The us army survival manual - FM 21-76 is the finest single self-reliance source for survival for all extreme circumstances, a must for anyone who wants to know how to survive any conditions. The book is very straightforward with many pictures and user-friendly illustrations, written in easy-to-understand language. This is just some of the survival information that this book provides: all-climates: arctic, tropics, temperate forest, Savannah or desert. All-terrain survival tactics. The will to survive. Identify poisonous snakes, as well as edible and non-edible plants. Wilderness medicine. Techniques on first aid. Survival in the hottest or coldest of climates. How to find water. Covers navigation and compass use. Weapons and tools. Building life-saving shelters. Traps and snares. How to prepare wild game to be cooked also preserving food. All types of fire making. Water crossings. Physical and mental fitness. Disaster preparedness.