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SAS Survival Handbook: The Definitive Survival Guide [Kindle Edition]

John 'Lofty' Wiseman
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the ‘SAS Survival Handbook’ is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere.

The original and best survival guide for any situation in every climate is back. Now with added techniques for handling Urban dangers, the SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared in any city, land or sea. SAS legend John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman’s unrivalled multi-million copy bestseller will teach you:

Preparation – Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit.

Navigation – Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain.

Food and Health – Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease.

Urban Safety and Security – Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others.

Disaster Survival – Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.


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

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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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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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sas Survival 10 Sept. 2005
Format:Paperback
Does what it's supposed to. The perfect survival guide for any situation, tells you how to find food and water, make a shelter, make a fire and lots more.
There are colour illutrations of edible and medical plants as well as poisonous plants and fungi. There is also a first aid section which covers a range of situations. The book also tells you how to make weapons (e.g. bow and arrow, spear, sling etc...) to hunt with and to recognise different animals tracks.
It describes different knots (includes how to make snares and other animal traps).
It also briefly tells you how to survive a tornado, earthquake, nuclear explosion etc..
If your looking for a book to help you in any climate in any country this is perfect, or if you just like the outdoors you will find this book usefull
10/10.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I have always had a small interest in survival skills, but mainly from the armchair. I was reading this book when one day, I was out in the fields with an old farmer and we saw a load of mushrooms. On picking them and checking in the survival book I found that they were field mushroom, so I ate them fried with a load of garlic. This time of year I often wander around local fields looking for a free meal and ticking off the 'foods' I can now identify and practically eat from the book. Adding notes to help me. From Hawthorn berries to Borage I now use many regularly. The most important items to identify are the poisonous ones and it is suprising which ones are, but the book guides you through many of these. From major survival situations to normal eveyday happenings the book does a good job in covering them all. I have thoughrougly enjoyed this book and my copy is now a little dog eared and battered but indispensable, and who knows, one day I may get to use more of the information. You do not need to be lost in the wilderness for this book to help you, my family now practice fishing, knot tying, plant identification, tracking and fire lighting regularly when out and about. It gives us a lot of enjoyment.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By D. M. York VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This little book could save your life, seriously. Though it is obviously aimed towards people with a predilection towards outdoor pursuits such as hiking, mountain climbing, sailing (etc) it does also make a point of saying that you never know when this information may come in handy. Written by a former member of the SAS, who would be the ultimate authority in extreme survival, this book is full of practical information on how to survive anywhere in the world. It details information like how to find a source of water, or create one yourself, how to treat injuries, how to make a shelter, ways to stave off dehydration, what plant forms are edible. It is a very long list because the book is full of no-nonsense information. If you are interested in outdoor pursuits this is a book that should definitely be read, or for any other reason this book contains information that could save your life.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
With over two decades in the British S.A.S., John "Lofty" Wiseman learned everything about survival one can possibly imagine. This book has traveled thousands of miles with me, and the smaller 'SAS Survival Guide' is a permanent part of my travel/camping gear. This book teaches you how to get water in the desert, build a fire in the arctic, and every other survival essential action possible. Highly Recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life saving and at the very least a fun read! 17 May 2010
Format:Paperback
A useful informative book full of survival tips and tricks. For those seeking survival knowledge this book could save your life, at the very least it makes for some interesting reading!

I do a lot of remote mountain hiking and camping, many times I do this solo. I am keen to increase my knowledge base in case of survival techniques and this book is perfect.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best survival book available 31 Dec. 2006
Format:Paperback
SIX stars! Everything you need to survive is included in this amazingly small pocket-sized book, yet there is no padding. In true SAS-style you learn only what you need, no more. For example, you don't need to know every edible plant in the world, just a few from each part of the world that you will definitely be able to find in quantity. No need to buy additional books with specialist knowledge - this book covers absolutely every survival topic, with enough information to keep you alive. As Fairburn and Sykes taught us, it's no good overloading yourself with loads of fancy stuff, you just need a handful of reliable bits of knowledge to learn thoroughly. This book is brilliantly and simply laid out and easy to follow. Many of the survival publications out there are for your bookshelf or for amateur, rich, overweight people to refer to when playing survivalist for the day on a hunting trip. This book is different. It is designed to go in your pocket and keep you alive wherever you go. If you ever get into a survival situation then I can guarantee that having this book will save your life.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never out of date. 31 Mar. 2006
Format:Paperback
First read this book in my teens and still use it today for regular up - dates to my outdoor survival knowledge. I have reached the top of more mountains and swam more miles at sea than most whilst traversing long distance paths at will and believe me have genuinely found that the book has made my life easier on many occassion. This book could have been called ' Don't Panic ' which is the overiding message throughout and swimming just 100 yards from a beach in Wales, I was forced to think of Mr. Wiseman and this philosophy.
You might not need to know about poisonous snakes in South America but you do need to know what to do if unfamiliar surroundings turn uncomfortable. You might not need a large knife and a tent always on your back but you do need coins even in this age of mobile phones.
Read the book and live the philosophy. You do need it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As expected a great depth of knowledge easily understood and ideal as...
As expected a great depth of knowledge easily understood and ideal as a general guide book, especially for keeping the interest up on the many wild walks across country. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Kev C
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for ppl with bad sight!
It's a book on survival with very small print!
Published 8 days ago by Gary Houghton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely fantastic book, even better than expected, everything you need to know is in this book
Published 17 days ago by Rat67
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Fast and smooth
Published 24 days ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great item, so much information for the budding Bear Grylls
Published 1 month ago by Mike A
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative read
An interesting read.

Lots of information in a compact and easy to read format.

Not quite sure how practical it all is. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Biff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book from an author who knows what he is on about, very interesting read.
Published 1 month ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars ... lad so thought i'd get this one too just great to have in my
had the little collins book from my days as a lad so thought i'd get this one too just great to have in my collection
Published 1 month ago by greg everitt
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice book
Published 2 months ago by bc
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The only survival guide you will ever need!
Published 2 months ago by Steve E.
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