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The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook: Learn the Survival Techniques and Strategies of America's Elite Warriors (US Army Survival) Paperback – August 1, 2012
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A decorated member of Navy SEAL Team Six presents a comprehensive, illustrated practical guide to survival.As the elite of the military elite, U.S. Navy SEALs know that they can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, they might find themselves alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. In The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook, decorated Navy SEAL Team Six member Don Mann provides a definitive survival resource. From basic camp craft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, it is an essential resource for all outdoorspeople. Complete with 150 color photographs, this comprehensive guide includes life-saving information on:
- Making weapons and tools
- Finding water
- Wildlife for food
- Making shelters
- Sea survival
- And much more150 color photographs
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- ASIN : 1616085800
- Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing; 1st edition (August 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 248 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1628738294
- ISBN-13 : 978-1628738292
- Item Weight : 2.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 0.74 x 0.09 x 0.93 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I ordered the paperback, and it's made from high quality paper stock with crisp, clear, color photos. It feels more like a coffee table book than a resource manual, but I'll update this review after I've read it cover to cover.
This handbook is organized into fifteen detailed chapters. They include the following: (1) SEAL/SERE training, which is one of my favorite chapters. (2) The elements of survival, which was my favorite chapter. (3) Jungle survival. (4) Mountain and artic survival. (5) Desert survival. (6) Survival at sea. (7) Basic survival tips.
(8) Water. (9) Shelter and fire. (10) Food and hunting. (11) Weather. (12) Navigation. (13) Survival medicine.
(14) Survival kits. (15) The mystery of survival, which was a very interesting chapter on how people were able to survive incredible dangerous life threating situations.
In conclusion, if you are seeking information on how the U.S. Navy SEALS learn how to survive all types of unusual and dangerous situations, this book is for you. One word of advice, however, reading this book alone without going through the actual training program will be of little use, but combined with training with an instructor this book will be a valuable tool.
Rating: Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Martial Art Myths)
I think the other reviewer was wanting "strategies" like battle strategies or something or a bunch of Navy SEAL secrets. I was not expecting those things or wanting them. I was looking for a few new ideas for a survival objective. This book is not just good in covering ALL aspects of survival, it's GREAT! It's really 'text book' in my opinion, which is to be expected as it's based on military techniques. Very through coverage of all sorts of hazards. Very nice size and glossy cover. Great color photographs. I found the authors went very deeply into the *important* aspects of the material, and it was written succincintly and to the point, rather then just broadly covering large topics.
Out of all of my survival manuals, this one is EASILY top shelf material. Great book. Worth checking out and adding to your collection. The Navy SEAL aspect makes it fun and trustworthy, but if you're looking for Navy SEAL strategies on war, buy the Navy SEALS video from discovery channel for nine bucks. This is a survival manual by a guy who just happened to be a Navy SEAL, and regardless of the source, it is a complete 'text book' offering of the survival tools YOU need to know.
Overall, I think most people who are into this sorta thing will NOT be dissapointed in this at ALL. Worth buying. I recommend.
"The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook: Learn the Survival Techniques and Strategies of America's Elite Warriors" by Donn Mann and Ralph Pezzullo is a solid introduction to survival fundamentals. There is a lot to like about this book. The format is very good and the presentation of information excellent. What I do not like is the "NAVY SEAL" marketing scheme. This book would have sold well without the SEAL tag-line because the information contained between the covers is quite good. The author has an excellent background and experience to teach this subject, having instructed hundreds of SEALs in these very topics. One of the highlights I really enjoyed was the various vignettes by various survival instructors. The author states in the book that he reached out to professional survival experts, who live and breathe "survival" on a daily basis to present insight to subjects they our renowned for. Some of these experts are Tony Nester, Dave Williams, David Ayres and Dr. Jessen. Overall, this is good book with some information I have not seen in similar books, if you can get by the marketing package of the book you will not be disappointed. This book will not make every person happy but how many things in life make everyone happy. This book is a good addition to the novice and expert survivalist library.
1. SEAL/SERE Training
2. The Elements of Survival
3. Jungle Survival
4. Mountain and Artic Survival
5. Desert Survival
6. Survival at Sea
7. Basic Survival Tips
9. Shelter and Fire
10. Food and Hunting
13. Survival Medicine
14. Survival Kits
15. The Mystery of Survival
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If the book is ever re -issued I hope the authors take the opportunity to include significantly more information together with explanatory diagrams.