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  • ISBN-13: 9780006531401
  • Publisher: Harper UK Entertainment
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 569
  • Product dimensions: 21.61 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Survive- anywhere.

    No need for a long review here. This book was written by a professional soldier who was in the SAS, or the Special Air Service. For those not in the know, that's an elite unit of the British Army trained to carry out operations in ALL parts of the world. Eventually, the author became a survival instructor to the SAS, so you can be sure that this guy knows his stuff. <BR/><BR/>The book covers all you'd ever want to know about the essentials of surviving in climates such as: the polar region, mountains, seashores, islands, tropical regions, or even at sea. Here's few of the many topics the book covers: <BR/><BR/>-food, what you can and can't eat <BR/>-animal tracking with numerous pics <BR/>-color pics of edible plants <BR/>-pictures of traps and how to trap things <BR/>-how to handle animals you've killed for food <BR/>-how to make a camp and various shelters <BR/>-knot tying pics <BR/>-first aid <BR/>-color pics of medicinal plants <BR/>-picures of dangerous/poisonous critters <BR/>-things to have in a survival kit <BR/><BR/>A very handy resource for anybody who enjoys outdoor/wilderness activities, it's just a darn good thing to have around in case of emergencies- or even just to look at the pictures! Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a shoulder problem that is interfering with your outdoor activities.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

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    Awesome Book

    This book is awesome. I read it almost everyday. It explains every type of survival skill from trapping animals to surviving a nuclear holocaust. Some parts I think they could've wrote a little more detail but for the size of the book it still holds alot of information. All in all a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Survive- anywhere.

    No need for a long review here. This book was written by a professional soldier who was in the SAS, or the Special Air Service. For those not in the know, that's an elite unit of the British Army trained to carry out operations in ALL parts of the world. Eventually, the author became a survival instructor to the SAS, so you can be sure that this guy knows his stuff...... The book covers all you'd ever want to know about the essentials of surviving in climates such as: the polar region, mountains, seashores, islands, tropical regions, or even at sea. Here's few of the many topics the book covers: -food, what you can and can't eat -animal tracking with numerous pics -color pics of edible plants -pictures of traps and how to trap things -how to handle animals you've killed for food -how to make a camp and various shelters -knot tying pics -first aid -color pics of medicinal plants -picures of dangerous/poisonous critters -things to have in a survival kit..... A very handy resource for anybody who enjoys outdoor/wilderness activities, it's just a darn good thing to have around in case of emergencies- or even just to look at the pictures!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2007

    An incredible wealth of knowledge!

    Wiseman truly understands what it takes for outdoor survival. This book will prepare you for the mental and physical obsticles that you will encounter should you ever be in danger in the wild. I have read it 4 times and continue to read it to keep sharp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    SUPER-DUPER

    This book is totaly rad. It gives great info on almost any enviroment you may be in. It didn't say to much about the desert, but that hasn't bothered me in the least. As for surviving with extreme temperatures, harsh terrain, and any general situation with may be stuck in, it is a great source of knowledge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2006

    Useful for some, but not all environments..

    Because of the sheer volume of information required, it's probably impossible to write a survival book that is accurate and authoritative on all environments and all areas of the world, and this is something to keep in mind when purchasing a general survival book like the SAS Survival Handbook. For the most part, it's quite good and gives excellent information on outdoors survival in most temperate climates. HOWEVER, one place the book does fall down is in areas such as desert survival. There is little specialized information for deserts here, which differ greatly even between each other in plant life, temperature range, and terrain. Deserts also require additional survival training on navigation, GPS, map & compass (please don't try the watch-hand method in remote desert!), water collection, heat illnesses, sun protection. Animal/plant hazard information is also very different. What there is in this book on desert survival is often too optimistic (i.e., desert survival still and transpiration bag) or too general and vague to be of much use (one example: the barrel cactus is listed as a source of moisture, but - one variety has drinkable sap, one will make you somewhat sick, one can kill you - better know how to identify them). For those interested in desert survival I would definitely recommend more specialized books that are written by persons with daily experience of the various deserts of the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2004

    OUTSTANDING!!

    A must read for anyone that spends alot of time in the woods or traveling abroad. Especially those that spend alot of time looking for the lost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    suvival plane and simple

    This was a helpful book and I used it meny times to help me when I was lost in the north Maine woods for three days and when fooling around in the wilderness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2004

    best all in one surival book you can buy

    This book is fantastic, i myself have used if for real, and everything in it are real tested methods used by the SAS. it has suvival tips for all occasions, even nucluer holocausts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2003

    Mostly OK survival book, with some missteps

    Good basic book overall for most survival enthusiasts, but does have a few flaws. Concentrates mostly on forest and alpine survival, especially in the edible plants section. Navigation information, critical to survival in some environments, is almost nonexistent, and in the case of some dated advice, such as using your watch to tell direction is a great way to get very lost, very quickly. (If you can arrange to have a survival kit and knife with you at all times, surely you can keep a map and small compass handy?) Some of the improvised hunting tools may not really be workable as depicted, build before needing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2002

    It was GREAT!!!!!!!

    The Book told you how to: make shelter,find berries and plants that are edible ETC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    Survive

    With this book, I can build a better shelter for the Arctic than an Eskimo. This has to be the #1 reference for survival anywhere. Read this book, and remember whats in it. It is a very good book, I would reccomend it for camping, backpacking, sailing, first-aid, or just for info. I never knew you could kill an octopus instantly by turning it inside out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    VERY GOOD BOOK

    This is one of the best books I have read on survival in the outdoors. Its informative, it has color pictures of plants, berries, etc. Of stuff you can eat and you should stay away from.

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