From the Introduction:
“1-1. Purpose and Scope
a. This manual is designed to prepare the individual soldier and small unit commander to conduct military operations for extended periods of time under the most severe and varying cold weather climatic conditions. The doctrine and techniques in the manual are applicable in any area that has cold weather and snow with their accompanying operational problems. Troops properly trained in this doctrine and these techniques will be able to fight; live; and move in any cold weather area of the world.”
US Army Field Manual Information
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
This publication supersedes:
FM 31-70, 24 February 1959, including all changes.