Real World SAS Survival Guide

Real World SAS Survival Guide

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Any Threat. Any Situation. Sorted. The 21st century is a place fraught with danger. Nobody is better placed to help counter these everyday threats than ex-SAS survival expert Phil Campion. He imparts much sought-after knowledge on all aspects of modern life, from advice on how to make your home safer and how to survive your daily commute, to the seemingly more distant threat of how to survive in a war zone or if caught in a man-made disaster. Drawing on his elite combat experience and a career which has taken him to some of the world's most dangerous places, Big Phil will help you face any threat, in any situation, anywhere.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 141 x 212 x 30mm | 680g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178206852X
  • 9781782068525
  • 646,077

Table of contents

Introduction. KING OF YOUR CASTLE: Burglars and unwanted visitors - what to do and what not to do; Forensic-style tactics - what to do if you suspect that you've been burgled; Security - locks, alarms, lights and cameras; The garden and yard - how to keep thieves out; Fire in the home - how to survive a disaster. CUTTING ABOUT: On foot - how to handle gangs, muggings and aggressive dogs; By car - how to avoid theft, carjacking and road rage; By motorbike or bicycle - how to gear up and stay safe; Public transport - how to stay safe on buses, tubes and trains; Hitchhiking - travelling safely for free; Urban chaos - what to do if you're caught up in a robbery, shooting or riot. THE SOCIAL SCENE: Drink and drugs - drunks, overdoes and how to stay out of trouble; Drink spiking - avoidance tactics; Date rape - precautions and escaping from dodgy situations; Spotting trouble - reading nightspots like an SAS trooper and how to stay safe; Kebab shop trouble - avoiding flashpoints and getting home in one piece; Eating is cheating - how to drink right through the night and survive; Keeping a lookout - the buddy system and shark watch for nights out. THE CYBER SCENE: Social networks - the promises, pitfalls and dangers; Hooking up - online friends and relationships, how to do it safely; Internet security - safeguarding your identity online; Shopping, selling and banking online - how to avoid the fraudsters; Internet nasties - cyberbullies and trolls, what to do; Internet scams - what to look for and how to deal with them. NATURAL DISASTERS: Avalanches - surviving a snow slide and essential equipment; Hurricanes and tornadoes - recognizing and surviving storms and twisters; Landslides - what to do when the earth moves like water; Earthquakes - how to stay alive when the earth starts to shake; Tsunamis - beating the killer waves; Volcanoes - what to do when one erupts; Floods - staying afloat in your home and on the roads; The big freeze and the scorching heat - surviving temperature extremes; Wild animal attack - what to do when face-to-face with tooth and claw. MAN-MADE DISASTERS: Car crash - drivers, passengers and pedestrians, how to stay alive; Sinking ship - when something's wrong, preparation and escape; Air disaster - enhancing your chances of survival; Train crash - preparation and survival; Buildings and bridges - how to stay alive if they collapse; Nuclear power station leak - what to do if you're hit by radiation. AWAY FROM HOME: Prevention not cure - extra procedures to adhere to while abroad; Scams and street robberies - prevention tactics; Getting around abroad - how to avoid road accidents and dodgy journeys; Drugs - how to avoid becoming an unwitting drug mule; Kidnap - how to avoid being snatched and what to do if you're abducted; Murder - how to holiday safely in dangerous destinations; Piracy - precautions and what to do if you're attacked; War zone - caught up in conflict and crossfire, the dos and don'ts. SURVIVING GWOT: Terrorist attacks - staying alert and recognizing suspicious activity; Bombing and suicide operations - spotting the bad guys and aiding your survival; Dirty bombs - signs to look out for and action you can take; Death in the air - what to do in the event of a chemical or biological attack; Hijacked - tactics for an aeroplane hi-jacking; Siege - hostage situations, escape and evasion, and special forces rescue; Special-Forces rescue - what to do when the men in black come to bust you out. SELF-DEFENCE, SAS STYLE: Pull your punches - how to avoid a fight and talk your way out of trouble; On the defensive - getting out of trouble, quick and easy; Striking back - when there's no way out; Getting the f**k out - escape and evasion with the bad guys on your heels; Extreme self-defence - improvised weapons. THE BARE ESSENTIALS: How to save a life - symptoms and treatment for life and death conditions; Medical emergencies - practical solutions, any time, any place; Improvisations - using everyday household items to fix your body. BIG PHIL'S LOCKER: The emergency survival kit - what to include in a grab-and-run situation at home; The car survival kit - what to take in case you get stranded on the road; The travel survival kit - the essentials in case things go wrong; Survival choices - essential kit and improvisations. OLD SKILLS REVISITED: Shelter and fire - the essentials for survival; Water collection - means and methods; Food sourcing - the art of scavenging and survival; Navigation - the bare essentials; Signalling and search-and-rescue - how to alert others to your whereabouts. Appendix. Index.
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About Phil Campion

Phil Campion is a veteran of military operations in just about every conflict-prone corner of the world, both as a soldier in the regular Armed Forces, an elite operator, and as a mercenary. He continues to work as an operator on the private military circuit and lives with his partner Wendy and their children in Southampton.
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