SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive Anywhere, on Land or at Sea

SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive Anywhere, on Land or at Sea

by John Wiseman

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SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive Anywhere, on Land or at Sea by John Wiseman

Collins Gems are smartly designed pocket reference guides, providing knowledge at a glance on a wide variety of popular and timely topics. Packed with color photos and illustrations, and sporting durable flexi–bindings, these unique quick–reference books offer the minimum in size and the maximum in useful information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007183302
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 3.78(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Essentials13
Be Prepared14
Equipment16
Survival Kit18
Survival Pouch21
Knives23
Facing Disaster26
Water27
Salt36
Survival Log36
Climate & Terrain37
Climate Zones37
Polar Regions39
Mountains46
Seashores51
Islands56
Arid Regions58
Tropical Regions62
Food67
Food Values67
Food Plants68
Trees88
Fungi90
Arctic and Northern Plants95
Desert Plants97
Tropical Plants99
Seashore Plants105
Animals for Food107
Fish and Fishing146
Camp Craft157
Shelter and Making Camp157
Fire173
Cooking184
Preserving Food190
Organising the Camp195
Tools198
Furnishing the Camp203
Animal Products205
Ropes and Lines207
Knots209
Reading the Signs227
Maps227
Direction Finding229
Weather Signs237
On the Move243
The Decision to Move243
Planning A Route245
Moving in Groups247
Walking at Night248
Upland Travel248
Jungle Travel249
Waterways250
Survival At Sea257
Abandoning Ship257
In the Water258
Making A Landfall270
Rescue271
Signalling271
Signals and Codes273
Search284
Helicopter Rescue284
Health287
First Aid287
Unconscious Casualties288
Breathing and Pulse288
Choking and Blockages289
Not Breathing/No Pulse291
Artificial Respiration293
Is Heart Beating?296
Cardiac Compression296
Ar with Compression298
Severe Bleeding298
Wounds and Dressings301
Burns304
Fractures305
Sprains310
Dislocations310
Shock311
Bandaging312
Minor Ailments313
Moving the Injured314
Emergency Childbirth318
Bites319
General Poisoning320
General Disorders321
Diseases321
Warm Climate Diseases324
Warm-Climate Aliments326
Cold Climate Hazards327
Natural Medicine329
Plant Preparations329
Remedies330
Tropical Medicinal Plants333
Bites and Stings340
Poisonous Snakes342
Crocodiles and Alligators349
Dangerous Water Creatures350
Other Sea Creatures354
Disaster Strategies357
Predicting Disaster357
Drought357
Fire359
Flood365
Tsunami368
Avalanche369
Hurricane370
Tornado372
Lightning373
Earthquake375
Volcano378
Vehicles380

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