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SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea by John Wiseman
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"Compact, need-to-know survival info for any situation."
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Great little book, highly recommend

"It's a Must have!!"
5 stars"
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It's a must have for any outdoors person. Every person in the New Zealand Scout's or Army Cadets should have a copy. As an ex-Scout and ex-Scout Leader and father of a son in the NZ Army Cadets I Will stand by this book 150%.

"'THE' survival reference"
4 stars"

This book covers every aspect of survival: building a shelter, starting a fire, setting traps, edible plants, weapon making, weather guaging, navigation and map reading plus alot more.

If you can not only remember everything writen in this book but also learn it all, i can confidently say that surviving in the wild wouldnt be any more challanging than your current everyday life.

The only thing i can say against this book is that it is not country specific, so if you are wanting to know edible plants in New Zealand for example you will have to source another reference. But if thats all i can say bad about this book…

An interesting fact about this book, is that it is carried in the military by fighter pilots of several nations to use if they found themselves in a survival situation after being shot down.


The bestselling pocket size guide on how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea. This updated edition contains all the latest techniques on survival training and timeless advice from the foremost expert in survival, Lofty Wiseman. All of it is rooted in the training techniques of the Special Air Service, the world's most famous elite fighting force, in which Lofty served for 26 years.

The book covers all you'd ever want to know about the essentials of surviving in climates such as: the polar region, mountains, seashores, islands, tropical regions, or even at sea. Here's few of the many topics the book covers:

-food, what you can and can't eat
-animal tracking with numerous pics
-color pics of edible plants
-pictures of traps and how to trap things
-how to handle animals you've killed for food
-how to make a camp and various shelters
-knot tying pics
-first aid
-color pics of medicinal plants
-picures of dangerous/poisonous critters
-things to have in a survival kit

Using clear line drawings and colour illustrations, and new case studies and survival scenarios, Lofty describes survival techniques for if you find yourself at sea, in the mountains, at the polar icecaps, or in the desert, complete with what to do in a whole range of medical and meteorological emergencies. Whether you are a camper, a hiker, a sailor or simply engaged in general outdoor pursuits, this book could actually save your life.

Author Biography

John 'Lofty' Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service and was their Chief Survival Instructor. He remains the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians.
Release date Australia
August 8th, 2012
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
4th edition
(colour illus throughout)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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