Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1957. Later printing (1970 per date on cover). Wraps. 285,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Tables. References. Index. Slight soiling to covers. Barcode sticker from Pentagonbooks on back cover. This represents the state of knowledge and the state of practice at the time the United States was increasing its involvement in Vietnam. United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. Starting in 2010, the US Army began review and revision of all of its doctrinal publications, under the initiative "Doctrine 2015". Since then, the most important doctrine have been published in Army Doctrine Publications (ADP) and Army Doctrine Reference Publications (ADRP), replacing the former key Field Manuals. Army Techniques Publications (ATP), Army Training Circulars (TC), and Army Technical Manuals (TM) round out the suite new of doctrinal publications. Not all FMs are being rescinded. Select Field Manuals will continue to be published, periodically reviewed and revised. Topics covered include orientation and traveling, water, food, firemaking and cooking, survival in special areas (cold weather, jungle and tropical areas, desert areas, and at sea), and hazards to survival. Army Survival Manual is the finest single source for self-reliance for all extreme circumstances. A must for anyone who wants to know how to survive in primitive 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. Survival Medicine. Wilderness medicine. Techniques on first aid. Survival in the hottest or coldest of climates. Survival Planning. Covers navigation and compass use. Find direction using the sun and stars. Weapons and Tools. Recognizing signs of land when lost at sea. 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. Find direction using the sun and stars. Physical and mental fitness. This is just some of the survival information is this manual. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Field Manuals, Survival, First Aid, Cold Weather, Jungle Survival, Desert Survival, Map Reading, Firemaking, Tropical Survival, Orientation, Land Navigation, Harzards, Cooking, Shelter, Signaling, Cold injury, Rate of Travel, Bowline, Water Crossing