U.S. ARMED FORCES SURVIVAL GUIDE
Author: John Boswell, Editor
Publisher: VHPS (HOLT & ST MARTINS), Aug 2004
Classic guide issued to America's uniformed servicemen for years, packed with essential survival tools for every kind of environment & situation. B&W illus. throughout; 5.5x8 inches, 352 pgs.
The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guide covers everything a modern outdoorsperson needs to know to make it in tough terrain and tense situations, from the psychology of survival 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.
Topics include how to:
* Orienteer with or without a map and a compass
* Cross quicksand, bogs, and quagmires
* Signal for help
* Set a fracture and tend a burn
* Forecast weather
* Trap, fish, and set snares
* Identify poisonous plants, insects, and animals
* Survive unusual conditions, such as plane crashes and nuclear attacks.
The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guide is the only source material hikers, campers, explorers or families focused on emergency preparedness will ever need.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Boswell is a former Naval officer and graduate of the United States Navy's SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape) School. Boswell is currently a writer, editor, and book packager. He lives in New York City.