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on 22 Dec 2008 06:58

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1. The SAS Survival Handbook - John Wiseman
Lofty's original manual and still one of the best - instructions taken from the SAS Survival Manual!
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2. The Survival Skills Handbook - Martyn Forrester
This is the second best survival book published and one of the few books I'd actually take with me on a journey. It's extremely well written, covering not just practical needs and standard survival instruction, but also the mindset required. Examples are also given with survivors telling their stories, so you know the challenges ahead. This is also the only book I know that covers cannibalism seriously.
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3. The SAS Urban Survival Handbook: How to Prot... - John Wiseman
An urban version of the SAS Handbook, this is a collection of all the safety warnings on everyday products you never read in their own manuals, as well as helpful advise on how to stay safe everyday. Still interesting in parts.
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4. The SAS Survival Driver's Handbook - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
If you haven't read the police driving manual, then this is a good introduction to safe travelling day to day on and off the roads. It mostly covers regular maintenance on your car, how to tow a caravan, etc - hmm not the image given out by the SAS. But if you want your child to drive carefully, a former SAS survival instructor may be the peer pressure they need.
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5. SAS Survival Guide (Collins Gem) - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
This is Lofty's Manual in a condensed and pocket-sized form.
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6. Streetwise: The Complete Manual of Personal ... - Peter Consterdine
Practical and honest advice - very good instruction!
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7. The Nuclear Survival Handbook: Living Throug... - Barry Popkess
You won't survive a direct strike, but this is probably the best manual on the topic
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8. The Complete Book of Survival: How to Protec... - Rainer Stahlberg
This isn't as good as the USAF Survival Manual and in no was as in depth, but a decent book (too large to carry with you!).
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9. Survival : Techniques from the Official Trai... - Len Cacutt
Advice taken from Combat & Survival Magazine is condensed into a hardback book. Nothing new, but the illustrations are a work of art and will help you remember better than words ever did - that said practice makes perfect!
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10. Chris Ryan's Ultimate Survival Guide - Chris Ryan
Chris (nearly got myself killed) Ryan isn't Lofty, but he does copy a lot from the same manual as Lofy, so its a decent book, but not the best!
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11. Wilderness Survival: 1st Edition - Gregory J. Davenport
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12. Tom Brown's Guide to City and Suburban Survi... - Tom Brown
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13. Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Surviv... - Tom Brown
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14. How to Survive on Land and Sea (Physical Edu... - Frank C., Jr. Craighead
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15. SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the... - John Lofty Wiseman
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17. The Survival Handbook: A Practical Guide to ... - Raymond Mears
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18. The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensi... - Rick Curtis
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19. Complete Book of Survival - Eddie McGee
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20. The SAS Personal Survival Handbook - John Wiseman
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21. Outward Bound Survival Handbook
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22. The Art of Survival - Steven Marshall
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23. SAS Self-defence Manual - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
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24. SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the... - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
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25. The SAS Survival Handbook - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
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26. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why‚... - Laurence Gonzales
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27. The Book of Survival: The Original Guide to ... - Anthony Greenbank
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28. SAS Survival Handbook

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29. The Survival Handbook - Peter Darman
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30. Survival is a Dying Art - Barry Davies
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31. Thinking About Survival - Bruce Clayton
Very American, put 'thinking about' in front of every basic survival topic and the result is this rather thin book.

Thinking about clothing, thinking about weapons, etc.
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32. Survival Bartering - Duncan Long
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33. Can You Survive - Robert B. Depugh
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34. Surviving Major Chemical Accidents and Chemi... - Duncan Long
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35. How to Survive a Nuclear Accident - Duncan Long
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36. Street-Smart Survival: A Nineties Guide To S... - Victor Santoro
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37. Fighting Skills of the SAS and Special Force... - Terry White

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39. Advanced Fugitive: Running, Hiding, Survivin... - Kenn Abaygo
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40. Protect and Survive: How To Make Your Home A... - Home Office
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41. Survival: A Manual That Could Save Your Life - Gretchen Granowsky,Chris Janowsky
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42. Safe in the City: A Streetwise Guide to Avoi... - Chris Pfouts
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43. Northern Bushcraft - Kochanski
Seen by many as THE Bushcraft expert
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44. Safe in the Streets: How to be Safer in the ... - Jessica Davies
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45. Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You N... - CC The Editors of Stackpole Books
Great book, wise words, but god is this a huge book, and I mean in size, not just the number of pages. Doesn't fit on any bookshelf I know; could be used as a camping bed?
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46. The Outdoor Survival Manual - Garth Hattingh
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47. The Science of Survival: The Ultimate Surviv... - MIKE FLYNN
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48. The Boys' Book of Survival: How to Survive A... - Guy Campbell
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49. Take the Survival Challenge - Jim Aitken

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50. Survival Training and Techniques - John Muston
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You'll only learn survival skills in the great outdoors where fresh water and foods are free, but these books will give you a great primer.

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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 6 5:57
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 6 7:10
That's fiction - I don't do fiction ;-)
If it ever comes to pass, destroy their brain, don't get bitten and avoid contact with their blood!

I also won't be adding...
The survival guide to dating
The survival guide to golf
etc. etc.
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 6 15:09
You read all these NFG?
Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 6 16:00
Yes and a lot more that don't have ISBNs, well they are all non-fiction titles!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Oct 11 2:38
This is a great list!

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