Monday, December 17, 2012

Resource Review: SAS Survival Guide
            The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide gives anyone the tools to “survive in the wild, in any climate, on land or at sea”. The pocket sized manual is a must have for any camping trip or survival situation.
            This book is especially useful because of its size and the amount of information it contains. The books cover everything from finding food in any climate or situation, to first aid and disaster strategies. Knowledge is the key to survival in any situation, and with this book you surely will have the key to staying alive by applying the survival tactics and strategies you will learn. This book goes in depth in every chapter clearly stating how and when to apply certain techniques, whether it be using first aid to help an injured comrade, or hunting for game in temperate climates.
            When I read the SAS Survival guide, I feel confident knowing I have the means to survive in any situation. The most important thing for survival is the will to live and the decisions you make. If one is not motivated to survive and get rescued, they cannot apply themselves and be successful. This book can teach anyone how to get by in adverse conditions while fitting in your pocket; this is why I feel it is very useful. Reading the book for fun also inspired me to apply the techniques I have learned when I am in the outdoors. I think that everyone should read books like these because at one point this knowledge was needed for human survival before people lived in human settlements. Reading this book also just might save your life, this is why I feel it deserves five stars.
            I recommend everyone who camps, hikes, or is interested in the outdoors and is curious about survival read this book. Anyone who reads it truly has something to gain from the useful skills.
Wiseman, John. SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land, or at Sea. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. Print.

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