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SURVIVAL
SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Collins Gem)
by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide is the pocket companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman’s unrivalled guide will teach you:

Preparation – Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit.

Navigation – Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain.

Food and Health – Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease.

Safety and Security – Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others.

Disaster Survival – Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

     

Ultimate SAS Survival Hardcover – Special Edition
by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

Ultimate SAS Survival is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John Lofty Wiseman s unrivalled guide will teach you:

Preparation Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit.

Navigation Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain.

Food and Health Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease.

Safety and Security Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others.

Disaster Survival Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

     

Outdoor Survival Handbook: A Guide To The Resources And Materials Available In The Wild And How To Use Them For Food, Shelter,Warmth And Navigation
by Ray Mears

Ray Mears' Outdoor Survival Handbook is a book of discovery, explaining the everyday skills you need to live in and enjoy the natural world. Season by season, this unique, fully illustrated guide describes the resources and materials available in the wild and how to use them. Whether you want to spend a day, a week or a month out of doors, Ray Mears' Outdoor Survival Handbook will help you enjoy it to the full. Packed with practical tips, insights into nature and respect for traditional knowledge, this is a book for families, groups and individual hikers and climbers - for everyone who enjoys outdoor life.

     

How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
by Bear Grylls

Do you know how to...

  • Survive a bear attack?
  • Make fire from virtually nothing?
  • Fly a plane in an emergency?
  • Survive in the most extreme conditions?

Bear Grylls does.

There is barely a terrain he hasn’t conquered or an extreme environment he hasn’t experienced. From his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions in the toughest corners of each of the seven continents, Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge.

Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you all of the essential skills you need to survive in the modern world.

     

Survival for Beginners: A step-by-step guide to camping and outdoor skills (Flexibound)
by Colin Towell

Get ready for adventure by learning tips and skills to survive the outdoors.

Learn the basics - from picking the best campground to knowing how to build a shelter - with clear step-by-step illustrations. Find out why not to camp under a tree, how to make a bed of leaves, and learn useful knots to secure your camp. Once you're safely in your shelter, discover how to net a fish, purify water, light a fire with flint and steel, and cook your catch.

Find out what to take on your expedition, how to plan your route, and what to include in your survival kit. Then have fun learning camp craft and bushcraft skills. To help you find your way, this book shows you how to use a map and compass, or the Sun and stars as a guide. Discover the best way to hike over terrains, including forests, swamps, sand, snow, and ice. Learn, too, how to predict the weather by observing clouds and wind direction.

So start packing your rucksack for an outdoor adventure and don't forget your copy of Survival for Beginners.

     

US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL
by Department of the Army

Whether you're gearing up for a backcountry trek, preparing for the worst that nature or man can offer, or just want to have a great resource at your fingertips, you need this comprehensive, full-color edition of the U.S. Army Survival Manual, thoroughly revised by Colonel Peter T. Underwood, USMC (Ret.).

Ideal for military personnel, outdoors enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to be ready for anything, this is a thorough road map for all areas of wilderness survival, including:

  • Erecting shelters
  • Making weapons and utensils
  • Fashioning traps for wildlife wrangling
  • Preparing food from wild plants
  • Identifying poisonous snakes and lizards

From basic first aid to in-depth, step-by-step instructions on overcoming major obstacles and handling emergencies, this guide clarifies all aspects of survival using tactics derived from those whose lives depend on it.

     

Bushcraft: A Serious Guide to Survival and Camping
by Richard H. Graves

Many have died in the Australian bush who might have lived had they known the appropriate survival skills. Bushcraft covers all areas of survival and camping activities: making ropes and cords, building huts, camp craft, finding food and water, making maps, starting fires, tying knots, and fashioning hunting and trapping gear - virtually every technique required to stay alive in the woods.

With over 400 black-and-white illustrations and photographs, this book explains how to make use of natural materials found locally in any area, conserving instead of destroying native flora and fauna. It describes many of the skills used by primitive man, adding to these the skills necessary for modern man's survival, such as methods for determining time and direction.

The author, who popularized the term "bushcraft," claims its practice has many unexpected results. By developing adaptability and honing the five senses, it will also improve your self-esteem and your ability to overcome difficulties in everyday tasks. The practice of bushcraft encourages self-confidence and counters the narrowing influence of modern living by broadening your horizons. Bushcraft is a clear, accurate, and reliable resource for anyone who wishes to face nature on its own terms with just a knife and this book.

     

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival (Survival School Handbooks / Tom Brown, Jr)
by Tom Brown Jr.

A fully illustrated wilderness survival guide perfect for seasoned and novice outdoors enthusiasts alike.

Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors.

  • How to build natural shelters in plains, woods, or deserts
  • How to get safe drinking water from plants, trees, the sun, or Earth Herself
  • How to make fire without matches and maintain it in any weather
  • How to find, stalk, kill, and prepare animals for food
  • The "big four" edible plants, and hundreds of others useful for both nutrition and medicine

TOM BROWN'S FIELD GUIDES: America's most popular nature reference books, Tom Brown's bestselling field guides are specially designed for both beginners and experienced explorers. Fully illustrated and comprehensive, each volume includes practical information, time-tested nature skills, and exciting new ways to rediscover the earth around us.

     

The Survival Handbook
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Take on the toughest challenges that nature can throw at you with the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills.

Written by Colin Towell, an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, The Survival Handbook is bursting with survival tips, manual skills, camping essentials, and advice on how to improvise, survive, and get found - on land or at sea.

Combining proven, no-nonsense military survival skills with ingenious bushcraft techniques, specially commissioned illustrations and accessible step-by-step instructions show you how to survive in the wild. Learn how to plan your expedition, how to make a fire, and how to build a shelter, and everything you need to know about wild food and natural dangers.

Revel in inspirational real-life survival stories and be prepared for every outdoor situation. From survival basics, such as finding water and catching fish, to extreme survival situations including being adrift at sea or lost in the jungle, The Survival Handbook will steer you through life's toughest adventures in the world's harshest climates.

Whether you are preparing for a camping trip, or going further afield, The Survival Handbook is a perfect guide to the great outdoors in a handy size to pack.

     

The Wilderness Survival Guide: The Practical Skills You Need for the Great Outdoors: Techniques and Know - How for Surviving in the Wild
by Joe O'Leary

You're hiking in the wilderness with a backpack full of gear and a phone to summon help - just in case. But if you can't get a signal and you lose your pack... what then?

Written in clear, easy-to-follow text, The Wilderness Survival Guide focuses on the realities of using wilderness survival skills not just in a genuine 'survival situation' but also to enhance any outdoor experience, from a hike in the country to camping in the wild.

Read this book and you'll learn how to:

  • Use bushcraft tools to build a shelter and improvise equipment
  • Light a warming fire (and keep it lit) in bad conditions
  • Find safe water to drink
  • Hunt and forage for wild food - and cook what you catch or find

Full of tried and tested techniques and firsthand experience, it will open your eyes to the resources of the wilderness. It could also save your life!

     

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