

1. Tropical Survival
2. Desert Survival
3. Cold Weather Survival
4. Survival in Mountain Terrain
5. Sea Survival
6. Water Crossings
7. Survival in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environments
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