SAS Desert Survival

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620879190

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 9424

Anyone venturing into the desert, either by crossing on foot, vehicle, or in an aircraft (other than a commercial flight) should be prepared. Desert regions are those least likely to have an easily available source of water. Nevertheless, the survivor must find a water supply or they will die. No matter how abundant the rest of your survival resources are, without water your time is limited. To travel or stay put is one of the great dilemmas any survivor must face. The factors governing any decision should be based on where you are, your chances of survival if you stay put, where you intend moving to and the related hazards in getting there. Without communications it is difficult to assess whether there will be a rescue attempt, and even if there is, it would be presumptive to believe that they will locate you. Additionally, having the physical and mental ability, plus the resources to travel and reach a given point accurately is also a major factor. The SAS Guide to Desert Survival prepares the traveler for any situation they may find themselves in while venturing across desert and arid areas. It will explain the need for an immediate plan, as time will be against you, as well as how to dress for the ultimate protection from the sun and the cold (yes, deserts get very cold at night). The book will show you how and when to travel, as well as how to navigate a route to safety. The desert has two main advantages: the sun and the general clearness of visibility; a simple heliograph will flash a signal to both ground and air rescue services up to twenty-five miles away.
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SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062386719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 5282

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival "A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”--Outside magazine Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.
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SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem)

For any climate, for any situation

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 7222

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 *Visit the Apple iTunes store to be fully equipped with the SAS Survival Guide iPhone App.
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SAS Urban Survival Handbook

How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards

Author: John "Lofty" Wiseman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510722467

Category: Reference

Page: 593

View: 9011

John “Lofty” Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook, the definitive guide to survival in the wild from Britain’s Special Air Service. Now he has compiled the complete guide to surviving among crowds of people, the mazes of office buildings, the dangers of an unfeeling city—put simply, how to stay safe in the urban jungle. Thousands of preventable fatalities occur in the home every year— more than on the roads, more than in the great outdoors. Household chemicals, electricity, cooking knives, and rodent poisons—in the wrong hands and with improper usage, these day-to-day resources bring danger to your home. Add to this the risks of moving through city streets (the threat of rape, muggings, and gang violence) and the menace of natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, blizzards) that cannot be avoided. Every day serves as a constant reminder: The world is truly a frightening place. The SAS Urban Survival Guide advises readers to think practically about urban environments and offers tips and instructions on how to avoid hazards wherever one goes. From self-defense techniques to home security systems to coping with natural disasters, this book teaches readers to recognize danger, make quick decisions, and live confidently in the modern world.
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SAS Jungle Survival

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620879204

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 8538

When we think of jungles, we often think of a densely forested area with thick foliage; this is what is known as a primary jungle. But jungles can also include swamps, grasslands, and cultivated areas. Primary jungles can fall into the category of either a tropical rain forest or a deciduous forest, depending on the types of trees and plants found growing there. A tropical rain forest is typified by having tall trees whose upper branches interlock to form canopies. Yet of all the environments in which man has to survive, the jungle offers the best chance. The SAS have operated in the jungle for years, sometimes staying in the forest for months at a time. They developed a technique whereby they had two sets of clothing, one for daytime use and one for night. Just before they went to sleep they would change from their wet clothing, which was normally hung under the shelter to dry out. In the morning they would change from their dry clothing and put on the wet. It is an uncomfortable change, but one that guaranteed a good night’s sleep in dry clothing. The SAS Guide to Jungle Survival will teach the reader to come to terms with the jungle environment, understand it, and work with it as opposed to “fighting it.” The jungle forest can provide shelter, food, and water in abundance, and this book will show you how. If the jungle offers any problems, it is with disease and wild animals; The SAS Guide to Jungle Survival will show you how to avoid and resist both and come out alive.
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SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780062378071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 3874

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.
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SAS Survival Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Author: John Wiseman

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007595860

Category: Outdoor life

Page: 672

View: 9135

The ultimate guide to survival, this edition now includes the most essential urban survival tips for today, supplementing the fully updated original, bestselling handbook. With an added and up-to-date section on Urban Survival, ex-SAS survival expert John "Lofty" Wiseman classic guidance on how to survive on land, at sea, trekking in mountainous, desert or arctic regions, or in the midst of an unforeseen disaster, is now more thorough than ever. Including updated sections on mobile phones, mobile video and the internet, this new edition will be the only survival handbook you'll ever need. NEW CONTENTS INCLUDE: How to Save the Planet Poison and Chemical Hazards in the City Safety in the Office Terrorism and Self Defence
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The Complete SAS Survival Manual

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626369194

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 8940

The essential survival training of the British Special Air Service (SAS). 360 color illustrations
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SAS and Elite Forces Guide Hunting

Essential Hunting and Survival Skills from the World's Elite Forces

Author: Christopher Mcnab

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493011553

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 5579

Elite Forces Handbook of Hunting and Shooting demonstrates the core skills involved in being a self-reliant hunter. From tracking large game to shooting wild pheasant, this book is the essential guide to finding, killing and surviving off animals in the wild.
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SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition

For Any Climate, in Any Situation

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061733199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

View: 3699

For Any Climate, in Any Situation Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off.
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Ultimate SAS Survival

Author: John Wiseman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007312857

Category: Survival

Page: 399

View: 3394

This is the original and best survival handbook, now in an exclusive package.Lofty's extensive survival experience and tried and tested techniques are the choice of both survival expert and novice, and the text is specially crafted to prepare you for any and every situation, wherever you are in the world.Lofty imparts his much sought-after knowledge in a new illustrated top-of-the-range gift format, wonderfully packaged as a hardback covered with camouflage cloth, filled with informative and attractive photography.All the advice is firmly rooted in the training techniques of the world's most elite fighting force, the SAS.Whether you are on land, at sea, trekking in mountainous, desert or arctic regions, or in the midst of an unforeseen disaster, Lofty will teach you how to survive.NEW CONTENTS INCLUDE:Step-by-step photography showing you such fundamental survival skills as shelter building, lighting a fire, signalling for rescue, basic first aid, setting up and furnishing a camp, setting up traps.Also includes photography of plants, animals and trees you might be likely to encounter in various climates, to enable easy recognition when you're foraging for food.Case studies form an important part of the text, giving the reader real-life stories to learn from, and test their knowledge against.
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The Survival Handbook

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465453990

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 7691

The ultimate visual guide to camping, the wilderness, and outdoor survival skills, in a handy portable format and packaged in a functional mess pan. The Survival Handbook combines proven, no-nonsense military survival skills with indigenous bushcraft techniques. Written by a Royal Navy Chief Survival Instructor with more than 30 years' experience, this guide covers everything from choosing the right gear to map-reading to finding and preparing food to first aid and how to react in a worst-case-scenario emergency, and even includes real-life survival stories. Clear step-by-step instructions and more than 500 specially commissioned illustrations bring each featured skill to life, and a directory on wild foods and natural dangers serves as a quick reference. Packaged in a functional mess pan case--an essential survival tool--The Survival Handbook is more than just a book, and is a great gift for anyone who loves camping and adventuring in the wilderness. Fully updated and covering everything you need to know to prepare for a camping trip and what to do if something goes wrong, The Survival Handbook is the ultimate guide to the great outdoors.
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Extreme Wilderness Survival

Essential Knowledge to Survive Any Outdoor Situation Short-Term or Long-Term, With or Without Gear and Alone or With Others

Author: Craig Caudill

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143504

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3192

Real-World Tactics for Safety and Survival in Extreme Situations For the beginner and way beyond, Extreme Wilderness Survival has what every outdoorsman needs to stay safe in the woods: the right mind-set, skills, advanced tactics and gear choices based on real experiences. Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School has spent four decades gathering expertise in outdoor survival—including two 30-day solo sabbaticals in remote woods with only a knife. He teaches military personnel as well as everyday citizens how to avoid trouble and what to do when you can’t avoid it. In this book, Craig puts it all together in a sensible way, step by step, for almost any scenario—from getting lost alone to extreme group tactics. You’ll learn how to: · Strengthen your mental fortitude · Heighten awareness to avoid danger · Hunt, fish and forage for food · Make gear from scratch · Use tactics and self-defense to fight off predators · Track animals and other people · Choose the right gear to help you get home safe always In this book, you’ll learn how to work with nature, not against it, so you can travel with a healthy dose of confidence and caution, stay safe and survive no matter what dangers you encounter.
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Real World SAS Survival Guide

Author: Phil Campion

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782068538

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 8482

Any Threat. Any Situation. Sorted. The 21st century is a place fraught with danger. Nobody is better placed to help counter these everyday threats than ex-SAS survival expert Phil Campion. He imparts much sought-after knowledge on all aspects of modern life, from advice on how to make your home safer and how to survive your daily commute, to the seemingly more distant threat of how to survive in a war zone or if caught in a man-made disaster. Drawing on his elite combat experience and a career which has taken him to some of the world's most dangerous places, Big Phil will help you face any threat, in any situation, anywhere.
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SAS Mountain and Arctic Survival

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1620879182

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 922

It is difficult to imagine how anyone would enter into a polar or mountainous region unprepared. You’re prepared for your journey or you arrive by accident; for example, the aircraft you are traveling in has crash-landed over the frozen tundra, or your mode of transport has broken down in the wilderness. In all cases, providing you are uninjured, your chances of survival are good. Planned travel in a cold or mountainous environment should mean that you are well clothed and equipped. In both winter and summer, the Northern Arctic offers an abundant supply of water and food; shelter can be found or constructed above and below the tree line. The real threat comes from the cold, injury, and simply doing nothing. During the Second World War a number of service men became marooned in the arctic wasteland—most of them died. They did so because few ventured far from their crash site, they made no attempt to catch fish, hunt game, or even attempt to travel south. None that were later found had prepared a rescue signal, and most had died not from the cold but from starvation. The SAS Guide to Arctic and Mountain Survival provides details on what to do immediately after your arctic or mountain survival situation has arisen. You will learn how to prepare a shelter, especially on a barren landscape. You will learn how make a fire in the cold and wind, as well as how to find and cook food. This guide provides detailed instructions on navigation, how and when to travel, and how to prepare signal fires that will help speed up your rescue.
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SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem)

For any climate, for any situation

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2554

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 *Visit the Apple iTunes store to be fully equipped with the SAS Survival Guide iPhone App.
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Crisis Survival: SAS and Elite Forces Survival Guide

Earthquakes, Floods, Fires, Airplane Crashes, Terrorism and Much More

Author: Alexander Stilwell

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1908696060

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 1360

What do you do if your aircraft ditches at sea? Or your building is on fire? Or you are the victim of a terrorist attack? Would you make the right decision to save yourself and the lives of others? Crisis Survival is a complete handbook to any crisis that may suddenly arise, from food or water shortages, to natural disasters, to plane crashes and hostage situations. A crisis might last a few hours, days, or even years – with this book you can be ready for any eventuality. With easy-to-follow illustrations and handy lists of key information, Crisis Survival is the definitive crisis survival guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything – it could literally save your life.
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The SAS Encyclopedia of Survival

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9781852278663

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7282

The SAS operate worldwide, often living in the most hostile and isolated environments. In doing so, SAS soldiers are confronted by situations of extreme danger, not just from the enemy, but from their surroundings - yet they survive. SAS soldiers are amongst the most highly skilled survival experts in the world and this book allows the reader to share the knowledge which keeps them alive and fit for combat whilst coping with the worst that Mother Nature can throw at them. With clearly laid out text and illustrations, it explains how to find water, how to light and maintain a fire, how to find food, how to build a shelter and every other survival skill needed in almost any conceivable survival situation.
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The Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide

The Ultimate Guide for Short-Term Survival

Author: J. Wayne Fears

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616080507

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

View: 1131

Don't panic! Here are the essential techniques you need to cope with a short-term survival situation.
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The SAS Self-Defence Manual

Elite defence techniques for men and women

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782743456

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8827

Written by a former Survival Instructor of the SAS, The SAS Self-Defence Manual provides easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions on coping with all kinds of threatening situations, from muggings to knife attacks. The author teaches you strategies for both avoiding conflict and getting out of a dangerous situation quickly and safely. Learn how mental attitude, body language, assertiveness, and the ability to overcome fear can prevent you from becoming a prime target for criminals. Learn which parts of the body are the most effective weapons in fending off an attacker, and which are the most likely targets for attack. Defend yourself from sudden grabs, strangles, weapons, and road rage. And find out how to deliver the SAS five-second knockout, a defence previously available only to British SAS Special Forces soldiers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and instructive artworks and including expert advice throughout, The SAS Self-Defence Manual is a comprehensive guide to self-defence for both men and women.
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