SAS Survival Guide 2e (Collins Gem): For Any Climate, for Any Situation Paperback – Jan 26 2010
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Pages: 384 Language: English Publisher: Collins Reference SAS Survival Guide 2E is the revised and updated edition of the world's preeminent survival guide. covering everything from basic first aid and campcraft to strategies for coping with any type of disaster Long considered the supreme handbook. for outdoor skills and preparedness. this new edition-expanded by renowned survival expert John Lofty Wiseman to include information on all of the latest navigation and survival technology-is a must-have for all campers. hikers. boaters. and adventurers.
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1) Concise, is an encyclopedia of info on how to survive in most biomes.
2) Cheap, for the information it contains the price is incredible. To think that all this knowledge is only 10$!!!
3) Organized. Because its been around for so long the organization has been optimized.
4) Written by a well researched and experienced author.
1) There is an app available for iOS and Android that you must purchase on top of this book, it would be nice if that were included in the package. The digital version includes some useful tools that utilize your smart phones sensors.
2) Bad pictures. The recent survival craze has unleashed a massive amount of high quality survival books with comparable info to this one, some of which are very well illustrated with real photos especially of plants, user friendly infographics etc this has black and white drawings and some colored drawings of plants that are useless.
3) Plant pictures won't help you much. Its hard to identify certain plants accuratley even with real photos due to look alikes and the fact that plants look widley different depending on what stage of growth its at. Relying on the drawings in this book may be rolling the dice...
4) No depth. This book covers a broad array of topics in a narrow way, you are likely better off buying a survival book tailored to your ecosystem/ biome.
5) Redundant weight. As said above, carrying a heavy book in the boreal forest in which only 50% of it will be pertainent to your environment may be a waste of weight and space...Read more ›
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.Read more ›
make sure you bring your glasses, the print is a little small. but how else where they gonna fit all this information into a small booklet.
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.
A must have for any traveler's backpack.
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Whoever's hands this "handbook" fit in must be a beast. The thing is bigger than most of my textbooks for grad school. 10/10 for Lofty. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I keep a copy of this in my backpack wherever and whenever I travel. It is small enough that you will never notice it taking up any space, but still filled with tons of great... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Ralston
Very interesting info. It just happens that we had a week long power outage due to freezing rain. I have learned how to melt a snow on the stove without burning a pot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brampton, Ontario
Best book youll ever buy lots of great info at a time of need or just great readPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer