This is the ultimate guide to survival in extreme situations - those events we think will never happen to us, but which one day will. Using the tactics, skills and tricks of the trade taught in this professional survivors' manual will save your life when danger or terror suddenly strikes - at home, in the office, in the street, when on holiday or when journeying in unknown and inhospitable situations.
Written by accomplished experts in the field, this book teaches the essential skills needed to survive in any jeopardy. With its emphasis on teaching practical skills, the manual deals with identifying and anticipating hazard early enough to develop and implement response strategies and mechanisms giving you the edge on adversity - so when chance hits out at you, this book immediately gets the odds back on your side.
Structured into two sections, the first concentrates on the bushcraft techniques needed to survive outdoors in every climate and terrain: how to find protection from the elements; how to find drinking water; how to make a fire, hunt and trap animals for food, or find your way without a map and compass.
The second section focuses on how to ensure personal safety when everyday situations become life-threatening, including hostage situations, counter-terrorism techniques, self-defence against personal attacks, how to act when a tourist, how to deal with car hijacking and road rage, house fires, transport accidents and medical emergencies.
This is the perfect manual to help you build confidence through knowledge, increase mental strength and willpower, and to obtain the street and wilderness skills, strategies, instincts and intuition that will keep you alive in that once-in-a-lifetime moment of extreme need.
Anthonio Akkerman is an expert instructor in suriving in the wild and runs a survival school, Wild Live, in Northern Ireland. Bill Mattos is a professional kayaker and runs several companies which manufacture equipment and clothing for extreme sports and professional rescue. Bob Morrison is a military photojournalist who has travelled in some of the remotest regions on the planet. He regularly contributes to the magazine Combat & Survival. Harry Cook is the Chief Instructor of the Seijinkai Karate-do Association and has written extensively on martial arts.