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The U.S. Army Survival Manual: Department of the Army Field Manual 21-76

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From trekking across the desert and bushwhacking through the jungle to conserving body heat in the Arctic and rappelling down a mountain cliff, The U.S. Army Survival Manual presents the field-tested techniques that have proven effective in times of imminent danger and extreme distress.

Perfect for Army grunts and weekend outdoorsmen alike, this book teaches the survival sk
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Ulysses Press
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Reed
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as boring as one may think. The content is excellent, in a format that makes it easy to find the information you need, when you need it. The cover is a bit plain, but then again, it wasn't made for the looks. There is comprehensive information on everything from what plants you can eat to how deep underground you have to be to survive nuclear fallout to how to evade enemies in a rice field. Overall more information than you would ever need (hopefully), and that's a good thing. Four stars!
Clare
Dec 20, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW. (This was a serious purchase, I did not inherit this from someone or win it in a raffle or something. I bought it. Because YOU NEVER KNOW.)

THERE COULD BE ZOMBIES.
Rodr
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good to keep around for random situations on a trail or in the wild.
Weathervane
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Among the more notable things I learned are the facts that you can eat the inner white portion of treebark -- though beware, as it's a strong purgative -- you can divine north using a regular wristwatch and the position of the sun; and, if you are hurting for water, you can dig at the base of a hill, near the water table, and collect the ground water that emerges.

The illustrations of edible plants were largely useless, I thought; black-and-white hardly does any species justice (excepting zebras)
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Andrew Murphy
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book Army Survival Manual. It fits into a non-fiction area. The point of the book was to tell the reader how to survive in the environment and in different terrain. Some things that the book talks about are making shelter, setting up traps, food and water procurement, and much more. There were not any characters, but the book was full of useful information. There also was no action. I liked the author's writing style because it was casual, yet still informal. It talked about differen ...more
Brian Glassanos
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although officially meant for the US Army combat survival tactics, the information you will learn from this book will be the only thing keeping you alive when you end up MIA in the middle of the wilderness. Informative read that gives you a new perspective on analyzing the patterns of environments, keeping calm under pressure and working your misfortunes into great advantages. This book has the potential to save your life
Fred
I love my copy of this. I think I have about 30 different pages bookmarked and dogeared. This would be an essential for any backpacker or anyone who just wants to be prepared for the Zombie holocaust.
Edwin Whiting
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the current climate of Republican vicissitude and arrogant intransigence, particularly with respect to women and the economy: this is an excellent book to have read and have handy for life's tribulations.
Caroline
Sep 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so interesting. lost in jungle, faced by sharks, wandering the desert... i think i know what to do in all those situations now, ha ha.
Matthew
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book Everyone needs this
John
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you wander around in the wilderness or even drive on little used roads you really need this book.
Ruthie Jones
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this quite a while ago, and I just now realized I had not added it. This book is definitely one of the best resources for survival.
John
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent survival field book. A must read, and must practice!
Chuck Trimble
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wealth of information! Great to re-read after so many years.
Gary Lindros
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In these days of zombie apocalypses and world wide power failures on tv, I'm glad to have a dead tree version of this book available

Paul Amberg
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actually slightly easier to read than the average army handbook.
David Smith
Sep 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely practical and insightful. Requires some basic fore knowledge on navigation and logistics. Highly recommended for any and everyone.
Ryan
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
Basic Wilderness Survival and evasion techniques.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Will be taking for any overseas journeys/overwildnerness in the future. Skimming through, it has some good advice.
Mazen Alloujami
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good one for special skills. I recommend it for Boy-scouts also
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