John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service (SAS) and his best-selling book is based on the training techniques of the world’s most famous elite fighting force.
This definitive guide shows you how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea, for campers, hikers, sailors and all those interested in outdoor pursuits.
Updated and revised, this new edition is in a rucksack-friendly format and comes in a practical plastic case.
Be prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials such as a pocket survival kit.
Strategy: Handling every kind of situation, from dealing with accidents to adapting to different climates and terrain such as polar regions, mountains, coastal areas, deserts and the tropics.
Food: What to eat, where to find it (using the miniature field guide), how to prepare and store it.
Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing different types of shelter, organizing camp and using the relevant tools and knots.
Reading the signs: Not only map reading but also determining your direction by using natural resources as well as reading the weather.
On the move: Skills to assess a variety of routes and how to tackle them.
Health: First aid procedures and the natural treatment of tropical diseases, medical disorders and cold climate hazards as well as advice on the dangers of poisonous creatures and plants
Survival at sea: How to abandon a ship and survive afloat with a guide to obtaining food and the dangers of sharks.
Rescue: Important signalling codes, techniques and types of rescue.
Disasters: What to do if confronted with natural disasters such as fire, drought, flood, lightning, eathquakes and chemical accidents as well as surviving at home if all services and supplies are cut off.