SAS Urban Survival Handbook: How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards

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John "Lofty" Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook, the definitive guide to survival in the wild from Britain's Special Air Service. Now he has compiled a complete guide to survival in the urban jungle. Every year in America there are thousands of fatal accidents in the home—more than on the roads, and many more than in the great outdoors. Fire, electricity, water, gas, sharp knives, poisons, chemicals—these valuable tools can quickly become dangerous weapons when not treated with proper...
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Overview


John "Lofty" Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook, the definitive guide to survival in the wild from Britain's Special Air Service. Now he has compiled a complete guide to survival in the urban jungle. Every year in America there are thousands of fatal accidents in the home—more than on the roads, and many more than in the great outdoors. Fire, electricity, water, gas, sharp knives, poisons, chemicals—these valuable tools can quickly become dangerous weapons when not treated with proper respect and understanding. Add to these the risks of travel, terrorism, muggings, rape, tsunamis, and earthquakes. We are constantly reminded that the world is a dangerous place. Wiseman shows readers how to think realistically and practically about these perils in order to avoid them, whether they are at home, on the street, in school, or in transit. From self-defense techniques to home security systems to coping with natural disasters, this book will teach readers to recognize risks, make quick decisions, and live confidently in the modern urban world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620877111
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/24/2013
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 617,353
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John “Lofty” Wiseman served for twenty-six years with Britain’s SAS as their Chief Survival Instructor. He is the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians.
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  • Posted April 9, 2009

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    SAS Urban Survival Handbook

    In all fairness, this book would probably receive a higher rating if I were a resident of the UK. However, I'm not. Many of the tips, rules, etc. that Mr. Wiseman discusses are either unique to Britain or at least have nuances that make them MOSTLY unique to Britain. I do realize that the SAS is a British organization, I was simply hoping for a more generalized approach when I bought the book. There is still plenty of good information though. I'm going to venture to say that some of his warnings and tips near the point of paranoia, but I think he was merely trying to cover all the angles. A good resource book, but if you're looking for a comprehensive guide on how to handle the worst situations a city can throw at you, then you had better stick with the Worst Case Scenario series of books. Just my two cents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    This book is NOT what you think it is.

    As the other reviewer said, this book is a glorified safety book on very mundane things. It's ridiculous. All this book is good for is making you feel foolish for buying it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    NOT A GOOD REVIEW

    Hate to say it, but this book is a total DUD. Has nothing whasoever to do with what to do during / after any type of emergency situation. To me it's more like a home-repair guide! Don't bother....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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