SAS Urban Survival Handbook

John "Lofty" Wiseman is the author of the bestselling SAS Survival Handbook, the definitive guide to survival in the wild from Britain's Special Air Service. Now he has compiled a complete guide to survival in the urban jungle. Every year in America there are thousands of fatal accidents in the home—more than on the roads, and many more than in the great outdoors. Fire, electricity, water, gas, sharp knives, poisons, chemicals—these valuable tools can quickly become dangerous weapons when not treated with proper respect and understanding. Add to these the risks of travel, terrorism, muggings, rape, tsunamis, and earthquakes. We are constantly reminded that the world is a dangerous place. Wiseman shows readers how to think realistically and practically about these perils in order to avoid them, whether they are at home, on the street, in school, or in transit. From self-defense techniques to home security systems to coping with natural disasters, this book will teach readers to recognize risks, make quick decisions, and live confidently in the modern urban world.

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By Ernest (Milton Keynes, I6, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · July 19, 2012
Someone bought me this book - people buy me a lot of books (and socks) because what else do you buy a man of my years? Anyway, this was a really interesting read and I will put some of these techniques to the test. I might try and snare my 95 year old wife :-) ...more
By Alex (Cambridge, ON, Canada) · ★★★★★ · January 11, 2015
Still reference this book to this day and bought it over 8 years ago. ...more
By Stefano (Milan, Italy) · ★★★☆☆ · October 03, 2012
90% of the book is about common sense but it can gives some good advices that can really save your life in difficult situation.
The utility of this book depends on your previous knowledge on the arguments, anyway is good to keep it at home. ...more
By Jordy (Sarnia, ON, Canada) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 22, 2012
Mostly common sense stuff about everyday life (eg dieting, de-stressing, driving in fog, home repairs, how to use tools, self defense etc). Not at all what I was expecting. Basically how to live an everyday life. ...more
By Kristine · ★★★★☆ · July 04, 2008
Excellent book to have on hand, whether living in urban, suburban, or rural area. Everything from daily basics to the rare and (hopefully never needed) tips for violence avoidance and disaster survival. ...more
By Jay (Phoenix, AZ) · ★★★★☆ · August 09, 2011
When Technology Fails is a far better book. This is pretty much common sense work. ...more
By Datamaggot (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · July 24, 2013
Incredible so far, completely different from the Original SAS Survival Guide. ...more
By Belle · ★★★★★ · April 15, 2013
How do you prepare a bear? Don't eat the liver. ...more
By PWRL (Saint Marys, KS) · June 14, 2013