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The SAS Survival Handbook is a classic piece of work, crammed with everything you need to know about surviving in any wild terrain.

Written by John 'Lofty' Wiseman who served in the SAS for 26 years, the book teaches you strategies for surviving every tough environment - from nuclear attacks to identifying edible plants. - L.M.


  • Pocket-sized
  • Packed with 384 pages of info
  • Helpful diagrams for building traps, identifying plants, tying knots, building shelters.


  • 12 x 8.5 x 2.5cm

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Reviewed on Tue Jan 01 20:19:49 GMT 2013 by 

Bear grills eat your heart out!

My husband loved this SAS Handbook as he can try and be like Bear Grills!


Reviewed on Tue Jan 01 12:12:38 GMT 2013 by 

Great stocking filler

This SAS Handbook is a pocket sized book that's packed with useful information, ranging from edible plants in the wild and how to fend off a shark. This is a great gift for the outdoor types.


Reviewed on Thu Oct 11 16:52:10 BST 2012 by 


This SAS Handbook is great and my boyfriend loved it.


Reviewed on Fri Sep 07 15:56:58 BST 2012 by 

Excellent guide

I bought the SAS Handbook as a gift for my brother and it is fantastic. It's a pocket sized book which is very concise. It's split into sections such as food, first aid etc, and is very easy to follow but also detailed with good pictures. It also has good quality glossy pages and a cover. I'm going to buy one for myself!


Reviewed on Mon Aug 06 22:43:37 BST 2012 by 

This SAS Handbook arrived reasonably quickly and appears to be as described. I'd highly recommend this to anyone.


Reviewed on Tue Jul 17 09:30:47 BST 2012 by 

SAS Handbook

This SAS Handbook is brilliant for the adventurer, gives good advice and was bought as an extra for my nephews 21st birthday. I think he appreciated it better than the main part of his birthday gift, so yes I would recommend this book and the first class service I got from I Want One of Those.


Reviewed on Mon Jul 02 15:18:10 BST 2012 by 

The SAS Handbook survival guide is a must have for everyone, so you can survive anything. With quick clear instrutions it's also pocket-sized so you can take it anywhere.


Reviewed on Mon Jul 02 13:16:08 BST 2012 by 


The SAS Handbook is very good.


Reviewed on Thu Jun 21 12:57:26 BST 2012 by 

Bear Grylls Wanabee!

My partner dresses like he should be waist high in jungle matter with his best mate Bear, so it only seemed right to buy him the SAS Handbook guide to help him in times of need. Packed with useful information for budding adventurers or even just sofa surfers who like to sit and tell the T.V about all their knowledge, when everyone else is just trying to watch the programme!


Reviewed on Mon May 07 04:22:05 BST 2012 by 

Who needs Bear Grylls...?

Who needs Bear Grylls, when you have a book like this?! Not me, that's for sure! Full of quirky little facts and diagrams, this is a must for those planning to get lost in the desert, forest, Arctic, or any other seemingly unhospitable place. Its dinky little size means it will easily fit in your pocket, handy for consulting when you're on your adventure. It has kept the other half and various male visitors amused. Let's hope some of the facts actually sink in... A great buy.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 29 14:32:27 GMT 2011 by 

Boy present

The SAS Handbook is a good present for a teenage boy who is very bright and gets bored easily.


Reviewed on Wed Dec 21 19:04:10 GMT 2011 by 


I ordered the SAS Handbook as a stocking filler and it is full of excellent survival tips. Nice one.


Reviewed on Sun Dec 18 19:47:16 GMT 2011 by 

Great Wee Book!!

I got the SAS Handbook as my stepdad and I love camping and thought this may be ideal for us. Some of the stuff in it is useless to us but it's a great book, I recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors.


Reviewed on Sat Dec 17 00:19:53 GMT 2011 by 

SAS review

The SAS Handbook was a good purchase as a Secret Santa present. Very informative and very useful with illustrations. Small and handy for travel, the price is good too.


Reviewed on Sat Dec 10 16:42:44 GMT 2011 by 

SAS Handbook

Bought this SAS Handbook for a present, had a sneaky look inside, and just what I expected. A handy pocket book to carry around with you, includes lots of knowledge inside it.


Reviewed on Fri Nov 25 15:09:58 GMT 2011 by 

SAS Handbook

This book (bought as a Christmas present) is an absolute gem! There is so much good information in it for all kinds of situations that I'm afraid it will be joining my other reference books! Now, what else can I buy him for Christmas?!


Reviewed on Sun Mar 20 22:00:47 GMT 2011 by 

Survive And Save Yourself

Awesome book, couldn't stop reading every page. Sure am starting my survival kit by the book. How dumb are we when it comes to survival. The contents of this book gave me a huge wake up call. Thank you Lofty for writing this book and thank you IWOOT for selling this book to me. Forever grateful.


Reviewed on Fri Mar 11 16:42:04 GMT 2011 by 

ray mears

if you like ray mears then you will love this book


Reviewed on Fri Mar 11 16:37:53 GMT 2011 by 

this book is great because like me, i like picture to explain how to do this book is good because it give you tips on many different things unlike one book and one tip.


Reviewed on Thu Mar 10 13:32:09 GMT 2011 by 

sas handbook

this book is very good and it has pictures to show you how to do things and make things


Reviewed on Thu Dec 09 23:33:58 GMT 2010 by 


I Bought this as a joke gift for a travel addicted friend. I now need to buy more as everyone wants one now. No family is complete without this book, it might not save your life exactly but it is fun to read.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 02 12:07:27 GMT 2010 by 

excellent product pity about delivering

I found the SAS Handbook very exciting, I bought it as a joke but I would recomend this to anyone.


Reviewed on Mon Nov 22 22:45:25 GMT 2010 by 

This is awesome

This book is awesome it gives you lots of tips and advice. One of my best buys.


Reviewed on Thu Nov 18 21:49:34 GMT 2010 by 

I was bought this by a relative as a bit of a joke because I'd just joined the scout's. I didn't think i'd be able to survive off this but it's AMAZING.


Reviewed on Sat Jun 05 00:00:00 BST 2010 by 

Excellent little Gem

At first I bought this as a joke, but once it came in the post I realised that there were lots of brilliant instructions and tips packed into this pocket sized book. Some other reviewers have commented on how much smaller the book was than they expected, but I think that this is excellent as I can take it with me and it will fit in my bag without taking up any space. Indeed, I am going on an expedition later this month and the 'SAS Survival Guide' will definitely be coming with me.


Reviewed on Wed May 19 00:00:00 BST 2010 by 

Brilliant book!

Fantastic book, lots of useful informations. Thanks to it's small size U can take it wherever U need to! I bought one as a gift then I bought another one for myself as well!


Reviewed on Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 GMT 2010 by 

Brithday Presents

The SAS Handbook is fantastic, however I do think the packaging could be a little bit greener.


Reviewed on Wed Jan 13 00:00:00 GMT 2010 by 

Brilliant Birthday Buy!

This little book is jammed full of survival tips and is brilliant for anyone who knows (or wants to know) anything survivally. Brill for Boys :)


Reviewed on Wed Jan 06 00:00:00 GMT 2010 by 

Teenage seal of approval

My cynical, impossible to please, 15 yr old son loved this.


Reviewed on Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 

good stocking filler

smaller than I had thought, more a pocket size book but still a lovely stocking filler.


Reviewed on Thu Dec 10 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 


This book is a must buy for any ray mears wana be! packed with info for every wost case scenario! pocket size so it can go wer you go.


Reviewed on Sun Dec 06 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 

Perfect for an ex -TA

My dad is ex TA and he'll love this gift for Christmas. Having had a quick scan myself, i found it very interesting and full of little tips on how to survive day to day living! I hope my dad finds this book as fun and handy as i did when he reads it.


Reviewed on Sun Dec 06 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 

Great Secret Santa Buy!!

This is a fantastic little book - purchased for a 'secret santa' pressie, but obviously couldn't resist having a flip through! Brilliant for anyone who does a lot of travelling - some really useful hints, but also very funny. Tells you all sorts of things that I can't imagine anyone actually needing (such as how to skin and eat a tiger!) - should be a great talking point. Very pleased!!


Reviewed on Thu Dec 03 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 

cool gift

the gift is really good - my brothers' will love it.


Reviewed on Sun Nov 22 00:00:00 GMT 2009 by 

All good things come in small packages

The SAS Handbook is amazing. It's got everything in it but I haven't read it all yet as my teenage son has stolen it. An ideal stocking filler for anyone of any age, apart from your granny.


Reviewed on Thu Oct 22 00:00:00 BST 2009 by 

Don't leave home without it

If You are travelling in nature - be sure to have this in yor pocket. A life saver.

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