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    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
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    Default SAS Pocket Surivival Guide

    Have a couple of copies,.... carry one around in the go-bag....small paper back...
    Don't know if it as been posted lately....

    https://www.amazon.com/SAS-Survival-.../dp/0062378074

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    If nothing else....TP and fire starter.....

    Been discussed before...but not for a while...
    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...survival+guide
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    The SAS survival guide is one of the very first survival guides I ever had. My version looked like this

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    Now older and wiser(?) I feel like that they are a good starting point, but far too general and broad to be any real use. Lots of things were detailed that I feel should be passed over (solar still) and many things that are important were never touched on. An all-inclusive survival manual would probably weigh 50 pounds, so I understand why you cant have everything.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that it might be a good book for beginners to get them into a "survival" mindset (as it did me), but I hope that they would quickly graduate to something more local and useful in the long haul. Most of the things outlined in the SAS guide are totally inapplicable to my region.

    Just my opinion of course, I know its a popular book.
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    I agree....
    Then again we get so many requests...
    "I don't know anything about survival.....Can you type out 50 pages for me so I don't have to Google it on my phone?
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    Almost all "survival guides" are regional in nature. As soon as the author advises me to use birch bark for every activity I know he is not from my neighborhood. Same for weaving palm fronds or getting water from barrel cactus.

    You have to filter the information from the best of them.

    I have the full sized hard cover SAS book and consider it an adult version of the Boy Scout Handbook. Same for the U.S. Army survival guide, which has almost the exact same information but the pictures are not as good.
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