FM21-76 US Army Survival Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 -INTRODUCTION
SURVIVAL ACTIONS
PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL
CHAPTER 2 -PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL
A LOOK AT STRESS
NATURAL REACTIONS
PREPARING YOURSELF
CHAPTER 3 -SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS
IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING
SURVIVAL KITS
CHAPTER 4 -BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE
REQUIREMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE OF HEALTH
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
LIFESAVING STEPS
BONE AND JOINT INJURY
BITES AND STINGS
WOUNDS
ENVIRONMENTAL INJURIES
HERBAL MEDICINES
CHAPTER 5 -SHELTERS
SHELTER SITE SELECTION
TYPES OF SHELTERS
CHAPTER 6 -WATER PROCUREMENT
WATER SOURCES
STILL CONSTRUCTION
WATER PURIFICATION
WATER FILTRATION DEVICES
CHAPTER 7 -FIRECRAFT
BASIC FIRE PRINCIPLES
SITE SELECTION AND PREPARATION
FIRE MATERIAL SELECTION
HOW TO BUILD A FIRE
HOW TO LIGHT A FIRE
CHAPTER 8 -FOOD PROCUREMENT
ANIMALS FOR FOOD
TRAPS AND SNARES
KILLING DEVICES
FISHING DEVICES
PREPARATION OF FISH AND GAME FOR COOKING AND STORAGE
CHAPTER 9 -SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS
EDIBILITY OF PLANTS
PLANTS FOR MEDICINE
CHAPTER 10 -POISONOUS PLANTS
HOW PLANTS POISON
ALL ABOUT PLANTS
RULES FOR AVOIDING POISONOUS PLANTS
CONTACT DERMATITIS
INGESTION POISONING
CHAPTER 11 -DANGEROUS ANIMALS
INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS
LEECHES
BATS
POISONOUS SNAKES
DANGEROUS LIZARDS
DANGERS IN RIVERS
DANGERS IN BAYS AND ESTUARIES
SALTWATER DANGERS
CHAPTER 12 -FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
CLUBS
EDGED WEAPONS
OTHER EXPEDIENT WEAPONS
LASHING AND CORDAGE
RUCKSACK CONSTRUCTION
CLOTHING AND INSULATION
COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS
CHAPTER 13 -DESERT SURVIVAL
TERRAIN
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
NEED FOR WATER
HEAT CASUALTIES
PRECAUTIONS
DESERT HAZARDS
CHAPTER 14 -TROPICAL SURVIVAL
TROPICAL WEATHER
JUNGLE TYPES
TRAVEL THROUGH JUNGLE AREAS
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATIONS
WATER PROCUREMENT
FOOD
POISONOUS PLANTS
CHAPTER 15 -COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL
COLD REGIONS AND LOCATIONS
WINDCHILL
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL
HYGIENE
MEDICAL ASPECTS
COLD INJURIES
SHELTERS
FIRE
WATER
FOOD
TRAVEL
WEATHER SIGNS
CHAPTER 16 -SEA SURVIVAL
THE OPEN SEA
SEASHORES
CHAPTER 17 -EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS
RIVERS AND STREAMS
RAPIDS
RAFTS
FLOTATION DEVICES
OTHER WATER OBSTACLES
VEGETATION OBSTACLES
CHAPTER 18 -FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING
USING THE SUN AND SHADOWS
USING THE MOON
USING THE STARS
MAKING IMPROVISED COMPASSES
OTHER MEANS OF DETERMINING DIRECTION
CHAPTER 19 -SIGNALING TECHNIQUES
APPLICATION
MEANS FOR SIGNALING
CODES AND SIGNALS
AIRCRAFT VECTORING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 20 -SURVIVAL MOVEMENT IN HOSTILE AREAS
PHASES OF PLANNING
EXECUTION
RETURN TO FRIENDLY CONTROL
CHAPTER 21 -CAMOUFLAGE
PERSONAL CAMOUFLAGE
METHODS OF STALKING
CHAPTER 22 -CONTACT WITH PEOPLE
CONTACT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE
THE SURVIVOR’S BEHAVIOR
CHANGES TO POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE
CHAPTER 23 -SURVIVAL IN MAN-MADE HAZARDS
THE NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT
BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS
CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTS