Based on the famous US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76, this tome skips all the army regulation procedures and focuses and expands upon the information that helps build basic skills that will be essential to staying alive. With over 500 very detailed and easy-to-understand illustrations, this book literally shows you how to do things like build a fire with whatever is at hand, perform field surgeries, identify and test foodstuffs, and form twine, snares and fishhooks. This book was created with the impending apocalypse in mind. In any doomsday scenario, essential services such as power and clean water will be unavailable. Delivery of food and supplies will cease and money will be worthless. That's when being able to provide things of real value-such as clothing, tools, medical supplies, labor, food and water-will be of the utmost importance. If you wait for authorities and emergency services to look after you, you will be disappointed.
This book gives you the particulars necessary to help you survive in any environment with little to no equipment, and make it through the first critical junctures after a disaster. But it also provides a framework for progressing in stages to a more permanent, multifaceted lifestyle. Geared towards small community living, it will teach you how to live a sustainable and healthy existence off the grid. Beyond any disaster you will have the knowledge to rebuild shelter, farm from seed to seed, raise animals, treat medical problems, predict the weather and protect your loved ones. The indispensable information offered here includes more than most survival guides: disaster preparation and survival guidelines that your government won't tell you; shelters beyond basic emergency hovels, including semi-permanent (seasonal) and long-term shelters; animal and fish traps; ropes and knots, from making a meter of thin cord, to meters of strong rope with natural materials-plus lashing methods, rope splicing and construction of rope bridges; making and using fire pistons; basic and advanced brain tanning to make rawhide; sustainable organic gardening; field surgery such as wound debridement and field amputations; field dentistry; weather prediction; tactical movement and tracking; basket weaving; black powder; and tons more. When the sky falls and all are in a state of panic, it will be up to YOU to ensure the survival an