by John 'lofty' Wiseman
Harper Collins Publishers
Published March 2009
(Paperback - Revised)
For Any Climate, in Any Situation
Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:
Being prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.
Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, and creating tools.
Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.
First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.
Disaster survival: How to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off.
About The Author:
John 'Lofty' Wiseman served in the British Special Air Service (SAS) for twenty-six years. The SAS Survival Handbook is based on the training techniques of this world-famous elite fighting force.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 8
1 Essentials 12
2 Strategy 50
3 Climate & Terrain 62
4 Food 108
5 Camp Craft 244
6 Reading the Signs 348
7 On the Move 372
8 Health 392
9 Survival at Sea 480
10 Rescue 504
11 Disasters 528
Member ReviewAfter owning and reading dozens of outdoor and wilderness survival guides, I feel this is the most informative and detailed survival book I have ever read. The book provides in-depth information on how to survive in countless situations, in any climate. This book covers everything from essential gear, shelters, edible plants, to emergency first aid.
I highly recommend this book to the adventurous.