The Encyclopedia of Outdoor Survival

The Encyclopedia of Outdoor Survival : Based on the Training Techniques of the SAS

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The military operate worldwide, often living in the most hostile and isolated environments. In doing so, SAS soldiers are confronted by situations of extreme danger, not just from the enemy,but from their surroundings - yet they survive. SAS soldiers are amongst the most highly skilled survival experts in the world. The essential skills are drilled into them in basic training and then refined during specialist training in arctic, desert and jungle exercises. This book allows you to share the knowledge which keeps the SAS alive and fit for combat whilst coping with the worst Mother Nature can throw at them. With clearly laid out text and comprehensive illustrations, this book explains how to find water, how to light and maintain a fire, how to build a shelter and every other survival skills you might need in almost any conceivable survival situation. The author spent 18 years with the SAS and served in trouble spots all over the world, including aiding a German special forces team storm a hijacked Lufthansa airliner in Mogadishu in 1977.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 230 x 272 x 18mm | 979.75g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • b&w and colour photographs
  • 0753504340
  • 9780753504345

About Barry Davies

Barry Davies joined the Welsh Guards in 1962 and experienced his first taste of combat with the Guards in Aden. It was during this conflict thet he first encountered soldiers of the army's elite SAS Regiment. Amazed by their seemingly casual professionalism and hugely intrigued by the air of mystery which surrounded these soldiers. Barry volunteered for SAS selection at the earlist opportunity. He was destined to spend 18 years in trouble spots all over the world. In recognition of the part he played aiding a German special forces team storming a hijacked Lufthansa airliner in Mogadishu in 1977. Barry was awarded the British Empire Medal. Since leaving the regiment Barry has written several books including The Complete SAS Survival Manual, SAS: The Illustrated History and more recently four SAS Survival guides - Desert, Mountain and Arctic, Jungle and Essential all published by Virgin (August 2001)show more

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