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SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
Harper Collins Pub Sas Survival Handbook Revised by John Wiseman - 9780062378071
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28 Reddit comments about SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere:

u/SolusOpes · 23 pointsr/preppers

Prepping for less crazy folk. Great read and well written. I think it was written by a member of /r/preppers? I forget, I think that's true though. Unless it's not.

FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL - This was written to take everything into account. Including the psychology of dealing with a disaster. And it wasn't written for the super soldier. It was written for the every day army person who is away from his team and needs to survive.

And if course one of the gold standards is the SAS Manual. It has high reviews for a reason.

u/EricPeluche · 16 pointsr/preppers

Personally "SAS Survival hand book" by John Wiseman. It's not a prepper book in the sense your looking for, but it is important in that it teaches mental preparedness.

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

u/TheShadow325 · 11 pointsr/Survival

Better stock up on band-aids for your knuckles! ;)
In all seriousness, this is an amazing survival book

u/Gr1ml0ck · 7 pointsr/Survival

SAS Survival Handbook is a great start. So much great knowledge in one book.

u/Vaxper · 6 pointsr/Survival

To add to what Ryan said, there are also a bunch of good books on the subject, most of which can be found for free.

John 'Lofty' Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook is extremely comprehensive (around 600 pages) and very information-dense.

The US Army Survival Manual is also pretty good, but it's not as comprehensive or detailed as Wiseman's book.

Although it's more of a bushcraft book, Mors Kochanski's Bushcraft is extremely well done. His descriptions are easy to read, but fairly comprehensive, and are paired with detailed sketches and pictures.

Mainly, just go out and practice. You're already a capable outdoorsman, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle. If you wanna take courses, just search around for courses near where you are, or maybe look at something like NOLS. Hope that's helpful.

u/LoneBear1 · 5 pointsr/preppers
u/doublendoublem · 5 pointsr/preppers

Watch Les Stroud. Take notes.

Buy survival manuals, like the SAS Handbook:


Practice. Buy good gear. Practice more.

u/LegendaryFlyingBeer · 4 pointsr/australia

You most definitely can. Ants are great, grind them up and add them to any soup to thicken it up.

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u/splatterhead · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival by Mors Kochanski

SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Bushcraft is not about what you can buy, it's about what you can KNOW.

Some will say all you need is a good knife. Some will load up a 45lb pack. Some will go out in shorts and a t-shirt and start knapping flint.

Check out a LOT of videos. I like NativeSurvival quite a bit. Youtube has some amazing bushcraft people.

u/Jarlan23 · 3 pointsr/Survival

Start by reading the SAS Survival Handbook or Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury. They talk about useful techniques and the gear you should have.

Take either one out into the backyard or whatever and practice. Once you become more comfortable in self reliance take a weekend out in the bush and practice some more.

There's also a lot of educational youtube videos out there. wildernessoutfitters has a lot of content if video is more your thing.

u/space_esq · 3 pointsr/PostCollapse

The knowledge from books like the Encyclopedia for Country Living would be more important for sustained post collapse living, especially if "survival" means and sort of reconstruction of communal living.

But if it is just to survive the initial chaos from societies collapse than the SAS Survival Handbook should be considered. It offers knowledge of immediate survival techniques needed until a new base of operations can be established.

u/apestilence1 · 2 pointsr/preppers

From a student, spend some time at the library. Some skills you will learn once and then never need to re-learn. Getting a fire started is pretty straightforward and is more something you do rather than learn. Same thing with shelter building, get out and practice it. Unfortunately there is no "one book that contains all the knowledge accumulated over the first several thousand years of human existence" if there was, that would be amazing, unfortunately you could fill several libraries on the theory of such an almanac alone.
One of the more popular books for general survivalism is the SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman:
below i'll list a few more books you might find useful.
The Backyard Homestead - Carleen Madigan
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills - Abigail R. Gehring
Map Reading and Land Navigation: FM 3-25.26 - Department of the Army
The ARRL Ham Radio License manual (careful with this, they update the question pool every four years for the technician class so make sure to get a current edition)
Living Ready Pocket Manual First Aid Fundamentals For Survival - James Hubbard M.D.
Prepper's Guide To Knots - Scott Finazzo
Bushcraft 101: A field guide to the art of wilderness survival - Dave Canterbury
Alternatively, you might want to check out survivorlibrary, or the preparedness Encyclopedia:
you'll learn you don't need to buy books to learn new skills and pick up essential information. Some books you'll want to keep handy though, grab yourself some medical and anatomy textbooks, set aside $20 a week for a new book, pretty soon you'll start to notice your shelves filling up.

u/politisci · 2 pointsr/prepping

the SAS Survival Guide is generally thought of as a good go-to book for all preppers to have in their library and specifically those who are building their cache from scratch. Here's a link:

Also, water and heat are good initial topics to cover for your survival mindset as a beginner. For these topics, you'll need to consider questions like, "Do I live near a water source other than city water?" and, "How would I best get clean water?" and, "What is the best way I could create heat to boil water, cook food and stay warm/dry?"
Remember to buy within your budget and don't go overboard. Take the time you need to purchase wisely for your cache.
Good luck and have fun.

u/bowlofspider-webs · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

This is what I started out with in the army.

SAS survival handbook

It’s a great starter book that you can branch out from.

For cold weather always remember the basics of heat loss and retention. For example during the day layer up for that air pocket in between your clothing layers, and so you can shed layers of it heats up. At night remember that heat transfers through the materials. The ground is the worst heat sucker there is so always try to sleep elevated, oven if it’s only on a light layer of brush. Beyond that invest in a proper sleeping bag and bivy bag. Good sleeping bags have a temperature rating, the right one will keep you toasty. Bivy bags help to seal in the heat and keep the elements out.

u/KevtheKnife · 2 pointsr/Survival

Try these to start:
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

The Bushcraft Boxed Set: Bushcraft 101; Advanced Bushcraft; The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, & Cooking in the Wild; Bushcraft First Aid

u/Toxic_Axon · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Learn some survival skills now.

The SAS survival guide by John Wiseman is fantastic. It taught me A LOT. There's an urban survival guide by him as well but it's meh.

u/docb30tn · 1 pointr/preppers

I have more e-books than I do physical ones with regard to prepping and survival. I would get the SAS Survival Guide. It's cheap and small for so many reasons. I have a few in various places.
If you're looking for books after SHTF, go for ones that aren't huge and cover what skills you don't have or are lacking. Military field manuals are awesome and aren't big. You won't be a Master of all skills; focus on the one you can excel at and/or have a natural affinity for. Several others you can learn to be above average in skill and experience, and others just basic knowledge. Don't just buy any book, even based on reviews. Talk, ask questions, see which ones people use in their prepping or have experience with.

u/GreatLakesPrepping · 1 pointr/preppers

The Bible (or other religious book of your choosing). Because praying is pretty much all you're able to do.

But this might be more what you're looking for. There are a variety of "tons of knowledge about all sorts of different survival scenarios jammed into one book" books. This one is pretty nifty, though it's very little (like, the size of a coaster you'd place under a coffee cup). Anyhow, if you haven't prepped anything (knowledge or supplies), then you're not going to be in "live off of my preparedness" mode. You're going to be in "survival" mode. So a survival book is probably more fitting.

u/2C7D6152 · 1 pointr/Survival

It should be noted that the third edition of the SAS Survival Handbook was just released and is here

u/9s8UTkpPPxNZq1cr · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I endorse the SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman. It's very enlightening about the challenges faced when in a survival situation (which is different from a deliberate "wilderness living" adventure), and goes into detail about how to address those challenges.

It also includes instructions on how to make 2 different survival kits: one the size of an Altoids box, the other a bit smaller than a football (US or international). The smaller kit contains the most essential items, and is complemented by the larger kit, which contains different, less essential but still very useful things.

However, as Mr. Lofty says many times throughout his book, knowledge and practice are more important than any kit. Now, you could be cynical and say "well that's because he's selling a book", but it makes sense regardless.

Also, a shout-out to /r/preppers. There are some gun nuts there, but the vast majority of posts and comments are address actual survival situations (namely natural disasters), for which a gun is minimally useful.

u/adhdamie · 1 pointr/Gifts

-A nice Leatherman (you can even engrave it)

-A Nice Toolbelt

-Survival Gear Kit

-Survival Handbook

-One Year Subscription to Survival Magazine

u/daphoenix720 · 1 pointr/OneNote
  • EDIT: Massive change. MAssive impact. Its the same reason our schooling system is shit, and reputable authors all believe in order for massive change for the better you'd have to have some shit like WW3. Eh everyones entitled to their own opinions.

  • EDIT: also i should totally buy some childrens learning material to get a better foundation at mechanical knowledge. Like this: . Its said the best way to learn is if children can learn it, so can you

  • I forgot more things you can take away from WAR, GTD specifically on survival scenarios, where you can borrow ideas here, like pinterest style. " . Book on SAS survival from the british as well. .

  • Jesus fuck I read 117 books in the last 2 years. Well most were fiction. 50 of them were. Other 50 i skimmed-ish and tried it out. I usually go camping on the amazon best sellers and buy the trendiest books about nonfiction, about 50% nonfiction, 50% fiction (since I can relate to fiction well, shit my life reads like a fiction story. Anyways, where I learned global education, was by travelling the world, and then reading this book half of it:

  • For some reason, I never finish reading nonfiction books. Even onenote, the thing I consider myself an expert in, I only watched 39% of it on, skimped the rest. Is it because I am so good at predicting the rest, as developers usually think of good UI / UX at microsoft, that I simply just figure out the rest at a faster rate than the videos? Or was i just bored? Same with that global education book. "The smartest kids in the world and how they got that way". I only read half of it, like psychology in plain english, read only half of that too TAKE PICTURE OF MY KINDLE RUBBERBAND STATUS AS WELL PROOF DOIT0. That's literally all the training I've ever gotten on education and psychology specifically through an outside source. plus 3 days counselling.

    END, 11:52 AM, 3/24/16. Writnig this shit makes me tired. Maybe its because it involves so much thought process. Anyways, I got work and shit to do. AND, daphoenix, go back and finish how i invented my own GTD after university. Shit. I might even hit a 2million character draft at this rate, fuck my life (with my hidden characters). I might as well, just be on the fucking guiness world of records for the longest self-posting post on reddit.

  • Fuck i can't stop thinking. I just realized something, the GUINESS BEER and GUINESS WORLD OF RECORDS, are the same company. Jesus fucking hell man. How did i not realize that? . There's another company like that, which one was it? Something restaurant awards... Famous.. Michelin STARS and Michelin TIRES!

  • EDIT: I think its because, I didn't grow up with A/C half my life in a desert hellhole, that I was theorycrafting thousands of builds in my sleep from guildwars 1 (too much adrenaline), and never was physically active in highschool, that my insomnia manifested and that's why I'm a light sleeper and still have insomnia issues. I have some serious problems, STOPPING my idea churn rate of 100's of ideas / day. I have to literally exhaust myself physically sometimes all the way to fall asleep

  • I need to discipline myself, so I can control my thought process at will. I don't have enough discipline here. I still get distracted.

    END 11:53 AM 3/24/16, fucking hell, I am really done right now for at least a couple of hours.

  • Mother fucking . You sneaky pieces of shit. Trying to make me do all the work for a change of address legal doc, then gather all my data, then ask for fucking credit card info, on a fucking form, despite the item being free ? For real? Fuck you i got adobe and onenote

  • Also, talking to yourself. WHY CODERS, good ones, do this all the time, and my personal experiences writing software, GTD, how it helps as well, PMT focus audio+visual

  • TOTALLY FORGOT TO MENTION THIS! How to run a mid-level corporation without using any ERP software, just using fucking stupid simple shit like MS office, how you could get by with the barebones, understanding the costs associated with building stupid ass cubicles dirt cheap, you know, techie startsup, bootstrap budget, what not

  • How you can just do everything with fucking raspberry pi's if you wanted too, Ninite, you don't need a central PC that powers a bunch of VM stations necessary per say. How one reputable community college do this, with refreshing the PC to its original state everyday (batch file I believe) like a restore, disabling USB ports, shit like that. HOW TO RUN A MID-LEVEL CORPORATION, EVEN A SMALL ONE, WITH NO FUCKING MONEY. Not that much different than playing EvE i bet. We're talking like businesses with less than 50 people, any higher, it gets complciated. LEAN GTD, I will tell you a story, of erm, a uhh insurance company that did this for years and were proud of not upgrading until 2013? ish. Can't remember company offhand fuckkkk, was told this story on an airplane. You meet all cool peoples in airplanes, I even interviewed a Navy Seal too! (also some self-made millionaires, uh billionaires too, shit like that)

  • OMG, well, uh the noinbox method was different than i imagined. . Granted i never fucking do this, because I never had the time, and I still get lots of spam, despite putting myself on the "National Do not fucking call me list" as well as "Stupid corporations submitting my email for marketing purposes" and alll this other crap, never spend a lot of time on my email

  • I Shall tell you, how I learned by being famous in gw2, Dealing with like many fanmails a day, how to properly manage your email, scalable style, with just the UNIVERSAL POWERS, of 'MARKING AS UNREAD'. How, simply doing this one simple fucking step, any client, and email server app, doesn't fucking matter, UNIVERSALLY USEFUL (like reddit I mark shit there unread too! And on forums, warlizard, gw2 ETC) is a game changer in figuring out "things to do next".

  • Did you fucking know, from a LEAN perspective, how email management is a total fucking waste of time? What's the value stream here guize? Its fucking, COMMUNICATION 101 IN THE SHORTEST TIME FRAME POSSIBLE. That's what it is. Person on other end don't give a fuck what your email looks like, you could be getting 1000 emails a day, if the person gets their responses quickly, who cares? Who cares if your email is a shitfest like mine in gmail, because of all the 10+ emails I had to use testing new GTD methods? If it works it fucking works

  • Seriously, I think half the people who invent their own GTD methods are kidding themselves. They usually get outside help, use other experiences from other people. I invent that shit in my sleep without trying, I grew up applying mother fucking KAIZEN principles everyday, like NATURAL SELECTION darwinism. LIKE LOL, that shit was common sense, its just a derivative of JAPANESE FUCKING LEAN. GO BACK TO HISTORY MOTHERFUCKER, take a lesson there, like a real boss. I might be a tad bit arrogant here but whatever, who the flying fuck cares, I post what i want

  • Like, oh my god Am I running my email things to do like an alogirthm? Which algorithm am i even using? I saw this recently: .


  • ANYWAYS, mother fucking shit. I want to know which algorithms i apply in my everyday life. lemme watch that WHOOPPP video shit again. I am still learning algorithms, so i'm a little behind on the curve here

  • What do I do in my email GTD method? Well I don't like the UI of outlook, its BLEHH, i like thunderbird, its like picking reddit for writing my draft first then backing it up in onenote (I back it up by the day, per section day).

  • First: I have filters, for specific projects. I look for blue shit so I know i see UNREAD emails in those specific autoarchives (there like mini-inboxes). Everything else, goes to main email. I identify trends in data, for autogenerated report systems from my vendors, see if I have a need for running anohter filter. LOL am i running data analysis on my emails too? Fuck me

  • Then I click and read email. If it has NO CALL TO ACTION, I just read it, that's it, MOVE THE FUCK ON. I spend an average of sometimes 2 seconds reading an email, like I do with my fucking 5000 applications i screen through for hiring.