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5.0 out of 5 stars 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...
Published on Jan. 17 2008 by "Outdoor" Jack

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3.0 out of 5 stars OK for general use, with a few glaring problems
It may be 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...
Published on Oct. 31 2003 by Peter


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference, Aug. 23 1998
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
"The SAS Survival Handbook" is an excellent source of information on the art of survival. It contains excellent diagrams and graphics and even the most seasoned of survivalists may learn something new. A must for your library, backpack, boat, bunker or bomb shelter...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Size does matter!, Oct. 14 1998
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
Too bad this book isn't really "handbook" sized! It would be a great companion to any outdoor expedition if it weren't such a large book. However, the information inside is invaluable. Read it, memorize it, and read it again! It could literally save your life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a very informative survival book, Jan. 7 2001
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this book explains everything! after reading it there is nothing i don't know how to do. it covers shelter,food,clothing, tools,ropes and knots and tons of other stuff one need to know to survive.i reccomend it to anyone who likes the outdoors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't leave home without it., Nov. 8 1999
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
My Gem Collins mini book has been all over the world with me, from Tasmania, to Yellowknife as well as Croatia and points in between. I even drag it out camping, and use it to study up on edible stuff;an essential, lightweight piece of kit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great production, April 4 1998
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
This book is very meticulously and professionally organized, with a visually appealing and iconographic layout. Superb drawings and illustrations, and authoritative guidelines and instructions make for a pleasurable and informative read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest, May 7 1999
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
I actually was stranded in the woods for eight days because of a mishap. My car broke down when I got a flat, and smashed into a tree. I had this book with me, and I would not be alive if it weren't written. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!, Jan. 17 2014
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Was a great read, received it promptly and in good condition. Good for bringing camping, hiking or any outdoorsy activity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the ONE book, Oct. 21 2008
This review is from: SAS Survival Guide (Paperback)
I'm also a big fan of this book. I also have the Collins Gem version so I can put into my backpack when I feel like trying out something else.

One of the big things that people criticize (survival) books on is not being comprehensive. Well, if it was, it wouldn't be one book! It'd be an Encyclopedia!!

Lets face it - There are whole books written on just trees, mushrooms and wildlife I.D (Audubon Society series) , books on plants and what to do with them (The Magic and Medicine of plants), Survival trapping (too many to list), Map and Compass (Staying Found), Camping tips (Roughing it Easy) and on and on and on!

I mean really, If you're going to visit Egypt, get a book on Desert survival. Going to the North Pole? Get that book, Gonna take your yacht on a long cruise, get one on sea Survival...

But if you wanted one book that covers everything decently to well, out of all the survival books I've seen this is the One Book.

I think the author did a hell of a job condensing this into something that's not 50 lbs. It's basic enough for even the novice survivor to use, and it's got enough hard-core info for anyone else.

If you can only have one survival book, I would recommend this one. Otherwise, start your Library of all the survival books you can afford on every subject out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best, June 18 1999
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
This book is absolutely the best I've seen so far. Graphical details en easy to understand concepts. This book is a must have for all outdoors people and especially scouts and Royal Rangers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a very informative & interesting read!!!, July 12 1999
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This review is from: The SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea (Paperback)
This book tells you how to survive in the wild. It may be a bit gory in parts but if you've read this, you will be able to survive in the most extreme outdoors.
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