A new and fully updated edition of the original, bestselling survival handbook. Written by ex-SAS survival expert John 'Lofty' Wiseman, this book provides the most reliable, authoritative and respected survival information on the market. The original survival handbook -- the choice of both survival expert and novice, this book is the international bestseller which in the 20 years since it was first published has been often imitated but never bettered. John 'Lofty' Wiseman served in the SAS for 26 years: his knowledge, experience and skills are unrivalled in survival circles. He is the first and best expert on survival instruction -- in any situation. In this fully updated edition, Lofty imparts his much sought-after survival experience, knowledge and timeless techniques -- preparing you for anything, anywhere in the world. Updated contents include: Be prepared -- The latest, most resilient, resourceful and eco-friendly must-have kit On the move -- Up-to-date navigation technologies such as GPS are discussed and explained Health -- The current understanding relating to the body's coping mechanisms in extreme circumstances is expertly applied to survival Disasters -- Increasingly-changing environmental conditions are addressed: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire Fear Management -- How to react, keep calm, and manage hostile environments and survival situation Also featuring new case studies and survival scenarios, designed to offer fascinating insight into other people's survival experiences and to force you to think about what you would do in their position. Key title /Over 1 million copies sold worldwide /Lofty Wiseman is acknowledged as the expert author in this field, and all techniques and advice are based on the actual survival skills used by the SAS /Published for over twenty years and demand still high
John 'Lofty' Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service and was their Chief Survival Instructor. He remains the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians.
'An ideal level of detail for a single book ... The most valuable 'jack of all trades' book that currently exists' Bushcraft UK