SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

SAS Survival Handbook is the ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.

Original title: SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
Written by: John ”Lofty” Wiseman
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publish date: 11/11/2014
Language: English
Pages: 672
ISBN-10: 0062378074
“A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”–Outside magazine

The back cover

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival

Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbookby John “Lofty” Wiseman 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 skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.

Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, 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 natural disasters and hostile situations–and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off.

Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques.

Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft.

Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.

Review by Bushcraft.Nu

I will try to take the time to write a proper review, but meanwhile I’ll just recommend the book with fewer words.

It’s a great book that really does a great job explaining the various techniques and guides that it provides. There are specific sections for different climates, situations and a plant registry with herbs that are good to familiarise oneself with.

This is one of those books that every bushcrafter and person interested in survival should have in their bookshelf. It’s one of those reference books you keep coming back to.

I have the Swedish version and haven’t read the English one but I doubt there’s much difference. Still good!

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