A very, very detailed book from an expert, reminiscent of Bear Grylls and Ray Mears. Wiseman covers pretty much everything you would need to know if you are out in the middle of nowhere (for whatever reason). 1. Essentials (the kit you need, how to find water, how to face disaster, etc) 2. Make Camp (where and how to build a shelter. make a fire, use animal skins, tie knots, etc) 3. Extreme climates (Arctic, Tropical, Desert, Sea) 4. Food: Foraging (choosing the most nutritious foods, what plants to avoid, etc) 5. Food:hunting (how to hunt or trap an animal, what parts are edible, how to fish, etc) 6. First aid (a very detailed part of the book covering everything you could ever need to know on the subject). 7. Accidents and Disasters: natural and man-made (how to survive any type of accident, from a car crash to a nuclear explosion!) 8. Rescue: Back to Civilization (signalling and codes, search patterns and helicopter rescue)
I had the original copy of this book and loved it so when I saw this revised version I was really excited about the new format. This book is even better! The new layout is fantastic. This book is a must buy for all those interested in the great outdoors. Lofty you're a legend!!!
This book is really good. It talks to you about almost every single problem you may face in different environments, such as how to look or drain water, to treating injuries. There are many pictures which give you a visual step by step guide. It is incredibly useful, however don't expect to memorize it. It should be a reference book but as time goes by you will unconsciously learn many of the techniques. I strongly advise you to carry it in your backpack if you are travelling to one of the places mentioned in the book. It isn't heavy compared to what you will already take to your trip, and it is more valuable than anything else you may take, which makes its price totally worth it. I truly believe it can save your life.
This is the luxury edition of the classic survival guidebook, and it shows in glossy print, photographic illustrations, and the fun camo-coloured cover made out of genuine cloth. The text has been modernized to a degree to reflect some present day technology, but the gist is still the same and concentrated on wilderness survival with minimal equipment. The old drawing illustrations are still there, and they help to drive many of the concepts in.
This is definitely not a book you want to pack to your backpack when going camping - it's quite large and heavy ,more of a coffee table book version of the survival guide, but as such, it is very affordable, so it ought to make good reading at home, or a very fun gift for anyone interested in survival techniques and the outdoors life in general. If you're looking for something more practical, you should look at the other versions of this book, one of which is pocket-sized to begin with!
I did my survival training under Eddie McGee, who probably taught Lofty too, but Lofty was the first to take it to the masses and make it enjoyable. This is a consolidation of all his previous books, updated with better diagrams, more colour and a nice Tiffany Wrapping. His legacy piece,
A great easy to understand book ,with clear pictures and diagrams throughout . Lofty has filled the book with tips for any location or possible situation you can think of . The list's of equipment are very helpful in planing trips out, finaly everything thing you could possibly wish to know about surviving in the out doors .
This is a 5 star survival book. The original copy sold over a million copy and being nearly 150 pages through I can see why. It gives you all the relevant information accompanied by coloured pictures and clear drawings. Simply putting it: the bible of outdoor survival.
I have the older version of this book so had to think twice before getting it. It may not have a great deal of new information but it has been updated and a lot of new photos have replaced the diagrams and it is still the best survival book available! IMO