Survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves or others (see also bushcraft). Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid. In addition, survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancient humans had to use for thousands of years, so these skills are partially a reenactment of history. Many of these skills are the ways to enjoy extended periods of time in remote places, or a way to thrive in nature. Some people use these skills to better appreciate nature and for recreation, not just survival.
*** Survival Guide is completely based on the U.S. Military Survival Manual FM 21-76. ***
*** Featured in PRIME living's July/August issue 2012 ***
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Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
- Survival Actions
- Pattern for Survival
Chapter 2: PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL
- A Look at Stress
- Natural Reactions
- Preparing Yourself
Chapter 3: SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS
- Importance of Planning
- Survival Kits
Chapter 4: BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE
- Requirements for Maintenance of Health
- Medical Emergencies
- Lifesaving Steps
- Bone and Joint Injury
- Bites and Stings
- Environmental Injuries
- Herbal Medicines
Chapter 5: SHELTERS
- Primary Shelter—Uniform
- Shelter Site Selection
- Types of Shelters
Chapter 6: WATER PROCUREMENT
- Water Sources
- Still Construction
- Water Purification
- Water Filtration Devices
Chapter 7: FIRECRAFT
- Basic Fire Principles
- Site Selection and Preparation
- Fire Material Selection
- How to Build a Fire
- How to Light a Fire
Chapter 8: FOOD PROCUREMENT
- Animals for Food
- Traps and Snares
- Killing Devices
- Fishing Devices
- Cooking and Storage of Fish and Game
Chapter 9: SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS
- Edibility of Plants
- Plants for Medicine
- Miscellaneous Uses of Plants
Chapter 10: POISONOUS PLANTS
- How Plants Poison
- All About Plants
- Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants
- Contact Dermatitis
- Ingestion Poisoning
Chapter 11: DANGEROUS ANIMALS
- Insects and Arachnids
- Venomous Snakes
- Snake-Free Areas
- Dangerous Lizards
- Dangers in Rivers
- Dangers in Bays and Estuaries
- Saltwater Dangers
- Other Dangerous Sea Creatures
Chapter 12: FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
- Edged Weapons
- Other Expedient Weapons
- Cordage and Lashing
- Rucksack Construction
- Clothing and Insulation
- Cooking and Eating Utensils
Chapter 13: DESERT SURVIVAL
- Environmental Factors
- Need for Water
- Heat Casualties
- Desert Hazards
Chapter 14: TROPICAL SURVIVAL
- Tropical Weather
- Jungle Types
- Travel Through Jungle Areas
- Immediate Considerations
- Water Procurement
- Poisonous Plants
Chapter 15: COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL
- Cold Regions and Locations
- Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival
- Medical Aspects
- Cold Injuries
- Weather Signs
Chapter 16: SEA SURVIVAL
- The Open Sea
Chapter 17: EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS
- Rivers and Streams
- Flotation Devices
- Other Water Obstacles
- Vegetation Obstacles
Chapter 18: FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING
- Using the Sun and Shadows
- Using the Moon
- Using the Stars
- Making Improvised Compasses
- Other Means of Determining Direction
Chapter 19: SIGNALING TECHNIQUES
- Means for Signaling
- Codes and Signals
- Aircraft Vectoring Procedures
This is the ultimate consumer-friendly move, making this app free with a trove of information alone is pretty amazing. Nowadays we get charged for everything basic on our devices and it's nice to see someone is nice enough to take their time to make a free app full of useful info instead of making 5.99 and putting addon packs.
Just like the book by hdgdhrtvsjdhdbid
It’s just like the department of the army field manual it might not be word for word but it is fm21-76 which is the number of the book so solid five star rating
👍👍GREAT!!! 👍👍 by 13YearOldSurvivalist
Provides so much info, and for free!!! The edible plant identification section is extremely useful. I use it all the time!
Great app! by Ambrós
Very well put together in their informational I would recommend anyone that is new to Bush craft
I died 20 minutes after downloading by A DøøD who plays games.
do not recommend
No University Environment by Alexadams
The app provides some very detailed commentary on survival in various environments. Unfortunately, it does not go through survival in a university environment. If this section could be added in order to decrease my probability of starvation, dehydration, pneumonia and possibly death, I would greatly appreciate it.
Good app by Bubba PLAYZZ
This is a good app it is helping me realize what I must have to run away I already had a few things packed but I think this will help me a lot more 👍🏻😁
Survival + by Fat_Free
This free app has so much practical information that it goes beyond survival. It's extremely useful for recreational camping and hiking also. It's well written and very useful for the casual or hardcore outdoorsman. Hasn't been updated in forever but it's good enough as is.
Great survival app! by Capt'n Stark
Once a year, I go camping without a tent, with raw meat, and only a sleeping bag. This helps me have a much more comfortable weekend. Also, is this based off a book I can buy? Thanks
Its nice but ! by Ahmed al-hoti
You need to move the pages style just put those icons into thread .!
For improvement maybe pictures or comments will be amazing.
Nice! by Pancakes 4 life 🍴
This is honestly a great app. I can't believe it's free! I has great tips and doesn't kill
you with ads.
1 Problem by Jimmie Morgan
Poisonous Plants (Chapter 10) should come before Survival Use (Chapter 9) so idiots don't decide to jump right in and eat random plants if they are desperate for food.
They don't improve it by Chikhen buster
I've had this app for 2 years now and it has never been updated.
It needs color pictures and 3d models it is very useful though but you can make it better😀.
GREAT APP!! by rowdyk
Other than a small banner/ad at bottom of screen, this app actually does what it says- IT WORKS and IS USEFUL!! I wish there was a way to copy txt or print, but screenshots work OK.
Very useful by Coun7ryboy+33
Extremely useful if your into building survival shelters, know about plants that are editable and poisonous, telling about pretty much everything you need to know about survival
Very useful by dlbeetle72
Thought I would download this just to read it-I learned so many things! Things I had no idea-around wildlife, about purification! Great app!!!
Thank All of You! by Rick 30
I thank all of you for this Survival Guide App. It's the best, and I've studied.
The best free survival guide by Gdrjcfiuscjgg
Truly brilliant. Recommend to anyone who wants to learn about basic survival .
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Best survival app
Fantastic by Hantholo
This is a great resource! Thank you.
The best I seen by Saucedoramos
Not much I need to say, just truly brilliant
Great by Ackshunboy
Really awesome is an understatement. All it needs is color pictures and 3D models, and its perfect. I ADVISE YOU, GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perfect by Minecraft miner 101
almost everything u need about survival
Awesome by Cali kid 1290
When I go camping I impress my family members with this and it's cool how to guide
Good by km.lizard16
It is perfect for everybody. Good application. :)
Great by Athrun1
Great guide for the outdoors, very helpful!
Review by Jjfjfjfjf
Easy to use and very helpful.
Amazing !! by Direradardo
Thank you soooo much for this awesome app!! Your awesome!!!
Hooah! by Warm Pepsi burps
A little upset by Iceman8908
This guide is full of useful information I am disappointed that they left out the last 3 or 4 chapters though
It's the best survival guide out there! by Blue bear234
When I first got this I was skeptical, and my standards were low. I was wrong, this guide is calk full of great tips and information on how to survive ALL kinds of disasters. Keep up the hard work.
Everything by PierceMcCluskie
As a camper it's everything you need to know
One of my favorite apps! by Emilydaylo
GREAT APP! If you don't download this you're missing out! It's full of great information and tips for surviving all sorts of situations.
Great!! by Ateam16
Best, most useful app ever. This has everything u need w/o the other useless stuff other apps like this have. I'm very impressed
Everyone should have this! by WVHawkeye
As an experienced hunter and tracker, many things can happen in the wilderness. I was looking this app over for a friend and was impressed. Anyone that is not familiar with the great outdoors but would like to spend time there, needs to download this app. In this guide, there are basic skills that could be of great value to even an avid outdoorsman. Survival techniques for many different regions and conditions. Even if you're pure city, one bad skiing trip and this guide could help save your life! I'm not blowing smoke people! Everyone should know this stuff!
Great! by Kyle_22
Great app!! Great for brushing up and and using as a refresher just as well as a guide to teach with! Could be a great life saver!!
It saved my brothers life by Survival dude27
I rate it a five star because it saved my brother from choking.
Amazing by Reimans6
Great app!!!! 2 thumbs up!!!!
Nice by Mayohnee
Very informative and a simple UI.
Whoo by Guntheress
I love this app a lot
good read by Dffehjifsfhvcchrchr
I find this vary interesting in that it tells you what the military trains the army personnel in to staying alive they get real books because technology will most likely brake out in the wild but it's nice to know what I can do to stay alive also I'm using it for if something happens in the city or something
It can help by Man_Hatten
This app really can save your life in extreme situation
Awesome by Doomsday234
This could be helpful well done
Well... by BaconIsNom
It was ok.Could have been better
Nice 😊 by Hater of Mad Libs
I found this app by accident and Downloaded it. Although I haven't used the techniques in real life yet, it was very interesting reading it and I learned some things I never knew before. Also, for those of you that are all like "HerpDerp, Why would I be using my IPhone when im in the middle of a desert?! "Your supposed to READ the techniques and REMEMBER them >_< know I gave it 5 stars, but I think it's more of a 4.5 because of the Ads. Great App!! ☀☔⚡☁🐻🐺🐰🌊🐍🌵🌴🍀🌹🌻🌺🍃🏊⛺🎌⚠🔴🔥💩💪💀👀
People who are saying, by Peanutkit
"Like I would have my iphone in the wild". I think the purpose for this app is for reading and later on, if necessary, remembering "Oh, didn't I read on that amazing app that if I see...." and so on.
Basics by ReconMarine SandboxSurvival
Pretty nice to have for hunting, fishing and camping.
Great by Balexoff
Only free one I've found, very simple and straightforward.
Wonderful by Proud fan24
This is a great app, could you please add an update where the plants and animals have color in the pictures.