As a soldier, you could be sent to any area of the world at a moment's notice. It may be in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region. You might find yourself alone in a remote area - possibly enemy territory - with little or no personal gear. The U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides vital information to enable you to survive should you find yourself in such a situation. This book is widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject of outdoor survival. Standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots, it has also been translated for use in foreign militaries the world over. But this handbook is not just for soldiers. Campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers have discovered this detailed compilation to be a tremendously interesting and important addition to their home libraries, cars, and RVs. The U.S. Army Survival Handbook describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of topics, including: The will to survive; survival planning; survival medicine; making weapons and tools; finding water; wild plants for food; wildlife for food; making shelters; building fires; water crossings; direction finding; signaling; desert survival; tropical survival; arctic and subarctic survival; sea survival; poisonous snakes and insects; knots; forecasting weather and much more. An outstanding resource for anyone interested in self-reliance in any type of environment on the planet, the U.S. Army Survival Handbook is a comprehensive and in-depth volume, with a wealth of detailed illustrations which make it an easy and informative read.Illustrated with many black and white drawings. Not just for Soldiers. Planning for situations. Reacting to situations. Be prepared. Covers all environments. Binding - Paper. Author - Department of the Army. Pages - 368. Publisher - Lyons Press. Year - Revised 2009. ISBN - 9781599214511.