Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's, NY (1980)
Get the same survival training that the U.S. military uses for its troops.
The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guideis the only source hikers, campers, explorers or families focused on emergency preparedness will ever need.
The U.S. Armed Forces Survial Guidecovers everything a modern outdoorsperson needs to know to make it in tough terrain and tense situations, from the psychology of survial and overcoming fear to building a shelter and making it through a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake. Every kind of environment--from tropical to desert, aquatic to arctic--is covered.
--how to orienteer with or without a map and a compass
--how to cross quicksand, bogs and quagmires
--how to signal for help
--how to set a fracture and tend a burn
--how to forecast weather
--how to trap, fish and set snares
--how to indentify poisonous plants, insects and animals
--how to survive unusual conditions, such as plane crashes and nuclear attacks
The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guideis the most comprehensive and thoroughly tested survival manual ever published.
John Boswell is a former Naval officer and graduate of the U.S. Navy's SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) School. Boswell is a writer, editor and literary agent who has worked in publishing for nine years.