When we find ourselves in the middle of some kind of extreme emergency, one of the biggest things that will help us to survive is if we have planned for such a contingency. Most of us don’t really even know where to begin to plan for this, but if you have read through the basics in a survival manual it will help you to prepare for just about any kind of emergency situation, and help your family to prepare as well. One of the best survival manual books written about what it takes to survive just about any situation is the U.S. Army Manual on Survival. Everything you need to know about survival is here.
Survival planning is nothing more than realizing something could happen that would put you in a survival situation and, with that in mind, taking steps to increase your chances of survival. Thus, survival planning means preparation. Preparation means having survival items and knowing how to use them.
People who live in snow regions prepare their vehicles for poor road conditions. They put snow tires on their vehicles, add extra weight in the back for traction, and they carry a shovel, salt, and a blanket. Another example of preparation is finding the emergency exits on an aircraft when you board it for a flight. Preparation could also mean knowing your intended route of travel and familiarizing yourself with the area. Finally, emergency planning is essential. It takes much more than the knowledge and skills to build shelters, get food, make fires, and travel without the aid of standard navigational devices to live successfully through a survival situation.
Some people with little or no survival training have managed to survive life-threatening circumstances. Some people with survival training have not used their skills and died. A key ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the individual(s) involved. Having survival skills is important; having the will to survive is essential. Without a drive to survive, acquired skills serve little purpose and invaluable knowledge goes to waste.
This very complete 233 page survival manual, which includes illustrated guides to some sections, covers all the bases when it comes to survival under any and all conditions. It will help you and your family be prepared by giving you the background information you need to survive in any and all situations and most of all know what to expect before it happens. Just reading this manual will help you to prepare, but thinking about it when you read it will tell you what you need to do to be sure you and your family are prepared for any emergency situation.
- Survival actions
- Pattern for survival
- Psychology of survival
- Survival planning and survival kits
- Basic survival medicine
- Water procurement
- Food procurement
- Survival use of plants
- Poisonous plants
- Dangerous animals
- Field-expedient weapons, tools, and equipment
- Desert survival
- Tropical survival
- Cold weather survival
- Sea survival
- Expedient water crossings
- Field-expedient direction finding
- Signaling techniques
- Survival movement in hostile areas
- Contact with people
- Survival in man-made hazards