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The best all-around "survival" book I've ever seen...,
By A Customer
This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook (Paperback)
If you want a book useful for survival in any circumstances, then this is the book. There are comprehensive sections on dangerous plants and animals, edible wild foods, weather forecasting, camp crafts, navigation and map reading and much more.
This book is not for "military types," it's for anyone who's ever out in the woods (or the wilderness, anywhere in the world). The book is organized and illustrated well. There's even a new edition that is small enough for your pocket, although it contains all the text and illustrations of the full-size version.
In addition to being fascinating reading, you'll refer to it again and again, whether you camp, hike, backpack or just happen to end up "in the boonies" some dark and stormy night.