- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Collins; New edition edition (4 Mar. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007320817
- ISBN-13: 978-0007320813
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.2 x 11.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (424 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
SAS Survival Guide: How to survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Collins Gem) Paperback – 4 Mar 2010
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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
-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.
With that in mind, the book should probably be viewed more from a "how to improvise and survive" manual rather than a "this is exactly the way to survive" as then the scope of the book becomes clear and you'll start to apply the knowledge outside of the defined scenarios in the chapters and gain more value.
For example, I failed to see the importance of the knot tying chapter until I realised that you could improvise snow chains with 10mm nylon rope and then it dawned on me that you needed to apply the right kind of non-slip knot to ensure that it didn't come off.
It is cramed with information and clear diagrams on everything you could every possibly want to know, from building a shelter and what plants you can eat to what to do if there's a Volcanic erruption! There's a reason why this book has sold so many copies worldwide, the reason is that all the information is tried and tested and you know it works, being ex-military myself I have used this to expand my knowledge.
It is important that once you have read sections to go out and try the techniques, shelter buiding, fire making, collecting plants and tasting them. Take it wit you on a camping trip and try out some of the things in the book.
As a prepper I consider this a must have bit of kit in your BOB, but remember to read it, absorb the knowledge and practice it before you need it.
it is very concise and to the point, no waisted words ,no fluff, just loads of hard core life saving knowledge packed into 4"x5"ish book , i bought it because; if the global economy colapses; maybe the end of this year (2010) , supermarkets will not be open for buisness, neither will the water treatment plants ,are you ready?.
would i recommend this book , yes indeed !
other books i bought with this are ,little gem 'food for free', ray mears 'bushcraft'and 'find your way without map or compass' all recommended reads to fatten the clever gland .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Some very interesting information in it. Some is outdated thoughPublished 1 month ago by J. Fidgett
very helpful and small enough to go in my small day sac/survival kit.Published 1 month ago by Sam D.
What to say about the book? A masterpiece on survival information! The book is quite complete and well illustrated. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adriano Oliveira