The SAS Survival Handbook

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9780002727747: The SAS Survival Handbook

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 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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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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