U.S. soldiers are trained for battle against any enemy, but war sometimes leaves them in a fight for their lives against the harsh forces of nature as well. The U.S. Army Survival Manual is the one weapon they rely on to get out of the most treacherous situations. Designed to be simple and easy to use in times of extreme stress, this field manual is perfect for Army grunts and weekend outdoorsmen alike.
While the average reader may not find themselves having to evade the enemy in hostile territory, this book provides the survival information every camper, hiker and hunter should have before leaving home. Whether stranded in the arctic, tropics, temperate forest, savannah or desert, this field manual holds the quintessential keys to surviving, escaping and remaining healthy, safe and alert. Drawing on centuries of rigorous training and treacherous field testing, it covers every imaginable scenario from finding drinking water in the desert, stalking game in the arctic, and building a fire in the jungle to recognizing signs of land when lost at sea.