How to Survive in the Wild, in any Climate, on Land or at Sea.
John "Lofty" Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service (SAS). His book is their complete course: how to survive outdoors, on land or sea, in any weather, in any part of the world, and has become the standard reference for all campers, hikers, caravanners, and all those seeking outdoor adventure.
The book covers planning to survive, from making a pocket survival kit to knowing how to obtain water and other basic needs; dealing with accidents and escape procedures, and adapting to terrain; food needed to keep you going; survival at sea and staying afloat; reading and making maps and compasses, plus other ways of direction finding and prediction of weather; planning your route, tackling the terrain and making sledges and rafts; first aid priorities, natural medicine and treatment procedures; skills for building a shelter, making and using fire, preparing survival meals; different signals and ways of signalling, plus various rescue techniques; coping with drought, flood or fire, hurricanes or earthquakes, chemical accidents or nuclear incidents.
This new edition contains the complete text of the original publication in a new rucksack-friendly format!