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U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook
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Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive-no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force does, that flight personnel may be faced at any time with a bailout or crash landing in hostile territory without supplies, the advice here is superlatively practical, but also surprisingly readable and interesting. Detailing specific survival threats at sea, in the tropics, in the desert, in Arctic conditions, and the psychological perils of imprisonment and torture, this handbook is replete with fascinating and useful (if unsettling) information. Precisely written, profusely illustrated, and completely authoritative, this is an essential book for anyone-soldier or civilian-looking for knowledge that could prove to be the difference between life and death in a dangerous situation.United States Air Force runs a Survival School located at Fairchild Air Force Base near Spokane,Washington. They know their stuff!.Author - United States Air Force.Binding - Paper.Pages - 579.Publisher - Skyhorse Publishing.Year - 2008.ISBN - 9781602392458..
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CONS: Just meant as a guide book, though detailed it is not a substitute for survival procedures taught in military training, dialogue is rather boring and dry. It is a text book basically not a fun reading adventure.
Overall I have enjoyed learning procedures used in the USAF for survival situations. It is simplistic and lays things out in easy steps. I wouldn't use it to refer to in a life or death situation, more it is a reference book for refreshing on training you may already have or will be in soon.
* The font is way too tiny. Forget your reading glasses; get a magnifying glass!
* The line drawings came out OK, but the photos are so low-contrast that I can barely make out what they are! They're just light-gray blotches. The photos for distinguishing different spiders all look the same. The evasion chart might as well be any map because nothing on it is readable.
The screw-ups who threw this together didn't even spell-check the cover they put on it. (The word "is" is spelled "iis.") I'd much rather have the USAF reprint with its plain Manila covers and gigantic font --the one that's actually meant to be read by a flight crew. This doesn't even come close.
The book covers survival information that you would need to be trained by military instructors to really understand and perform properly.
Ex. Using a helicopter hoist to extract a victim from a mountainside or proper use of search and rescuse procedures for a downed pilot.
The information in tis book will not help the average person lost in the woods or in an urban area during a disaster of any kind.
Remember, the most important, lightest weight, always with you survival tool is knowledge and the most important survival skill is will.
Goes over a TON of things, maybe too many.
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