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SAS Survival Guide: How to survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Collins Gem) [Paperback]

John 'Lofty' Wiseman
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4 Mar 2010 Collins GEM

The bestselling compact guide on how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea.

This updated edition contains all the latest techniques on survival training and timeless advice from the foremost expert in survival, Lofty Wiseman. All of it is rooted in the training techniques of the Special Air Service, the world’s most famous elite fighting force, in which Lofty served for 26 years.

Using clear line drawings and colour illustrations, and new case studies and survival scenarios, Lofty describes survival techniques for if you find yourself at sea, in the mountains, at the polar icecaps, or in the desert, complete with what to do in a whole range of medical and meteorological emergencies.

Whether you are a camper, a hiker, a sailor or simply engaged in general outdoor pursuits, this book could actually save your life.


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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: 8.7 x 2.9 x 11.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 816 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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About the Author

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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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Survive- Anywhere 17 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS survival guide 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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I honestly thought it was a lot better. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. It feels and reads like a "Survival Manual for Boy Scouts". If I had to rely on this to survive in the wilderness, I think I'd just find the nearest ravine and jump. Sorry...but I do not believe as is stated that this is in every back pocket of RAF pilots who go on operations overseas. I'd have expected and hoped they would be issued at least something a bit more "official" and less "toy" like.

The main faults are basically that it's very vague. When your life is hanging on information coming from a book..oh yeah that's what you really need: vagueness. It tries to cover too many topics and fails in almost all of them. Like take the chapter about knots, for example. It gives you a few brief steps on tying knots which are supposed to lift or lower a person a substantial height. Would you feel confident putting your life on the line with just a vague description on how to do it? I wouldn't...

Another fault is that it's not region specific, so info on sub-tropical species of animals and plants are mixed in with native ones in a big mish-mash of confusion. I would imagine it would drive you mad trying to decipher what was relevant and what was not in a survival situation.

The only thing of real value here is making a camp. That would probably be the most beneficial, oh, and making a fire. Though I wonder in real terms how long one could survive with this book alone if for example the much daunted "apocalypse" came around and we were left to fend for ourselves in the wilderness of our local parks.

To sum up, ask yourself:

-Are you a member of the SAS and on routine patrols in the jungles of Burma? Nope?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 14 Jan 2013
By Matt
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Book 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
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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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