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FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual

Print this PDF file of the US Army Survival Manual and pack it with your bug-out gear. It gives extremely valuable information for anyone interested in survival.
 

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……………………………………..8

CHAPTER 2 - PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL…………………………………………………………….9

A LOOK AT STRESS……………………………………………..9

NATURAL REACTIONS………………………………………..12

PREPARING YOURSELF………………………………………14

CHAPTER 3 - SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS…….16

IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING……………………………….16

SURVIVAL KITS……………………………………………………16

CHAPTER 4 - BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE………19

REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH..19

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES…………………………………….25

LIFESAVING STEPS………………………………………………25

BONE AND JOINT INJURY……………………………………32

BITES AND STINGS………………………………………………35

WOUNDS…………………………………………………………………39

ENVIRONMENTAL INJURIES……………………………………43

HERBAL MEDICINES……………………………………………..46

CHAPTER 5 - SHELTERS………………………………………..47

SHELTER SITE SELECTION…………………………………….47

TYPES OF SHELTERS………………………………………………48

CHAPTER 6 - WATER PROCUREMENT……………………66

WATER SOURCES…………………………………………………..66

STILL CONSTRUCTION………………………………………….73

WATER PURIFICATION………………………………………….76

WATER FILTRATION DEVICES……………………………..77

CHAPTER 7 - FIRECRAFT…………………………………….78

BASIC FIRE PRINCIPLES……………………………………..78

SITE SELECTION AND PREPARATION…………………78

FIRE MATERIAL SELECTION………………………………..82

HOW TO BUILD A FIRE………………………………………….83

HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE………………………………………….84

CHAPTER 8 - FOOD PROCUREMENT…………………..88

ANIMALS FOR FOOD…………………………………………….88

TRAPS AND SNARES…………………………………………….94

KILLING DEVICES……………………………………………….104

FISHING DEVICES………………………………………………105

PREPARATION OF FISH AND GAME FOR COOKING AND STORAGE……………………………………………………………….112

CHAPTER 9 - SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS…………..118

EDIBILITY OF PLANTS…………………………………………118

PLANTS FOR MEDICINE……………………………………….128

CHAPTER 10 - POISONOUS PLANTS……………………132

HOW PLANTS POISON…………………………………………..132

ALL ABOUT PLANTS………………………………………………133

RULES FOR AVOIDING POISONOUS PLANTS…..133

CONTACT DERMATITIS……………………………………….134

INGESTION POISONING………………………………………134

CHAPTER 11 - DANGEROUS ANIMALS…………………136

INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS………………………………..136

LEECHES……………………………………………………………….138

BATS………………………………………………………………………138

POISONOUS SNAKES………………………………………….139

DANGEROUS LIZARDS………………………………………..141

DANGERS IN RIVERS………………………………………….142

DANGERS IN BAYS AND ESTUARIES………………..142

SALTWATER DANGERS……………………………………….143

CHAPTER 12 - FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT…………………………………………………………..146

CLUBS…………………………………………………………………..146

EDGED WEAPONS………………………………………………..148

OTHER EXPEDIENT WEAPONS……………………………..151

LASHING AND CORDAGE…………………………………….153

RUCKSACK CONSTRUCTION……………………………..154

CLOTHING AND INSULATION……………………………….155

COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS………………………156

CHAPTER 13 - DESERT SURVIVAL………………………158

TERRAIN………………………………………………………………..158

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS…………………………………159

NEED FOR WATER………………………………………………..163

HEAT CASUALTIES………………………………………………..165

PRECAUTIONS………………………………………………………..165

DESERT HAZARDS………………………………………………..166

CHAPTER 14 - TROPICAL SURVIVAL……………………167

TROPICAL WEATHER…………………………………………….167

JUNGLE TYPES………………………………………………………..168

TRAVEL THROUGH JUNGLE AREAS……………………….171

IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATIONS…………………………….172

WATER PROCUREMENT……………………………………………172

FOOD…………………………………………………………………173

POISONOUS PLANTS……………………………………………..175

CHAPTER 15 - COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL…………..176

COLD REGIONS AND LOCATIONS…………………………176

WINDCHILL………………………………………………………….177

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL…………………………………………………………….178

HYGIENE………………………………………………………………..179

MEDICAL ASPECTS……………………………………………….179

COLD INJURIES…………………………………………………….180

SHELTERS………………………………………………………………183

FIRE………………………………………………………………………..187

WATER…………………………………………………………………….189

FOOD……………………………………………………………………190

TRAVEL…………………………………………………………………192

WEATHER SIGNS………………………………………………….193

CHAPTER 16 - SEA SURVIVAL……………………………195

THE OPEN SEA……………………………………………………..195

SEASHORES…………………………………………………………220

CHAPTER 17 - EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS………………………………………………………223

RIVERS AND STREAMS……………………………………….223

RAPIDS……………………………………………………………….224

RAFTS………………………………………………………………..226

FLOTATION DEVICES……………………………………….231

OTHER WATER OBSTACLES……………………………232

VEGETATION OBSTACLES………………………………232

CHAPTER 18 - FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING….234

USING THE SUN AND SHADOWS…………………….234

USING THE MOON…………………………………………..236

USING THE STARS…………………………………………..237

MAKING IMPROVISED COMPASSES……………….238

OTHER MEANS OF DETERMINING DIRECTION….238

CHAPTER 19 - SIGNALING TECHNIQUES………..240

APPLICATION…………………………………………………….240

MEANS FOR SIGNALING……………………………………240

CODES AND SIGNALS………………………………………246

AIRCRAFT VECTORING PROCEDURES……………249

CHAPTER 20 - SURVIVAL MOVEMENT IN HOSTILE AREAS…………………………………………251

PHASES OF PLANNING……………………………………..251

EXECUTION…………………………………………………………253

RETURN TO FRIENDLY CONTROL………………………256

CHAPTER 21 - CAMOUFLAGE………………………….259

PERSONAL CAMOUFLAGE…………………………………259

METHODS OF STALKING…………………………………..261

CHAPTER 22 - CONTACT WITH PEOPLE………….263

CONTACT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE………………………263

THE SURVIVOR’S BEHAVIOR…………………………..264

CHANGES TO POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE…………..264

CHAPTER 23 - SURVIVAL IN MAN-MADE HAZARDS…265

THE NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT…………………………..265

BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS……………………………275

CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTS……………………………278

 

FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual

Barb

1 Comments in Response to

Comment by YASU KOPA
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 I was at my daytime job searching for this manual, recently badly struck by IRS and state tax. I needed  to read this again & again badly, but cooporate site brocked me from other site cause they consider this is got nothing to do with increasement of their productivity(which I consider it's got to do a lot with it)......Thank you so much for having this link!!! I think this manual itself reflects to each individuals life a lot.

Truly made me feel like found a pond in the middle of the dried sun heating dessert!!!


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