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#150129 - 09/25/08 06:22 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: BillLiptak]
BillLiptak Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
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Nope, doesn't have them. Hasn't had them in years. Just guess he never updates his website frown.
Oh well, the search continues...

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#150139 - 09/25/08 09:26 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: CJK]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Not telling. It's that kind of story. Lets just say that hooch, a dare, and <21 year old pride were involved.

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#150217 - 09/27/08 01:44 AM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: SheetBend]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 311
Loc: Canada
Its not whats in it that scares me it what they left out!
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#150231 - 09/27/08 11:00 AM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: BruceZed]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Not having looked at the flick book, what did they leave out? Or Wiseman's basic book? For a general outdoorsman, I don't see much missing.

Everyone has a pet technique if they are involved in this often enough, but that is generally a refinement of the basic principles of any technique or involve aspects of a fairly technical activity like climbing or caving or diving. I don't ding every writer who doesn't have a silcock key and a current detector in their urban book.


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#150242 - 09/27/08 03:35 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
JerryS Offline
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Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 2
I have this book and have read it. It is good reading. Along with a well prepared psk and the knowledge from this board it has help me to better understand the meaning of "preparedness"
I have had the back cut off and then had it spiral bound so that I am able to copy some of the pages with the info that I want to Carry with me reduced in size when I go out. some other info I have retyped on to blank business cards and have had them laminated and carry them like a deck of cards with other info that I have obtained form the boards.

JerryS

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#150244 - 09/27/08 04:03 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: JerryS]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2766
Loc: Alberta, Canada
I bought a copy of this when it first came out (the huge version).

I think of it as an "ideas" book -- especially regarding situations or landscapes I'm totally unfamiliar with (such as when travelling). It gives me a starting point.

My nephews like browsing through it because it's very visual.

It also gets the creative, improvising part of the brain going. So it's perhaps useful in inspiring positive thinking and positive action in a sticky situation. But then, so is any decent survival book.

Generally, I don't take any survival manual as "the whole truth." But when I browse three or five regarding a given topic, I have some idea of the right questions to ask.


Edited by dougwalkabout (09/27/08 04:09 PM)

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#240376 - 02/01/12 11:11 AM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: dougwalkabout]
Ian Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 198
Loc: Scotland
I have a copy of the SAS Survival Flickbook available. Does anybody out there still want one for their collection and wish to make an offer for it?

I would like it to go to someone who will appreciate such a difficult book to find, not just bung it into a rucksack and eventually destroy it.

I am in the UK but that is not a problem these days.

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#240386 - 02/01/12 06:07 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: Ian]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2103
Loc: Colorado
I've got both the bigger book and the small one. The little one goes in my day pack. The bigger one is just fun to look through or for bathroom reading. Well worth the money, even if everything in there is not entirely practical (constructing a sod house comes to mind). My wife looked over my shoulder one time when I was perusing the larger of the books. She said, "Oh good, you know how to trap a wild pig now. That might come in handy!" We still laugh about that comment to this day.

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#240391 - 02/01/12 09:36 PM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Ian Offline
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Registered: 05/15/07
Posts: 198
Loc: Scotland
But this one is the rare SAS Survival FLICKBOOK. Few and far between.

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#240411 - 02/02/12 04:45 AM Re: SAS Survival handbook - Your Views. [Re: Ian]
haertig Offline
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Ian
I am in the UK but that is not a problem these days.

Yeah, I hear it's been much less of a problem since WWII ended. grin

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