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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company; Revised edition (Feb. 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061992860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061992865
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A classic outdoor manual. ... Written by John Wiseman, former survival instructor for Britain’s elite Special Air Service (an all-conditions strike force considered by some to be tougher than the U.S. Navy SEALs), the book addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. ... Don’t leave home without it.” (Outside magazine) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Includes new case studies and survival scenarios

The experts' survival techniques, based on John 'Lofty' Wiseman's 26 years in the SAS

Practical, easy-to-follow advice with diagrams and color illustrations

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Volk #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME on Feb. 19 2011
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This is a great book for reviewing the basic concepts around a huge range of survival situations and skills. The book starts off with a few chapters on the basics of survival- mental attitudes, equipment, planning, and general tips. It then briefly explores how to survive, in basic terms, in different wilderness environments, from deserts to rain forests to the arctic. Each environment gets four to six pages, so this isn't a detailed, in-depth look at survival. Rather, it's a quick look meant to point out some of the more important information.

Next up is my biggest disappointment in the book. Out of almost six hundred pages, around one hundred are spent talking about finding food. Even though the book repeatedly states how you can go for weeks without food and still survive. Tips on mushroom picking, plant harvesting, and especially hunting are likely to be futile at best, back-fire at worst. There are nice color pictures of various plants which is a helpful bonus, but many edible plants look dangerously like poisonous plants, even more so with mushrooms, so this is a dangerous bit of advice. As for hunting, the idea of someone crashing in a plane, building their own bow, then hunting, killing, skinning, and eating big game is somewhere between ludicrous and sheer fantasy. So while the chapter was sort of fun to read, some of the space could have been better utilized elsewhere.

Following this chapter are chapters including: finding and building shelters, rope use, first aid, navigation, signaling, and surviving in ocean environments. The book ends with a description of survival in urban disasters, ranging from terrorist attacks to tsunami's. The last page of the book reiterates the author's basic philosophy. The most important facet of survival is will.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles S on Jan. 22 2013
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This book will get you through most survival situations. While extensive, it should not be your only source of knowledge. The plant section is excellent (although not exhaustive) and includes colour drawings to better help you identify different types. Quite a few plants that were listed can be used for other purposes which were not listed, this is why other knowledge sources are key!

A must have for any traveler's backpack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dave Beaupre on Jan. 5 2013
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I choose this rating 4 out of 5 because of my age and my eyesight. The book is top notch information and I highly recommend its purchase to everybody. My only concern was on the small size of the book (although who wants to lug around a big heavy book in a survival situation) and the need to wear reading glasses. Still 4 1/2 out of 5 is a high rating and everyone can learn some amazing information from this book.Thankyou Dave
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sasa Radosavcevic on Jan. 7 2014
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I am still half way through and is jam packed book with a survival tips and techniques.I can not comment in full but so far is very good book.But for all weekend warriors and survivalist applying these skills in real life situation is something that this book will provide, but does require practice.Like the fact that I can learn how to skin small animal etc...Print quality is fairly decent some color stuff too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FBi on April 11 2012
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There will always be different philosophies when it comes to survival. With that in mind, this book has snares, colour pictures of plants, pictures of snakes, howto's for building a shelter, starting fires, and so... so much more!

you may be a survivalist, and you may disagree with some of the things mentioned in this book, but you cannot disagree about owning this book. It is a must have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tyler on Feb. 7 2013
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This book has lots of great information with regards to your survival. There are many different tricks tips and tools to use while you are out surviving on the land. This book is geared towards those who do not have significant knowledge of the outdoor survival skills, however would likely serve as a great refresher for those who do! Awesome purchase, glad to add it to my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Q. T. Vo TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 19 2014
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Nice little reading! It might be a little over the top if you just go camping, but the knowledge in this book is never truly lost, as it could save your life! If you like TV series about surviving in the wild, this book is right up your alley!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By patagaway on July 24 2012
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covers many subjects but cannot go into a lot of detail or the book would be huge. Good as a field gide if many of the subjects have been previously researched. Not a one book fix, though. Still it will get you out of a fix if you are stuck.
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