SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the WIld, in Any Climate, on Land Or at Sea

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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 2004 - Reference - 576 pages
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The SAS Survival Handbook is the Special Air Service's complete course in being prepared for any type of emergency. John 'Lofty' Wiseman presents real strategies for surviving in any type of situation, from accidents and escape procedures, including chemical and nuclear to successfully adapting to various climates (polar, tropical, desert), to identifying edible plants and creating fire. The book is extremely practical and is illustrated throughout with easy-to-understand line art and diagrams.

  

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I had read about this some time ago as being the "definitive guide" to wilderness survival, a topic of great interest to me. This book is fantastic - based on a lifetime serving in the Special Air ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
CLIMATE TERRAIN
62
FOOD
108
CAMP CRAFT
244
READING THE SIGNS
348
ON THE MOVE
372
HEALTH
416
SURVIVAL AT
480
RESCUE
491
DISASTERS
528
POSTSCRIPT
572
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Page 86 - In high surf, swim shoreward in the trough between waves. When the seaward wave approaches, face it and submerge. After it passes, work shoreward in the next trough. • If you are caught in the undertow of a large wave, push off the bottom or swim to the surface and proceed shoreward as above. • If you must land on a rocky shore, look for a place where the waves rush up onto the rocks. Avoid places where the waves explode with a high white spray. Swim slowly in making your approach— you will...
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Page 517 - Message: RETURN TO BASE Flare signal: Green Sound signal: Prolonged succession of blasts Light signal: Prolonged succession of flashes Flares Any flare will be investigated in a search, but choose one best fitted to the location.
Page 100 - Below them, smaller trees produce a canopy so thick that little light reaches the jungle floor. Seedlings struggle beneath them to reach light and masses of vines and lianas twine up to the sun. Ferns, mosses and herbaceous plants push through a thick carpet of leaves and a great variety of fungi grow on leaves and fallen trunks.
Page 565 - Stand the can in water, pierce a small hole in the top to avoid the risk of explosion and plug it with a twist of cloth so that water cannot enter the can. Alternatively, boil the water, remove it from the heat and place the unpierced can in the water. This takes longer for the can to heat through.
Page 157 - Peel it back with a knife to reveal the inner layer. This is mildly sweet and can be eaten raw — but can be made more digestible by long boiling, which will reduce it to a gelatinous mass. It can then be roasted and ground for use as flour.
Page 110 - A calory is the unit of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one litre of water by one degree centigrade. This fuel...
Page 89 - The best way to kill an octopus is to turn it inside out: place a hand inside the fleshy hood, grab the innards and pull hard. Try it on a small octopus first! It takes practise so until you are proficient stab the octopus between the eyes or bang it against a rock.

About the author (2004)

John 'Lofty' Wiseman served in the British Special Air Service (SAS) for twenty-six years. The "SAS Survival Handbook" is based on the training techniques of this world-famous elite fighting force.

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