SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Book rating: 05 Paperback Collins

By (author) John 'Lofty' Wiseman

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 210mm x 30mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007274939
  • ISBN 13: 9780007274932
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 350 b/w, 150 col illus
  • Sales rank: 6,233

Product description

A new and fully updated edition of the original, bestselling survival handbook. Written by ex-SAS survival expert John 'Lofty' Wiseman, this book provides the most reliable, authoritative and respected survival information on the market. The original survival handbook - the choice of both survival expert and novice, this book is the international bestseller which in the 20 years since it was first published has been often imitated but never bettered. John 'Lofty' Wiseman served in the SAS for 26 years: his knowledge, experience and skills are unrivalled in survival circles. He is the first and best expert on survival instruction - in any situation. In this fully updated edition, Lofty imparts his much sought-after survival experience, knowledge and timeless techniques - preparing you for anything, anywhere in the world. Updated contents include: Be prepared - The latest, most resilient, resourceful and eco-friendly must-have kit On the move - Up-to-date navigation technologies such as GPS are discussed and explained Health - The body's physiology explained: how to maximise survival when injured or in any climate, on land or at sea. Disaster Survival- Increasingly-changing environmental conditions are addressed: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire Fear Management - How to react, keep calm, and manage hostile environments and survival situation Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to use when making your way through unfamiliar terrain Also featuring new case studies and survival scenarios, designed to offer fascinating insight into other people's survival experiences and to force you to think about what you would do in their position.

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Author information

John 'Lofty' Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service and was their Chief Survival Instructor. He remains the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians.

Customer reviews

By Andrew Knight 18 Jul 2010 5

This book covers every survival question you can think of and loads that you can't. It covers every major climatic region and survival at sea and how to get through various man-made and natural disasters. It also covers:
- what you can and can't eat
- identification of edible and medicinal plants
- animal tracks and signs
- trapping, killing and preparation of animals
- where to locate and how to build a camp
- first aid from minor to major injury and illness
- signalling using yourself, morse code and stuff your find nearby

Written by a professional SAS soldier, Lofty really knows his stuff and conveys it clearly, in such a way that anyone will be able to understand and follow his advice and methods. This book is a must for anyone who goes out and about for whatever reason and will definitely be a part of my survey kit from now on.

Review quote

'An ideal level of detail for a single book ... The most valuable 'jack of all trades' book that currently exists' Bushcraft UK