FM 21-76 is considered a classic among survival books. After 40 years, the United States Military still uses it because the lessons inside are timeless. This book will teach you how to build makeshift shelters, procure food and water, cook a meal, identify edible and poisonous plants, avoid dangerous animals, treat wounds and illness, navigate with the sun and stars, make weapons and equipment, and much more. If you’re looking to add some survival books to your library, this should be a top priority. Here’s a look at the table of contents: Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Psychology of Survival Chapter 3 – Survival Planning and 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 and Tools 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 A lot is covered and there is not a single bit of fluff, it's just an incredible amount of information packed into just over 200 pages. It is also the best value for your money.
Reviewed by: Chris Chambers from Nashville, TN on 5/6/2020