Synopses & Reviews
Whether youre gearing up for a backcountry trek, preparing for the worst that nature or man can offer, or just want to have a great resource at your fingertips, you need this comprehensive, full-color new edition of the U.S. Army Survival Manual, thoroughly revised by Colonel Peter T. Underwood, USMC (Ret.). Ideal for military personnel, outdoors enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to be ready for anything, this is a thorough road map for all areas of wilderness survival, including:
- Erecting shelters and protecting yourself from the elements
- Making weapons and utensils
- Fashioning traps for wildlife wrangling
- Preparing food from wild plants
- Identifying poisonous snakes and lizards, edible mushrooms, and cloud formations
From basic first aid to in-depth, step-by-step instructions on overcoming major obstacles and handling emergencies, this guide clarifies all aspects of survival using tactics derived from those whose lives depend on it.
Let the U.S. Army prepare you for any emergency.
About the Author
The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, U.S. Army First Aid Manual, U.S. Army Weapons Systems, U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook, U.S. Army Guide to Boobytraps, U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare, and U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook.Colonel Peter T. Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), holds a BA from the Virginia Military Institute, an MA in history from Duke University, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Armed Forces Staff College. His career has included multiple assignments in the Far East and Europe, and he is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Desert Fox, and Southern Watch. His staff assignments have been at the battalion, regimental, air group, division, component command, and unified command levels. He has also served as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He currently works as an independent consultant.