SAS Desert Survival

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Anyone venturing into the desert, either by crossing on foot, vehicle, or in an aircraft (other than a commercial flight) should be prepared. Desert regions are those least likely to have an easily available source of water. Nevertheless, the survivor must find a water supply or they will die. No matter how abundant the rest of your survival resources are, without water your time is limited.

To travel or stay put is one of the great dilemmas any survivor must face. The factors ...

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Overview


Anyone venturing into the desert, either by crossing on foot, vehicle, or in an aircraft (other than a commercial flight) should be prepared. Desert regions are those least likely to have an easily available source of water. Nevertheless, the survivor must find a water supply or they will die. No matter how abundant the rest of your survival resources are, without water your time is limited.

To travel or stay put is one of the great dilemmas any survivor must face. The factors governing any decision should be based on where you are, your chances of survival if you stay put, where you intend moving to and the related hazards in getting there. Without communications it is difficult to assess whether there will be a rescue attempt, and even if there is, it would be presumptive to believe that they will locate you. Additionally, having the physical and mental ability, plus the resources to travel and reach a given point accurately is also a major factor.

The SAS Guide to Desert Survival prepares the traveler for any situation they may find themselves in while venturing across desert and arid areas. It will explain the need for an immediate plan, as time will be against you, as well as how to dress for the ultimate protection from the sun and the cold (yes, deserts get very cold at night). The book will show you how and when to travel, as well as how to navigate a route to safety. The desert has two main advantages: the sun and the general clearness of visibility; a simple heliograph will flash a signal to both ground and air rescue services up to twenty-five miles away.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620872741
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,446,905
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Davies, BEM spent eighteen years in the British Special Air Service serving around the globe. He participated in the storming of the hijacked Lufthansa plane at Mogadishu in 1977 and was awarded the British Empire Medal. He is the author of The Complete SAS Survival Manual and The SAS Self-Defense Handbook. Davies lives in England.
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Table of Contents

Basic Equipment 8
Medical Priorities 18
Survival Medicine 32
Shelter 44
Fire 54
Water 68
Food 78
Navigation 124
Survival Travel 136
Rescue 150
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    OK but not great

    I bought this book a few years ago along with others in the SAS survival series. As a desert survival book it's merely OK. The SAS book has the usual optimistic advice on solar stills, along with some curious advice such as drinking sap from birch trees (in the desert??). The section on navigation isn't detailed enough to be of any real use (nor does it contain much on GPS). The advice on desert hazards like sandstorms, snakes, etc. is too little and too generalized. There is also a lot of rehashed material on snares, traps and fishing, little of it applicable to most desert survival situations. By contrast there's only about nine pages on finding and carrying enough water. I think there are better desert survival books out there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Sophia

    Strolls in and waits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Blaze to shawn

    U do wana play a one on one basketball game im so gonna win

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Shawn

    Alright, lets se what lebron here can do. Oh, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Emilee

    Looks down letting tears all as she leaves

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    Posted March 9, 2014

    Felicity

    *Promptly clenches her walls around him, letting out a soft moan off approval.*

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    Posted March 8, 2014

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    Cyrus

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    chloe

    I told u cyrus not to mess with me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Cyrus

    *smiles and begins to thrust in and out slowly and softly*

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    Posted January 3, 2010

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