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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (4 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007320817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007320813
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 8.6 x 11.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.


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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By "Outdoor" Jack on 17 Jun 2010
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No need for a long review here. This book was written by a professional soldier who was in the SAS, or the Special Air Service. For those not in the know, that's an elite unit of the British Army trained to carry out operations in ALL parts of the world. Eventually, the author became a survival instructor to the SAS, so you can be sure that this guy knows his stuff.

The book covers all you'd ever want to know about the essentials of surviving in climates such as: the polar region, mountains, seashores, islands, tropical regions, or even at sea. Here's few of the many topics the book covers:

-food, what you can and can't eat
-animal tracking with numerous pics
-color pics of edible plants
-pictures of traps and how to trap things
-how to handle animals you've killed for food
-how to make a camp and various shelters
-knot tying pics
-first aid
-color pics of medicinal plants
-picures of dangerous/poisonous critters
-things to have in a survival kit

A very handy resource for anybody who enjoys outdoor/wilderness activities, it's just a darn good thing to have around in case of emergencies- or even just to look at the pictures! Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a shoulder problem that is interfering with your outdoor activities.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Vance on 1 Dec 2011
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For what I paid it's a bargain at £3.80 including postage! Very good little book, hundreds of pages on first aid and survival. I had this years ago as part of a first aid/survival kit and used it to make a shelter when I had to survive in the woods for 4 days as the survival part of a conservation course I did. Thanks to the instructions in this very compact little book I was able to quickly make a simple but effective shelter. Would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By douglasbisson on 4 Jan 2012
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This is about the 20th copy of this book that I've bought. I keep giving them to my friends. I also have the app on my iPhone. It is a really great book, and I always have a copy in my backpack along with a compass, signal mirror, whistle, snare wire... etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 14 Jan 2013
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Smaller than you may think which makes it a little hard to read but great for carrying with you. Jam packed with virually every bit of info you would need for survival or even outdoor activities.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Siobhan Anderson on 28 Feb 2014
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My boyfriend hates books so I bought him this and he read it! Progress! Just playimg on his paranoia about the impending break down of society. Handy little book and woukd definitely keep it on my person if I ever went anywhere without a starbucks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris West on 8 Feb 2014
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If you need it in a survival situation ensure you have a magnifying glass and plenty of light (you will need to read the instructions for your light.......if you can find the magnifying glass first)
Great information, too small print though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Bonham. on 1 Dec 2013
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This little pocked sized book was bought as a present for my nephew, so I have just glanced through it. It is full of interesting facts. I was particularly interested in the section on which berries and mushrooms could be eaten! It is small enough to put in a rucksack when camping etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue Day on 5 May 2014
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Its a small pocket size book. I have purchased this for my son as we often ask how we could survive if a catastrophe happened.
I have not read it but what better guide could you have other than one written by the sas?
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