But the new third edition of John “Lofty” Wiseman’s “SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere,” has changed me. JOHN ‘LOFTY’ WISEMAN THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE I became the survival instructor to the SAS and it was my responsibility to. The SAS Survival Handbook is a survival guide by British author and professional soldier, John Wiseman, John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition; William Morrow Paperbacks () ISBN ; ^ SAS.

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People give this book shit for covering things like that but the point of the book is to cover as many scenarios as possible. I only p I love this small wonder! As the book states you need to practice your skills and can’t rely on this book alone but hey, it’s a great starting point.

I read this when I was homeless in England — which is the time when you want to be reading a survival book written by a SAS guy. Topics that are focused on in the book are wide in variety. This is probably one of the most comprehensive book about wilderness survival ever written.

If the reader does not believe that they would not benefit from this book because they would not read it, having a copy around cannot hurt since it covers topics varying widely. If you got lost in a wild place like any forest and if you have find this book in your backpack, man, you are most luckiest person on this earth. Just reiterate the 3 key points to remember for survival – in the shape of a triangle: There’s a fine section on eating insects that is missing from other guides. Lists with This Book.

This would also be good to learn about camping too. Published March 1st by HarperResource first published Of course, to understand that chapter better, I’ll have to practice. Oct 28, Omar Alhashimi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nothing can beat it. That was the incident that finally kicked by stupid I read this when I was homeless in England — which is the time when you want to be reading a survival book written by a SAS guy.


This is a good toilet read and something valuable to consult before heading out on any outdoor trip. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I now feel prepared should my car drive off of a cliff onto a frozen tundra. It covers every major climatic region and survival at sea and how to get through various man-made and natural disasters.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But shit can always happen. Sure, I am an urbanite.

That was the surival that finally kicked by stupid arse back to America where I was born — sadly, psychotic ex-boyfriends were not covered by Wiseman. If the squirrels start disappearing from my front yard Being in a survival situation is not ideal but being prepared can never hurt. John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates polar, tropical, desertto identifying edible plants and creating fire.

And one for the cocker spaniels. Get off the Xbox. This book is a must-have resource for survivalists, backpackers, hunters, trappers, preppers of all sorts, and even johb. He really goes into great detail maintaining a level of detail not seen in jon books. And as part of the Malaysian Doomsday Prepper’s Commmunity, this book is a must-read for any and all.

It covers everything you’ll ever need to know, plus a ton you hope you won’t need. There are clear, often colour illustrations for edible and poisonous plants and for tying knots, while the instruction The SAS SURVIVAL MANUAL won acclaim upon its publication inboth because of its clear organization and the illustrious career of the soldier behind it, John “Lofty” Wiseman who served for 26 years and participated in operations all over the world.

Survivall and try again. Full of unforgettable tips like”Keep a journal” and “Fish eyes contain water” letting you realize just how bad it has to get if you really want to bother staying handbool. If Oprah was really interested in helping people, she’d add this book to her book club. If it weren’t for this book, I wouldn’t know the first thing about rabbit starvation, emergency childbirth, or the deadly candiru. This book really helped although practical application is really what is needed.


I’ve long been a fan of the outdoors and I’m thoroughly impressed by Les Stroud, aka Survivorman. For anyone who is interested in survival in wild, buy this book!

Survivalists often acquire emergency medical and self-defense training, stockpile food and water, prepare to become self-sufficient, and build structures e. This is great for reading straight through because it reviews older material so it lofyt not forgot. There is a big list of edible, medicinal and extremely poisonous plants in the book. There was a particularly interesting chapter on snares and traps that look like they only require a survival knife and possibly some shoelaces.

I would also recommend this to everyone because I enjoyed reading it.

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Reading about it and implementing it in a real survival situation are two different things. Seriously, I was fascinated by this book, and I have the strangest urge to buy a good knife and always keep in on my person now Even if you aren’t that adventurous its c This book is wizeman one of the few that I always take me whenever I travel or go on a trip.

Technically a lot of information even for someone who is just going off to camp. Also, the final section on surviving disasters in the city feels unnecessary, as I imagine most readers are thinking of the wilderness when they pick this up.

SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea

It includes colour images of edible plants and of those that are poisonous. This book has made me confident to tackle any challenges facing me.

Jul 24, Lewiss rated it really liked survuval.

I found the information to be the perfect amount was it keeps attention and get the information through. Jan 13, Bernard Chen rated it really liked it.