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Basic Cold Weather Manual - FM 31-70 US Army Field Manual (1959 Civilian Reference Edition): Unabridged Handbook on Classic Ice and Snow Camping and C
Paperback - English

Master Your Cold Weather and Winter Camping Skills with This Historic Military Guidebook

Prepare yourself and brush up on your skills with this unabridged, high-quality Civilian Reference Edition reissue of the official Basic Cold Weather Manual FM 31-70 US Army War Department Field Manual, 1959 release. This unclassified civilian reference edition manual represents the best knowledge about cold weather camping, hiking, and outdoors travel for the time and is packed full of essential tips and technique for using and maintaining equipment, clothing, and health during outdoors winter activity.

Contents include essential knowledge about winter camping and overland travel in icy conditions. Topics also include fundamental skills in using winter and cold-weather clothing, equipment, tents, food and water for winter, and cold-weather hygiene. Also included are chapters on skiing, snowshoeing, travel in snow and ice conditions, use of sleds and travel equipment, and historical soldier winter combat readiness.

Gain essential skills for your outdoors activities by learning from the classic knowledge of the American soldier. Great for learning the ins-and-outs of mastering the outdoors in the winter. Not just for military personnel, this book is a great gift for outdoors enthusiasts, hunters, campers, skiers, and snowshoers

A part of the Military Outdoors Skills Series: Volume 8

This Doublebit Historic Edition reprint of Basic Cold Weather Manual FM 31-70 (1959) is professionally restored and presented from the original source with the highest degree of fidelity possible. Available in both paperback and hardcover, readers can enjoy this Civilian Reference Edition reissue for generations to come and learn from its timeless knowledge.

About the Doublebit Military Outdoors Skills Series

Military manuals contain essential knowledge about outdoors life, thriving while in the field, and self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, many great military books, field manuals, and technical guides over the years have become less available and harder to find. These have either been rescinded by the armed forces or are otherwise out of print due to their age. This does not mean that these texts are worthless or "out of date" - in fact, the opposite is true It is true that the US Military frequently updates its manuals as its protocols have changed based on the times and combat situations that our armed services face. However, the knowledge about the outdoors over the entire history of military publication is timeless

By publishing the Military Outdoors Skills Series, it is our goal at Doublebit Press to do what we can to preserve and share historic military works, such as army field manuals (the FM series), technical manuals (the TM series), and other military books that hold timeless knowledge about outdoors life, navigation, and survival. Through remastered reprint editions of military handbooks and field manuals, we can preserve the time-tested skills and institutional knowledge that was learned through hard lessons and training by the U.S. Military and our expert soldiers.

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