Survival Handbook: Official U.S. Army Guide
The scenario: it was supposed to be a simple hot-air balloon ride But an unexpected summer storm has blown you out to the South Pacific, where you now find yourself on an uninhabited island. How will you survive while you wait to be rescued? Will you be able to view the natural resources around you as a treasure trove available to you?
This is the unabridged United States Department of the Army Field Manual (FM 21-76) from 1970, republished by Dover. Originally written to instruct soldiers on survival when separated from friendlies or behind enemy lines, this handbook is incredibly useful to prepare anyone to face the unexpected and not only survive it, but come out on top. Learn how to traverse any kind of terrain, cross rivers and muck, basic first aid, how to signal an aircraft with an emergency code, hunt down edible plants and animals (and eat them), make fire, respond to poisonous plants & animals, and so much more. Maybe you won't ever be stranded on a Pacific island, but you never know when these life-saving skills will come in handy. Illustrated with line drawings. 276 pgs., pb. Chad