This is the FREE version of the Best seller iTunes app, the SAS Survival Guide, available now in the App Store and as an inApp Purchase. Based on the million-copy bestselling book, this fantastic free app provides you with a bare bones guide to wilderness survival. Jam-packed with basic survival tools, you'll be equipped for any expedition to the outdoors with this entry-level guide in your arsenal.

◆◆◆ SAS Survival Guide wins "Official Honoree" Award at the 15th Annual Webbys ◆◆◆
◆◆◆ Selected for "iTunes REWIND 2010" ◆◆◆
◆◆◆ Listed under "Apple Featured Applications", "What's Hot" & "New & Noteworthy" Worldwide.◆◆◆
◆◆◆ Has achieved the #1 LIFESTYLE APP in most geographic locations.◆◆◆

For over twenty years, the SAS Survival Guide has been the definitive guide to surviving any situation, anywhere in the world. Now, for the first time ever, the bestselling book has been reinvented for the iPhone.

Written by former SAS soldier and instructor, John "Lofty" Wiseman, this application brings you the elite training techniques of Britain’s toughest fighting force in the most accessible version ever. Now you can take the world-class survival skills of the SAS with you anywhere in the world – from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the deserts of Kandahar…or to your closest national park.

The Lite App Contains:
•Basic survival information including: building fires, finding water, navigating by the stars, survival kit, signals and codes
•Photo galleries of cloud spotting, night sky navigation, and more
•Video of Lofty Wiseman demonstrating knife skills
•100+ question quiz to test if you've got what it takes to survive
•Survival checklist to help you prepare for trips
•Search the app by keyword for quick reference

The Full app contains:
•Full text, in 9 chapters, of the bestselling book optimised for the iPhone
•16 videos providing invaluable survival tips from Lofty himself
•Photo galleries of edible, medicinal and poisonous plants
•Morse Code signalling device
•100 + question quiz to test if you've got what it takes to survive
•Survival Checklist
•Sun Compass
•Search tool to scan entire book by subject
•Extreme Climate Survival: sections on surviving Polar, Desert, Tropical, and Sea
•Comprehensive First Aid section

Also included for purchase is the ◆ SAS Urban Survival Guide ◆
Learn How to Protect Yourself Against Terrorism, Natural Disasters, Fires, Home Invasions, and Everyday Health and Safety Hazards

What’s New

Version 1.7

Bug fixes.
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Superawesometurtle ,

Excellent survival tool

I am a wilderness survival maniac and I make my own kits. I would suggest having this app in your kit because its clear and has equipment that can double for anything. My only grudge is that it needs more info and be displayed more like a manual than a web page.

Chris27CSS ,


This app is ok but I got it several years ago then purchased the paid version. Long story short. I now have a new iPhone and noticed there was another sas “book” on the app when I went to purchase it I noticed my previous purchase was gone. No big deal I restored purchase found. It was only like 4.99 and I remember most of the content but it’s more the principal. I’m not going to purchase the other one or any other sas app ever. Whether it was a mistake or they are intentionally ripping ppl off idk but it is terrible and I hate it because some of the app was useful. It could be improved so much by making a few minor changes adding a few details and features and removing so if the useless stuff but seems they forget about you after they get your money.

Applestinks219871 ,


Don’t bother with this “free” version. It has one section, Essentials. Every topic you click on whether it’s direction finding or finding water just say the following “ Begin by preparing yourself to be a survivor. That means preparation in every sense. This section is concerned with making sure that you have the right equipment for any expedition you undertake. It introduces the idea of carrying a pocket-sized kit of carefully selected key survival aids – which should go with you everywhere.
A knife is your most important survival tool. It must be chosen and used carefully and it must be kept in perfect condition.

Equally important is a personal preparedness, so that you are both physically and psychologically equipped to deal with the stresses and hazards of survival conditions. You must have a clear understanding of survival needs, especially of the need for – and ways of obtaining – water.”

Whoever made this app needs a punch in the face.

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