SAS Survival Handbook Reviewed
Title: SAS Survival Handbook
Author: John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, loftywiseman.co.uk
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Third Edition
Published: November 11, 2014
Format: Paperback, Kindle
Pages: 672 pages
Dimensions: 1.25 x 5.25 x 8.25 inches
Weight: 34.3 ounces
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Revised Second Edition
Published: January 26, 2010
Pages: 384 pages
Dimensions: 1 x 3.25 x 4.5 inches
Weight: 7.6 ounces
Genre: Survival Handbook
About the Book
The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material. It has been revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, 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 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.
About the Author
Written by former SAS soldier and instructor, John “Lofty” Wiseman, this application brings you the elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force in the most accessible version ever. Now you can take the original set of world-class survival skills with you anywhere in the world – from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the deserts of Kandahar…or to your closest national park.
The SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive survivalists textbook for demonstrating the art of wilderness survival… And one of the most important survival guides in my library covering everything that you might need to know from building a fire, first aid and wild edibles to dealing with climate, navigation and personal shelters.
Whether you are a novice, or a skilled survivalist, the colorful graphics, comprehensive descriptions and detailed howtos found in the SAS Survival Handbook are concise and very easy to follow as you learn to master the skills of preparedness and self reliance necessary to not only survive in the wild, but to thrive in any environment that you encounter.
I own both versions of the book… The larger third edition is in my library at home, while a copy of the smaller and lighter 2E mini-guide is packed inside each of my EDCs and BOBs. Just make sure you pack a small flexible magnifying glass to read it. I use mine as a bookmark.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, no matter if you are a happy go lucky nut without a care in the world, or you are striving to be a wilderness guru or an urban jungle warrior preparing to survive the next catastrophic event, whether that be an earthquake, EMP, tornado, or one of a thousand other man-made or natural disasters. Learning and understanding the art of basic survival and mastering those skills can be all the difference that you need to survive the craziness out there.