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This illustrated edition contains full-color photographs, diagrams, and tables. This is the ultimate guide for survival preppers or those who just want to be prepared to handle any situation life might throw at them.

Have you ever wondered how you would survive getting lost in the wilderness or a plane crash at sea? Do you know which plants are edible and which are poisonous? Do you know how to purify water without having to build a fire? Can you construct a shelter for any environment, whether desert, mountain, or swamp? Do you know how to treat an infected wound without antibiotics? If a natural disaster took away your electricity, water, or even house, would you know how to protect and feed your family?

The sad truth is that many of us don’t know even the basics of how to survive without modern technology. With natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis taking out power and water and displacing tens of thousands of people with each occurrence, survival skills are a necessity. We can’t rely on government and relief agencies to provide for all our needs when a big disaster strikes. It’s up to each of us to learn these skills so we can apply them when we need them most.

This completely illustrated survival guide was adapted from Army Field Manual 3-05.70 (FM 21-76). It provides you with valuable instructions on how to survive any type of emergency. You will learn the following valuable skills and information, plus much more:

- What to do when you first find yourself in a survival situation.
- How to plan for emergencies, and what to include in a survival kit.
- What you need to maintain basic health, including water, food, and personal hygiene.
- How to recognize and treat various medical emergencies with limited resources.
- How to avoid, recognize, and treat environmental injuries, such as frostbite and heatstroke.
- What to do if there is a concern about radiation.
- How to procure water and food in any area of the world.
- How to build a fire and shelter with natural objects.
- How to recognize dangerous plants and animals.
- How to create basic weapons.
- How to survive in any setting, including desert, tropical, cold, and sea.
- How to find your way by using the stars and other natural methods.
- How to signal for help by using different techniques, including smoke, panel signals, whistles, and natural materials.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Psychology of Survival
Chapter 3: Survival Planning and Survival Kits
Chapter 4: Basic Survival Medicine
Chapter 5: Shelters
Chapter 6: Water Procurement
Chapter 7: Firecraft
Chapter 8: Food Procurement
Chapter 9: Survival Use of Plants
Chapter 10: Poisonous Plants
Chapter 11: Dangerous Animals
Chapter 12: Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment
Chapter 13: Desert Survival
Chapter 14: Tropical Survival
Chapter 15: Cold Weather Survival
Chapter 16: Sea Survival
Chapter 17: Expedient Water Crossings
Chapter 18: Field-Expedient Direction Finding
Chapter 19: Signaling Techniques
Chapter 20: Survival Movement In Hostile Areas
Chapter 21: Camouflage
Chapter 22: Contact with People
Chapter 23: Survival In Man-Made Hazards
Appendix A: Survival Kits
Appendix B: Edible and Medicinal Plants
Appendix C: Poisonous Plants
Appendix D: Dangerous Insects and Arachnids
Appendix E: Venomous Snakes and Lizards
Appendix F: Dangerous Fish and Mollusks
Appendix G: Ropes and Knots
Appendix H: Clouds: Foretellers of Weather
Glossary
Bibliography

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