I bought this in hard copy for my 13 year old nephew. He seemed to like it. I haven't read this particular version, but they're all THE SAME -- they're based on the official US Army manual, which is online. I've downloaded and read the online version.
(As a previous reviewer pointed out, a soldier's wife iirc, the US Army Survival Handbook is available on the Internet -- just use search term "FM 21-76-1" (old Army numbering system) or "FM 3-05.70" (new Army numbering system). It's available online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format FOR FREE, so unless you NEED a hard copy, you don't necessarily have to buy a book.)
This version seems to have a good, sturdy binding, but is still paperback. The cover seems water proof, but the pages aren't.
It's got the usual information you'd expect on evading "the enemy", finding your fellow troops, and surviving in various climates. It's a good, bare-bones survival guide.
There's a lot of information you also wouldn't expect -- like how to maintain hygiene, which is important for maintaining your health (consider the possible parasites in the various geographical locales or climates, especially tropical! ick!). And there's useful info on building quick shelter and how to distill drinkable water when the water around you is not drinkable or there *is* no water around you.
One caveat: this manual presumes you have some basic equipment with you -- like a big knife, fishing line or nylon, those sorts of things. If you don't, you won't be able to do use some of the survival techniques the manual advises. So keep that in mind.