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Survival & Medical Skills

An ideal companion for walkers, hikers, campers, backpackers, Army, TA and other outdoors people - you just never know when you might need this information! This information-packed CD contains 20 US Army and other manuals totalling over five thousand pages and hundreds of illustrations – see below for full details of each manual.  

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What’s on the CD – in detail…

Aidman’s Medical Guide
(US Army Field Manual – FM 8-36)
131 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Tactics for the Aidman; Lifesaving Measures; Wounds- Classification, Stabilisation, Evacuation; Specific Wounds and Burns; Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Casualties; Common Emergencies; Seasonal Hazards – Hot and Cold Injuries; Drug Abuse and Emotional Problems; Nontraumatic Disease; Diseases of the Skin; Diseases of the Musculo-Skeletal System; Diseases of the Respiratory System; Diseases of the Circulatory System; Diseases of the Genito-Urinary System; Diseases of the Nervous System; Common Drugs and Their Usage.

Aircrew Survival
(Dept of the Air Force – Pamphlet 64-5)
122 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Combat Survival; Evading the Enemy; Medical; Personal Protection; Signalling and Recovery; Travel Techniques; Sustenance; Induced Conditions (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical).

All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE)
(US Army)
43 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Your Individual Fighting Load Carriers; Assembling Your Individual Fighting Load Carriers; Your Individual Existence Load Carriers; Assembling Your Individual Existence Load Carriers; Medium Pack; Large Pack; Quick Releases; Cleaning and Maintenance.

Basic Cold Weather Manual
(US Army – Field Manual FM 31-70)
198 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Individual Clothing and Equipment; Small Unit Living; Skiing and Snowshoeing; Movement; Combat Techniques; Small Unit Leaders.

Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment
(US Army – Field Manual FM 21-15)
69 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – General Care and Maintenance; Protective Clothing and Equipment; Bivouac Equipment; Load-Carrying Equipment; Miscellaneous Clothing and Equipment.

Civil Defence Shelters
(Federal Emergency Management Agency)
315 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Natural and Technological Threats; Nuclear Weapons Effects; Shelter Design Components; Shelter Testing; Shelter Needs; Shelter Options; Conclusions; Research and Development Recommendations.

Combat Survival
(US Army)
150 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Evasion; Survival Navigation; Improvisation and Escape Kit; Contacting Agents and Use of Escape Lines; Dog Evasion; Wild Foods; Snails; Animal Traps and Snares; Skinning; Fishing; Water Survival Still; Fire; Shelter; Primitive Medicine.

Emergency War Surgery
(US Army)
422 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – General Considerations of Forward Surgery; Types of Wounds and Injuries – Missile-Caused Wounds, Burn Injuries, Cold Injury, Blast Injuries, Chemical Injury, Mass Casualties in Thermonuclear Warfare, Multiple Injuries; Response of the Body to Wounding; General Considerations of Wound Management; Regional Wounds and Injuries.

First Aid for Soldiers
(US Army – Field Manual FM 21-11)
160 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; General; Basic Life Saving First Aid Measures; Open the Airway and Restore Breathing and Heartbeat; Stop the Bleeding; Prevent Shock; Dress and Bandage the Wound to Prevent Infection; Special First Aid Measures; First Aid for Severe Wounds and Burns; Immobilisation of Fractures; First Aid for Common Emergencies; Transporting the Wounded Soldier; First Aid in a Toxic Environment; Psychological First Aid.

Medical Specialist
(US Army – Field Manual FM 8-230)
718 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Introduction to the Human Systems; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal/Muscle Systems; The Circulatory System; The Respiratory System; The Nervous System; The Digestive System; The Urogenital System; The Endocrine System; The Sensory Organs; Triage and Patient Assessment; Field Medical Care / Medical Emergencies; Clinical Procedures; Obstetric and Gynaecologic Emergencies; Field Sanitation; Medical Information and Records; Pharmacology and Drug Administration; Environmental Health; Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Injuries; Management of Psychological / Behavioural Problems.

Never Say Die
(Canadian Army – Survival Manual)
201 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Psychology; Geography; Parachute Jumping; First Aid; Shelters; Signals; Fire Methods; Hunting and Fishing; Food and Water; Care of Equipment; Travel; Sea Survival; Desert Survival; Tropical Survival; Knots and Splices.

Nuclear War Survival Skills
(Oregon Inst. of Science & Medicine)
282 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Dangers from Nuclear Weapons – Myths and Facts; Psychological Preparation; Warnings and Communications; Evacuation; Shelter – the Greatest Need; Ventilation and Cooling of Shelters; Protection against Fires and Carbon Monoxide; Water; Food; Fallout Radiation Meters; Light; Shelter Sanitation and Preventative Medicine; Surviving Without Doctors; Expedient Shelter Furnishings; Improvised Clothing and Protective Items; Minimum Pre-Crisis preparations; Permanent Family Fallout Shelters for Dual Use; Trans-Pacific Fallout; Instructions for Six Expedient Fallout Shelters; How to Make and Use a Homemade Shelter-Ventilating Pump; Instructions for a Home-made Fallout Meter; Expedient Blast Shelters; How to Make and Use a Home-made Plywood Double-Action Piston Pump and Filter; Means for Providing Improved Ventilation and Lighting to a Shelter with an Emergency Exit.

Risks and Hazards
(US Federal Emergency Management Agency)
146 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Snow and Extreme Cold; Floods; Dams; Hurricanes; Tornadoes; Earthquakes; Tsunamis; Volcanoes; Nuclear Power Plants; Nuclear Attack; Weapon Effects; Radiation Fallout; Potential Nuclear Targets.

Special Forces Medical Handbook
( US Army – Manual ST 31-91B)
419 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction to the Human Systems; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal/Muscle Systems; The Circulatory System; The Respiratory System; The Digestive System; The Genitourinary System; The Nervous System; The Endocrine System; Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat; Communicable Diseases: CPR; Clearing Airways; Mental Disorders; Nutritional Diseases and Deficiencies; Paediatrics; Gynaecology; Obstetrics; Orthopaedics; Burns and Blast Injuries; Heat and Cold Injuries; Bites; Overdose and Poisoning; NBC; Shock; Emergency War Surgery; Anaesthesia; IV Therapy; Dental Emergencies and Treatment; Preventative Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Primitive Medicine.

Survival
(US Army – Field Manual FM 21-76)
640 pages, fully illustrated including many colour illustrations. Sections include – Introduction; Psychology of Survival; Survival Planning and Survival Kits; Basic Survival Medicine; Shelters; Water Procurement; Firecraft; Food Procurement; Survival Use of Plants; Poisonous Plants; Dangerous Animals; Field Expedient Weapons, Tools and Equipment; Desert Survival; Tropical Survival; Cold Weather Survival; Sea Survival; Expedient Water Crossings; Field Expedient Direction Finding; Signalling Techniques; Survival Movement in Hostile Areas; Camouflage; Contact with People; Survival in Man-Made Hazards.

Survivability
(US Army – Field Manual FM 5-103)
247 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Survivability on the Battlefield; Survivability Analysis; Planning Positions; Designing Positions; Special Operations and Situations; Survivability Equipment; Bunker and Shelter Roof Design; Position Design Details; Camouflage.

Survival, Evasion and Escape
(US Army – Field Manual FM 21-76)
427 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Introduction; Survival - General; Food and Water; Firemaking and Cooking; Desert Survival; Tropical Survival; Cold Weather Survival; Sea Survival; Evasion – Concepts and Principles; Short Range Evasion; Long Range Evasion; Assisted Evasion; Escape; Capture; Prisoner of War Camp; Enemy Interrogation; Enemy Indoctrination; Escape from Prisoner of War Camp; Wild Plant Food; Poisonous Snakes.

Survival Shelters – Construction Manual
125 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – Above Ground Fallout Shelters; Military Shelters; Below Ground Shelters; Below Ground Fallout Shelters; Below Ground Blast Shelter; Basement Fallout Shelter 1; Basement Fallout Shelter 2; Basement Fallout Shelter 3; Basement Fallout Shelter Multi-Use; Basement Fallout Shelter Prefab 1; Basement Fallout Shelter Prefab 2; Burial Vaults.

Transportation of the Sick and Wounded
(US Army – Field Manual FM 8-35)
207 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include – General; Manual Transportation; Litter Transportation; Transportation by Ground Vehicle; Evacuation by Air; Transportation by Water.

Water Survival Training
(US Army – Training Circular TC 21-21)
49 pages, fully illustrated. Sections include –Introduction; Program Requirements; Classification and Evaluation; Class 3 Basic Survival Swimmer; Class 2 Intermediate Survival Swimmer; Class 1 Advanced Survival Swimmer.

 
 

All material contained on this CD are US government or other publications approved for public release. No copyright or trademarks have been broken.

 


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