SAS Survival Handbook –John “Lofty” Wiseman

In this current time and age, urbanites sometimes like to take a break and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. These people sometimes venture out into the mountains, by the lakes or relax by the beach. While most of these places are safe, accidents may occur when people venture too far out and this poses added risks. The SAS Survival Handbook is a recommended read for those who love to venture slightly beyond safe areas during trips as it might come in handy in times of crisis and save your life.

The author has structured the chapters according to different emergency situations, and there are 11 chapters in total. In the earlier chapters, essentials such as food, rescue, health and attention to signage are covered. Each of these have also been accompanied with images to help readers distinguish between the different items, especially different signs which outdoor adventures need to pay attention to. For instance, the different types of poisonous snakes have been illustrated on page 470, together with information on them to pre-empt readers so that they will be suitably prepared should they encounter these snakes. There are also other useful information such as how to survive outfield by starting a fire in the middle of the night (in cold weather conditions), as well as how to deal with and prolong the freshness of rations so as to be able to conserve sustenance over a longer period of time.

In a nutshell, this is a good read for everyone (even for those who are not living in an outdoor environment) as some of the information covered can also be applied to urbanites in our daily lives to reduce injury.

Location: South

Call no.: GV200.5 WIS 2004

 Written by CHEN SI KAI

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