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A fully updated edition of the original, bestselling survival handbook. Written by ex-SAS survival expert John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, this book provides the most reliable, authoritative and respected survival information on the market.
The original survival handbook – the choice of both survival expert and novice, this book is the international bestseller which in the 20 years since it was first published has been often imitated but never bettered.
John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served in the SAS for 26 years: his knowledge, experience and skills are unrivalled in survival circles. He is the first and best expert on survival instruction – in any situation. In this fully updated edition, Lofty imparts his much sought-after survival experience, knowledge and timeless techniques – preparing you for anything, anywhere in the world.
Updated contents include:
Be prepared – The latest, most resilient, resourceful and eco-friendly must-have kit
On the move – Up-to-date navigation technologies such as GPS are discussed and explained
Health – The body’s physiology explained: how to maximise survival when injured or in any climate, on land or at sea.
Disaster Survival– Increasingly-changing environmental conditions are addressed: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire
Fear Management – How to react, keep calm, and manage hostile environments and survival situation
Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to use when making your way through unfamiliar terrain
Also featuring new case studies and survival scenarios, designed to offer fascinating insight into other people’s survival experiences and to force you to think about what you would do in their position.
John 'Lofty' Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service (SAS) and was their Chief Survival Instructor. His book is their complete course: how to survive outdoors, on land or sea, in any weather, in any part of the world.
Planning to survive, from making a pocket survival kit to knowing how to obtain water and other basic needs.
Dealing with accidents and escape procedures, and adapting to terrain – polar regions, mountains, seashores, islands, deserts and the tropics
What you need to keep going – edible plants, animals and insects – plus animals tracks and techniques for hunting, trapping, fishing and handling the kill
Skills for building shelter, making and using fire, preparing survival meals, using tools and ropes, lashings and knots
Not only reading but how to make maps and compasses, plus other ways of direction finding and also predicting the weather
ON THE MOVE
Knowing when to break camp, planning your route, tackling the terrain and making sledges and rafts
First aid priorities, natural medicine and treatment procedures for tropical and other diseases, cold-climate hazards and dangerous or poisonous creatures
SURVIVAL AT SEA
What to do if you have to abandon ship – survival afloat and how to make a landfall
Different signals and ways of signalling, plus various rescue techniques
What to do if you have to cope with drought, flood or fire, hurricanes or earthquakes, chemical accidents or nuclear incidents
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