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Ultimate SAS Survival (Hardcover, Gift Edition): John Wiseman Ultimate SAS Survival (Hardcover, Gift Edition)
John Wiseman 1
R630 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R185 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE Ultimate SAS Survival is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John `Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

How to Stay Alive - The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation (Paperback): Bear Grylls How to Stay Alive - The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation (Paperback)
Bear Grylls 1
R215 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The ultimate survival guide from the world's leading survival expert. Nobody knows survival like Bear Grylls. There is a barely a terrain he hasn't conquered or an extreme environment he hasn't experienced. Over the years - from his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions climbing (and paragliding over) Everest, travelling through the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage, crossing the world's oceans and taking part in expeditions to the toughest corners of each of the seven continents - Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge. Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you: - How to survive a bear attack - How to fly a plane in an emergency - How to make fire from virtually nothing - How to drive off-road - How to navigate using the stars - How to administer first-aid - How to escape a burning building - How to survive the most extreme conditions And dozens of other essential skills to survive the modern world.

Everyday Survival Guide (Paperback): Lindie Metz, Jennifer Swarts Everyday Survival Guide (Paperback)
Lindie Metz, Jennifer Swarts
R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

There are survival guides for everything from bushwhacking to getting through your menopause, with several to choose from to boot. But there's nothing that tells you how to cope with everyday life and everyday things. Most of us know exactly how to work a computer, we can download personalized ringtones on our snazzy mobile phones and search the Net for any conceivable thing. But do we know what to do if we're suddenly faced with a load of washing and we don't want the whites turning a lighter shade of pale, or want a soft boiled egg just like Mom used to make them, or have to move home on the smallest of budgets so it has to be a DIY affair, or have to change the wheel in the middle of nowhere with no help in sight? This title tells you everything you ever need to know to make it on your own - from finding the perfect pot for your kitchen to making the best omelette ever to dealing with a cold sore and fitting a new plug to your kettle after fixing yourself the perfect Martini.

Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Hardcover): Christian Blauvelt Star Wars How Not to Get Eaten by Ewoks and Other Galactic Survival Skills (Hardcover)
Christian Blauvelt 1
R273 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R113 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Star Wars galaxy is a dangerous place. Be prepared!

Would you survive in the spice mines of Kessel?

Could you escape from a giant space slug?

From tackling extreme weather and finding shelter, to avoiding social pitfalls, learn what to do to stay alive in a galaxy far, far away.

TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

The Day It Finally Happens - The Good News About the Bad News-and the Bad News About the Good News (Hardcover): Mike Pearl The Day It Finally Happens - The Good News About the Bad News-and the Bad News About the Good News (Hardcover)
Mike Pearl 1
R418 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R80 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

__________ If you live on planet Earth, you're probably scared about the future. Terrorism, complicated international relations, global warming, and a raft of other issues make it hard not to be. Watching the news you have to wonder: is it safe to go out there or not? In The Day It Finally Happens, Mike Pearl games out many of the 'could it really happen?' scenarios we've all speculated about, assigning a probability rating, and taking us through how it would unfold. He explores what would likely occur in dozens of possible scenarios - the final failure of antibiotics, the loss of the world's marine life, the abolition of the British monarchy, and even the arrival of aliens - and reports back from the future, providing a clear picture on how the world would look, feel, and even smell in each of these instances. Hilarious, enlightening, and terrifying, this book makes science accessible and is a unique form of existential therapy, offering practical answers to some of our most worrisome questions. Thankfully, the odds of humanity pulling through look pretty good. __________ For fans of such bestsellers as What If?,The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook and The Uninhabitable Earth, as well as Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell, this is a book about future events that we don't really understand and getting to know them in close detail. Entertaining speculation featuring both authoritative research and a bit of mischief: a look at how humanity is likely to weather such happenings as the day nuclear war occurs, the day the global internet goes down, the day we run out of effective antibiotics, and the day immortality is achieved.

SAS Survival Guide - How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Paperback): John "Lofty" Wiseman SAS Survival Guide - How to Survive in the Wild, on Land or Sea (Paperback)
John "Lofty" Wiseman 1
R140 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R29 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE The Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide is the pocket companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John `Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

Primitive Technology - The complete guide to making things in the wild from scratch (Hardcover): Jp Primitive Technology - The complete guide to making things in the wild from scratch (Hardcover)
Jp 1
R365 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R79 (22%) Pre-order
The Runner - Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness (Paperback): Markus Torgeby The Runner - Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness (Paperback)
Markus Torgeby 1
R278 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R35 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Die Regdoen-Regmaakgids (Afrikaans, Paperback): Lindie Metz, Jennifer Swarts Die Regdoen-Regmaakgids (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Lindie Metz, Jennifer Swarts
R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Daar is oorlewingsgidse vir enigiets van kampeer tot hoe om jou menopouse te hanteer, en op die koop toe verskeie om van te kies. Maar daar is niks wat jou vertel hoe om elke dag en alledaagse situasies te hanteer nie. Die meeste van ons kom uitstekende met rekenaars reg, ons kan persoonlike luitone vir ons moderne selfone aflaai en die Net deursoek vir enige denkbare inligting. Maar weet ons wat om te doen as ons skielik 'n hoop wasgoed in die gesig staar en nie die witgoed 'n subtiele kleurverandering wil laat ondergaan nie, of 'n saggekookte eier wil he soos Ma dit gemaak het, of moet verhuis met die kleinste begroting denkbaar, wat dit in 'n doen-dit-selfprojek omskep, of in die middle van nerens sonder enige hulp in sig 'n wiel moet omruil? Hierdie titel vertel jou alles wat jy moet weet om op jou eie te oorleef - van hoe om die beste kastrol vir jou kombuis te kies tot hoe om die beste omelet ooit te maak, tot hoe om 'n koorsblaar in die kiem te smoor en 'n nuwe prop aan jou ketel te sit nadat jy vir jouself die perfekte Martini geskink het.

SAS Survival Handbook - The Definitive Survival Guide (Paperback, New Ed): John "Lofty" Wiseman SAS Survival Handbook - The Definitive Survival Guide (Paperback, New Ed)
John "Lofty" Wiseman 1
R429 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R116 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE MULTIMILLION COPY BESTSELLER THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SURVIVING ANYWHERE The SAS Survival Handbook is the complete companion for adventurers everywhere. From making camp and finding food in the wild to security and self-defence in the streets, be prepared on land or sea. SAS legend John `Lofty' Wiseman's unrivalled guide will teach you: Preparation - Understanding and assembling latest, most resilient, kit. Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to get you through unfamiliar terrain. Food and Health - Finding resources in your environment, feeding yourself, healing yourself and avoiding disease. Safety and Security - Recognising dangerous situations, defending yourself and saving others. Disaster Survival - Dealing with unstable environmental conditions: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire.

Scouts: The Stories That Built a Movement (Hardcover): Scouts UK (adult) Scouts: The Stories That Built a Movement (Hardcover)
Scouts UK (adult) 1
R620 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R186 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover how the Scout movement grew from an experimental adventure camp on Brownsea Island, led by Lord Baden-Powell, to a global phenomenon that equips young people with skills for life. With previously unpublished photographs and fascinating stories from the official archive, this book celebrates the history and achievements of this unique organisation. Discover how many Scouts have been into space, learn how the Scouts helped the war effort and how Scouts are changing the world today. With a foreword by Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador to World Scouting, this is the ultimate book for boy and girl Scouts of all ages.

Ropes and Knots - Survival Skills from the World's Elite Military Units (Paperback): Alexander Stilwell Ropes and Knots - Survival Skills from the World's Elite Military Units (Paperback)
Alexander Stilwell
R355 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R74 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A simple rope can be a lifesaver in a survival situation. Knowing how to use a rope and make effective knots will help you in an amazing variety of ways, from constructing shelters and creating weapons, to fishing and hunting. Most importantly, ropes and knots act as lifelines in dangerous environments, such as when crossing a fast-flowing river or scaling a mountainside. The SAS and Elite Forces Guide to Using Ropes and Knots draws on the skills of the world's best soldiers to teach you how to use these essential tools in the wilderness. Tried and tested techniques used by the world's special forces give you expert advice on issues such as how to take care of ropes; the most useful knots to use in a survival situation; how to make your own ropes out of animal tendons or plants; how to use your rope effectively when climbing; and how to lash together a log raft or a shelter. Including more than 300 illustrations, this guide is easy to understand, packed with expert advice and essential for anyone who wants to know the difference between a reef knot or complex slip knot, and how to make a simple clove hitch, alpine butterfly knot and many more. About the Author Alexander Stilwell is an experienced writer and editor who has worked for several leading publishers, primarily in the fields of military history, politics and international affairs. He has also worked for Jane's Information Group and is the author of several books. He served for six years in the British Territorial Army.

How to Survive - Lessons for Everyday Life from the Extreme World (Hardcover): How to Survive - Lessons for Everyday Life from the Extreme World (Hardcover)
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R354 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R77 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.

The Unlikeliest Backpacker - From Office Desk to Wilderness: A Hike Along America's Pacific Crest Trail (Paperback):... The Unlikeliest Backpacker - From Office Desk to Wilderness: A Hike Along America's Pacific Crest Trail (Paperback)
Kathryn Barnes
R236 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Air Ministry Survival Guide (Hardcover): Penguin The Air Ministry Survival Guide (Hardcover)
Penguin 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who thinks they'd survive the world's most hostile environments - or at least imagine they could do. ----------------------------- First issued to British airmen in the 1950s the beautifully illustrated Air Ministry Survival Guide provides invaluable practical tips and instruction on how to keep calm and carry on in any hostile environment. Whether you're lost in the desert, arctic, jungle, or adrift on the open ocean, you'll be better off armed with sensible advice on how to: - Build a structurally sound igloo - Pull faces to prevent frostbite (and when to expect bits to fall off should you fail) - Fashion a mask to prevent snowblindness - Make a hat out of seat cushions - Behave in the event of meeting hostile locals - Stay safe from poisonous reptiles and insects - Use a 'fire thong' - Punch man-eating sharks (which are cowards)

The Essential Survival Manual (Hardcover): Kenneth Griffiths The Essential Survival Manual (Hardcover)
Kenneth Griffiths 1
R302 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R87 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by a world-leading expert, The Essential Survival Manual discusses and reveals all the skills you will ever need. The subjects covered include terrorist attacks, finding shelter and food, as well as tips on the mental and emotional resilience required in the face of adversity. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned illustrations, the information contained within will remain invaluable throughout your life. Every year, ordinary people find themselves facing extraordinary, life-threatening survival situations brought about by hostile encounters, adverse weather or freak accidents. The methods and techniques used by survivors in remote regions, or on city streets, can easily be learned and adapted to suit every life-threatening situation.

Essential Knots - The Step-By-Step Guide to Tying the Perfect Knot for Every Situation (Hardcover): Neville Olliffe, Madeleine... Essential Knots - The Step-By-Step Guide to Tying the Perfect Knot for Every Situation (Hardcover)
Neville Olliffe, Madeleine Rowles-Olliffe
R399 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Includes a length of cord for knot-tying practice.

Mountain Biking 2020 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar): Inc Browntrout Publishers Mountain Biking 2020 Square Wall Calendar (Calendar)
Inc Browntrout Publishers 1
R198 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R32 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
How to Fight a Bear...and Win - And 72 Other Real Survival Tips We Hope You'll Never Need (Paperback): Bathroom... How to Fight a Bear...and Win - And 72 Other Real Survival Tips We Hope You'll Never Need (Paperback)
Bathroom Readers' Institute
R232 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
50 Things to Do with a Penknife - The whittler's guide to life (Hardcover): Matt Collins 50 Things to Do with a Penknife - The whittler's guide to life (Hardcover)
Matt Collins 1
R241 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R38 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are: Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book; Into The Woods - including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot; Around The House - including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks; Cork Creations - including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool; Ornamental Carving - including a boat, a deer and a spinning top; Kitchen Carving - including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower; The Natural World - including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree. The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.

Wild Signs and Star Paths - 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way'... Wild Signs and Star Paths - 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' Observer (Paperback)
Tristan Gooley 1
R235 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Beautifully written... I promise you will feel more in tune with the world around after reading only one chapter of Wild Signs and Star Paths, let alone the book in its entirety' - Royal Institute of Navigation 'A beautifully written almanac of tricks and tips that we've lost along the way' - Observer Tristan Gooley, author of the internationally bestselling How To Read Water and The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs, shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient.

A Strange Kind of Brave (Paperback): Sarah Moore Fitzgerald A Strange Kind of Brave (Paperback)
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald 1
R165 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R23 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What doesn't kill you makes you ... stronger? A poignant and gripping story about the power of fear, the resilience of love and the magic of food - from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.

"Gripping, with an incredible twist that you simply won't see coming" - Louise O'Neill

"This tale of friendship, betrayal, love, loss, revenge and obsession, written by a master storyteller, is quite literally unputdownable" - Donal Ryan, Booker Prize shortlisted author

Jake McCormack is the villain of Clanfedden. He's just killed a boy - deliberately run him over with his truck, on the bridge, in front of everyone. And he knows he'll get away with it.

Luca, 14, is the new boy in town. He's looking for a fresh start after a terrible thing that happened at his old school. Clanfedden is a small forgotten town, but Luca and his mum are going to give it a go. They're opening an exciting restaurant, and Allie Redmond is coming to work there. Allie is honest and kind and Luca knows they're going to be friends.

Allie has lived in Clanfedden all her life and these should be happy days - Luca is the best thing to have happened in years. But she's haunted by shadows of her own, and more than anyone she knows the danger of Jake McCormack. She needs to warn Luca. She needs to prevent disaster. At least she needs to try...

Wilderness Survival - Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt (Hardcover): Elbroch Wilderness Survival - Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt (Hardcover)
Elbroch
R641 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R144 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Touching The Void - Vintage Voyages (Paperback): Joe Simpson Touching The Void - Vintage Voyages (Paperback)
Joe Simpson 1
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Vintage Voyages: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1995. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.

Emergency First Aid - A Folding Pocket Guide to the Recognition of & Response to Medical Emergencies (Paperback, 3rd ed.):... Emergency First Aid - A Folding Pocket Guide to the Recognition of & Response to Medical Emergencies (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
James Kavanagh
R150 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R29 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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