U.S. Army Cold Weather Survival Manual

The U.S. Army spend a lot of time thinking about worst case scenarios.  WinterCampers.com found the U.S. Army Cold Weather Survival Manual and made it available here.

The manual covers

  • COLD REGIONS AND LOCATIONS including considerations for both wet and dry cold weather environments.
  • WINDCHILL
  • BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD
  • WEATHER SURVIVAL: including the four basic principles to follow to keep warm – “COLD”.
    • C – Keep clothing clean.
    • O – Avoid overheating.
    • L – Wear clothes loose and in layers.
    • D – Keep clothing dry.
  • HYGIENE
  • MEDICAL ASPECTS
  • COLD INJURIES such as hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and Immersion foot, dehydration, cold diuresis, sunburn, snow blindness, and constipation.
  • SHELTERS including how to build a Snow Cave Shelter, Snow Trench Shelter, Snow Block/Parachute Shelter, Igloo, Lean-To Shelter, Fallen Tree Shelter, and Tree-Pit Shelter
  • FIRE
  • WATER
  • FOOD
  • And finally, how to read Weather Signs such as wind, clouds, smoke, and low pressure fronts.

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1 comment to U.S. Army Cold Weather Survival Manual

  • Mr Ed

    This is great! I’m taking ten boy scouts to a klondike derby in a week an this might help them have a better time.