The SAS Survival Handbook

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9780002171854: The SAS Survival Handbook

How to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea

This is the original and bestselling survival handbook, the international bestseller which in the ten years since it was published has been often imitated but never bettered.

This 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.

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 SAS SURVIVAL HANDBOOK could actually save your life.

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How to survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea

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John 'Lofty' Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service (SAS) and was their Chief Survival Instructor. His book is their complete course: how to survive outdoors, on land or sea, in any weather, in any part of the world.

BE PREPARED
Planning to survive, from making a pocket survival kit to knowing how to obtain water and other basic needs.

STRATEGY
Dealing with accidents and escape procedures, and adapting to terrain – polar regions, mountains, seashores, islands, deserts and the tropics

FOOD
What you need to keep going – edible plants, animals and insects – plus animals tracks and techniques for hunting, trapping, fishing and handling the kill

CAMP CRAFT
Skills for building shelter, making and using fire, preparing survival meals, using tools and ropes, lashings and knots

READING SIGNS
Not only reading but how to make maps and compasses, plus other ways of direction finding and also predicting the weather

ON THE MOVE
Knowing when to break camp, planning your route, tackling the terrain and making sledges and rafts

HEALTH
First aid priorities, natural medicine and treatment procedures for tropical and other diseases, cold-climate hazards and dangerous or poisonous creatures

SURVIVAL AT SEA
What to do if you have to abandon ship – survival afloat and how to make a landfall

RESCUE
Different signals and ways of signalling, plus various rescue techniques

DISASTERS
What to do if you have to cope with drought, flood or fire, hurricanes or earthquakes, chemical accidents or nuclear incidents

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