The Sas Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea

Wiseman, John Lofty
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"This is the original survival handbook; the international bestseller, which in the 15 years since it was first published, has been often imitated but never bettered. The book is based on the training techniques of the Special Air Service, the world's most famous elite fighting force, and shows how to survive outdoors, on land, or at sea, in any weather, in any part of the world. Whether you are a camper, a hiker, a sailor, or anyone else engaged in outdoor pursuits, this reference bible could actually save your life.

Based on the training techniques of the Special Air Service, the famous elite fighting force, this book shows how to survive outdoors, on land or at sea, in any weather, in any part of the world. From making a pocket survival kit to knowing how to obtain safe drinking water, the SAS's Chief Survival Instructor progresses through a whole range of survival techniques and situations. From obtaining food, building a camp and administering emergency first aid to navigating your way to safety and dealing with natural disasters, the handbook could actually save your life.

This survival book is rivaled by few others. It covers basically everything you would need to know should you find yourself out in the wilds without help from civilization. The color illustrations are a great reference and the book also includes some useful information on coping with domestic survival situations. The main drawback to the book is that for Americans (like me) it is written in British style English using many vocabulary words which most folks who learned American English would have a hard time with. Of course, this is understandable given that the author is British and served with Britian's SAS. There are certain areas which could use some more thorough explaining, atlhough for its length, this book is pretty detailed. All in all, it is worth every penny, baht or pound you would spend on it and should be read by anybody who ventures outdoors. Not only is it informative, but it's also entertaining as the author does throw in some humor of his own. My hat is off to to the author! A great book!"

4.5 of 5