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The Complete Wilderness Training Book Hardcover – March 15, 1994
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"My happiest times were with the elite 148 Commando Observation Battery where I enjoyed five very happy years at Royal Marines Poole. The apogee of my military career was the Falklands War of 1982, in which we fought with the Special Boat Squadron.
"I also really liked Australia, so at the age of 13, it was a nightmare coming back to grey, dismal UK, where sounding like Crocodile Dundee's nightmare nephew, I had to learn Latin from scratch in a class that was already reading Horace (or some such thing that was a great mystery to me).
"But after then attending one of the UK's first comprehensive schools - as a guinea pig in the great 'Leicestershire Plan', there was no choice but to join the Army.
"The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was a severe culture shock. But after a couple of very happy years in a commando unit, three years at Oxford University reading geography and doing boxing (note the verbs) were both antidote and stimulus to further military adventures.
'At 148 Battery we worked with the SBS, plus I ran the British Army's central Americans jungle warfare training school. I was an Army Diving Supervisor, and ran our small amphibious ops group, and FO1 - Forward Observation team one.
"But everything thereafter was a decline - gently... into Staff College Camberley, MoD staff appointments and a rather jolly final few years commanding an artillery gun battery: in Northern Ireland, Thorney Island, and beside a lake with ducks in northern Germany.
"Since then, I've produced television documentaries, spent five interesting years ad the Sunday Time's defence correspondent, whilst writing the sort of books Amazon so efficiently sells under my name on this site.
"I live in central Oxford, and have two astonishingly musical sons - one now in the Army, a cavalry captain on the brink of becoming a commando - and as is the plan, joining 148 Battery."
More information, blogs and various guides to the Army, survival and other related subjects maybe found at http://www.hughmcmanners.com/books/falklands-commando/
Top Customer Reviews
I've spent a lot of space complaining about the book's shortcomings, but let me add that when I first got this book, towards the beginning of my interest in survival, I thoroughly enjoyed paging through it and learned quite a bit. It's good for beginners, who will be able to browse the book open-mindedly and learn many survival tips at their leisure.
This book includes all the basics of survival. I'm sure there are more detailed ones, but they don't have the basics. This is not really good for a reading book, but it is good for reaserch, as well as training. If you want a good book to live off of the land,this is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice picture book, written before the internet era. I remember my library had this book when I was a kid, I was always returning it overdue.Published 6 months ago by rjc149
This book looks more like an encyclopedia of information, but because techniques require descriptions and photos, it is a wonderful book for instruction. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer
this is a good book for beginners...it teaches you the basics of survival....i use this book to teach boy scouts.Published on February 26, 2013 by steve
I like the layout of the book. Lots of how to pictures. I haven't used any yet but know from being outdoors that this would be nice if I were to ever wander off..... Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Jeff G.
The material covered in this book is very useful. Easily understood and great pictures to go with the material. Love It!Published on January 11, 2013 by Patricia A McNinch
I remember this book back from high school. Great book! Very detailed yet simple pictures. Covers everything you need to know! Condition of the book was excellent!!! A+++++Published on October 6, 2012 by driftcircle
Great illustrations, instructions, etc... A must have for anyone learning survivalism, a great gift for boys and men, and of course Mom's who love to camp.Published on February 11, 2007 by M. Alvillar