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Army Survival Manual

Army Survival Manual

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this is the most recent Army survival manual i could find i hope you enjoy it. also if there is anything that i can change please let me know
this is the most recent Army survival manual i could find i hope you enjoy it. also if there is anything that i can change please let me know

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FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL Reprinted as permitted by U.S. Department of the Army Page 1 of 233
FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL
Reprinted as
NOT
 permitted by U.S. Department of the Army, but by we the citizenry who paid for it
 
FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL Reprinted as permitted by U.S. Department of the Army Page 2 of 233
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL........................................................................................1
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS.......................................................................................................................2
 
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................5
 
SURVIVAL ACTIONS.......................................................................................................................5
 
PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL.............................................................................................................7
 
CHAPTER 2 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL.....................................................................................8
 
A LOOK AT STRESS.......................................................................................................................8
 
NATURAL REACTIONS.................................................................................................................10
 
PREPARING YOURSELF..............................................................................................................12
 
CHAPTER 3 - SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS............................................................14
 
IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING......................................................................................................14
 
SURVIVAL KITS............................................................................................................................14
 
CHAPTER 4 - BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE....................................................................................16
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH..................................................................16
 
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES............................................................................................................20
 
LIFESAVING STEPS.....................................................................................................................20
 
BONE AND JOINT INJURY...........................................................................................................27
 
BITES AND STINGS......................................................................................................................30
 
WOUNDS.......................................................................................................................................33
 
ENVIRONMENTAL INJURIES.......................................................................................................35
 
HERBAL MEDICINES....................................................................................................................37
 
CHAPTER 5 - SHELTERS.................................................................................................................38
 
SHELTER SITE SELECTION.........................................................................................................38
 
TYPES OF SHELTERS..................................................................................................................39
 
CHAPTER 6 - WATER PROCUREMENT..........................................................................................53
 
WATER SOURCES........................................................................................................................53
 
STILL CONSTRUCTION................................................................................................................58
 
WATER PURIFICATION................................................................................................................61
 
WATER FILTRATION DEVICES....................................................................................................61
 
CHAPTER 7 - FIRECRAFT................................................................................................................63
 
BASIC FIRE PRINCIPLES.............................................................................................................63
 
SITE SELECTION AND PREPARATION.......................................................................................63
 
FIRE MATERIAL SELECTION.......................................................................................................66
 
HOW TO BUILD A FIRE................................................................................................................66
 
HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE................................................................................................................67
 
CHAPTER 8 - FOOD PROCUREMENT.............................................................................................72
 
ANIMALS FOR FOOD....................................................................................................................72
 
TRAPS AND SNARES...................................................................................................................78
 
KILLING DEVICES.........................................................................................................................88
 
FISHING DEVICES........................................................................................................................89
 
PREPARATION OF FISH AND GAME FOR COOKING AND STORAGE......................................94
 
CHAPTER 9 - SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS.....................................................................................99
 
EDIBILITY OF PLANTS.................................................................................................................99
 
PLANTS FOR MEDICINE............................................................................................................106
 
CHAPTER 10 - POISONOUS PLANTS............................................................................................109
 
HOW PLANTS POISON...............................................................................................................109
 
ALL ABOUT PLANTS...................................................................................................................109
 
RULES FOR AVOIDING POISONOUS PLANTS.........................................................................110
 
CONTACT DERMATITIS.............................................................................................................110
 
INGESTION POISONING............................................................................................................110
 
 
FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL Reprinted as permitted by U.S. Department of the Army Page 3 of 233
CHAPTER 11 - DANGEROUS ANIMALS........................................................................................112
 
INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS.......................................................................................................112
 
LEECHES....................................................................................................................................114
 
BATS...........................................................................................................................................114
 
POISONOUS SNAKES................................................................................................................114
 
DANGEROUS LIZARDS..............................................................................................................116
 
DANGERS IN RIVERS.................................................................................................................116
 
DANGERS IN BAYS AND ESTUARIES.......................................................................................117
 
SALTWATER DANGERS.............................................................................................................117
 
CHAPTER 12 - FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT................................120
 
CLUBS.........................................................................................................................................120
 
EDGED WEAPONS.....................................................................................................................122
 
OTHER EXPEDIENT WEAPONS................................................................................................123
 
LASHING AND CORDAGE..........................................................................................................123
 
RUCKSACK CONSTRUCTION....................................................................................................123
 
CLOTHING AND INSULATION....................................................................................................123
 
COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS...........................................................................................123
 
CHAPTER 13 - DESERT SURVIVAL...............................................................................................123
 
TERRAIN.....................................................................................................................................123
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS....................................................................................................123
 
NEED FOR WATER.....................................................................................................................123
 
HEAT CASUALTIES....................................................................................................................123
 
PRECAUTIONS...........................................................................................................................123
 
DESERT HAZARDS.....................................................................................................................123
 
CHAPTER 14 - TROPICAL SURVIVAL............................................................................................123
 
TROPICAL WEATHER................................................................................................................123
 
JUNGLE TYPES..........................................................................................................................123
 
TRAVEL THROUGH JUNGLE AREAS........................................................................................123
 
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATIONS................................................................................................123
 
WATER PROCUREMENT...........................................................................................................123
 
FOOD..........................................................................................................................................123
 
POISONOUS PLANTS.................................................................................................................123
 
CHAPTER 15 - COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL.................................................................................123
 
COLD REGIONS AND LOCATIONS............................................................................................123
 
WINDCHILL.................................................................................................................................123
 
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL..............................................................123
 
HYGIENE.....................................................................................................................................123
 
MEDICAL ASPECTS....................................................................................................................123
 
COLD INJURIES..........................................................................................................................123
 
SHELTERS..................................................................................................................................123
 
FIRE.............................................................................................................................................123
 
WATER........................................................................................................................................123
 
FOOD..........................................................................................................................................123
 
TRAVEL.......................................................................................................................................123
 
WEATHER SIGNS.......................................................................................................................123
 
CHAPTER 16 - SEA SURVIVAL......................................................................................................123
 
THE OPEN SEA...........................................................................................................................123
 
SEASHORES...............................................................................................................................123
 
CHAPTER 17 - EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS........................................................................123
 
RIVERS AND STREAMS.............................................................................................................123
 
RAPIDS........................................................................................................................................123
 
RAFTS.........................................................................................................................................123
 
FLOTATION DEVICES................................................................................................................123
 
OTHER WATER OBSTACLES....................................................................................................123
 

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