What if you were left stranded after an avalanche, or dropped into the middle of a jungle, shipwrecked on an island, or found yourself alone on a deserted street in the middle of a strange city – could you cope?
World events have changed our perspective on many things, and proved that even in an age when technology can make life simple, we still need our inner strength and ability to survive day by day. The Essential Survival Guide not only explains how we can develop the right psychological approach to cope with extraordinary and life-threatening situations, but also provides information on the methods and practical techniques that can determine whether you live or die – from basic self-defence to finding food and shelter.
No matter where you may go or what you may do, ask yourself one question: do you have the know- how and the will to survive? If not, you need this book.
As a former British soldier, private investigator, undercover operator and police special constable Kenn has first hand experience of survival, anti-terrorist and covert surveillance techniques. As a soldier he served in many remote areas of the world and his knowledge and research have given him an invaluable insight into a world which most of us will never see but which he shares with a writers passion.
Kenn has authored many books including The Private Investigator’s Handbook and The Essential Survival Manual.
Kenn was invited to give a hands on survival talk and book signing session at Mostly Books, New Bookshop of the Year 2008, in the Thameside market town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
Ever since we set the event up, I was unfeasibly excited about last Tuesday’s “Survival” event with Kenn Griffiths. I’m pleased to say it met all my expectations – and more. A really great event. The shop still smells (faintly) of wood smoke, but the parachute-covered shelter is now down, and lots of children in and around Abingdon now have a better idea on a whole range of subjects – from knowing the best way to light a fire to concealing themselves in foliage – and even the dangers (and best way) of drinking your own wee….
From escaping from a sunken vehicle to navigating by the stars, from self defence to lighting a fire and administering first-aid this book offers a wealth of indispensable knowledge for every reader including:
The mindset to win (psychology of self-defence) Protection (shelter, water, fire) Location (map and compass, search and rescue, attracting attention) Water (solar stills, locating and purifying) Food (fires, cooking traps) Surviving People (on foot, transport, natural disaster) Self-help First-aid List of the world’s danger spots
Kenn Griffiths Author and Writer credits include;
Books: Usborne Survival Skills, The Private Eye’s Handbook, The Private Investigator’s Handbook, Spy Master, The Essential Survival Guide, Map and Compass, The Survival Manual.
Magazines: The Royal Geographical Magazine, Survival Weaponry and Tactics Magazine, Countryside Magazine, Why! Army Benevolent Fund Magazine, Daily Agony Column Expert for Inside Divorce E-Magazine.