The bestselling guide to how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea. Written by ex-SAS survival expert John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman.
Have you thought about how you would deal with surviving out in the wild with nothing but the plants you could forage? Do you wonder how you would manage if you were lost and had to set up an improvised camp? Can you tie knots or make basic weather forecasts? All the above and much more are covered in the Gem SAS Survival Guide.
The book is based on the training techniques of the Special Air Service, the world’s most famous elite fighting force. Whether you are a camper, a hiker, a sailor or anyone else engaged in outdoor pursuits, this reference bible could actually save your life.
Using clear line drawings and colour illustrations, survival techniques from the sea to the mountains and from the polar icecaps to the desert are described, complete with what to do in a whole range of medical and meteorological emergencies.
This edition has been updated to reflect rapidly changing developments in communication, textile and survival technologies, to make the most of your outdoor pursuits.
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How to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at seaFrom the Back Cover:
John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service (SAS) and his best-selling book is based on the training techniques of the world’s most famous elite fighting force.
This definitive guide shows you how to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea, for campers, hikers, sailors and all those interested in outdoor pursuits.
Updated and revised, this new edition is in a rucksack-friendly format and comes in a practical plastic case.
Be prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials such as a pocket survival kit.
Strategy: Handling every kind of situation, from dealing with accidents to adapting to different climates and terrain such as polar regions, mountains, coastal areas, deserts and the tropics.
Food: What to eat, where to find it (using the miniature field guide), how to prepare and store it.
Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing different types of shelter, organizing camp and using the relevant tools and knots.
Reading the signs: Not only map reading but also determining your direction by using natural resources as well as reading the weather.
On the move: Skills to assess a variety of routes and how to tackle them.
Health: First aid procedures and the natural treatment of tropical diseases, medical disorders and cold climate hazards as well as advice on the dangers of poisonous creatures and plants
Survival at sea: How to abandon a ship and survive afloat with a guide to obtaining food and the dangers of sharks.
Rescue: Important signalling codes, techniques and types of rescue.
Disasters: What to do if confronted with natural disasters such as fire, drought, flood, lightning, eathquakes and chemical accidents as well as surviving at home if all services and supplies are cut off.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007183305
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007183305