Book Description: 2010 Reprint of 1957 edition. The Army Survival Manual is the finest single source for self-reliance for all extreme circumstances. It is considered essential for anyone who wants to survive in primitive conditions. The book is straightforward and profusely illustrated with drawings and illustrations. It is written in easy to understand language. Includes information on survival in all climates: arctic, tropics, temperate forest, savannah or desert. Also includes information on all types of terrain survival tactics. Topics covered include: the will to survive, identification of poisonous snakes, identification of edible and non-edible plants, survival medicine. wilderness medicine, techniques on first aid, survival in the hottest or coldest of climates, survival planning, making polluted water potable, how to find water, ways to trap, collection techniques for water, navigation and compass use, how to find direction using the sun and stars, weapons and tools, recognizing signs of land when lost at sea, building life-saving shelters, traps and snares, how to prepare wild game to be cooked, food preservation, fire-starting, water crossings, fitness and preparedness, and much more.