SAS Survival Guide

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About this app

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 million-copy bestselling book and the hugely successful iPhone/iPad app, has been reinvented for the Android.

############# ACCOLADES ##############
• Official Honoree Award at the 15th Annual Webbys
• Selected for iTunes REWIND 2010
• Apple Featured Application
• Featured in iTunes 'Staff Favourites'
• Also features in "WHAT'S HOT" and "NEW & NOTEWORTHY" in most countries
• Has been ranked the #1 LIFESTYLE APP in almost all geographic locations


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 original set of world-class survival skills with you anywhere in the world – from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the deserts of Kandahar…or to your closest national park.

This FULLY SELF CONTAINED app includes :

* Full text of the bestselling book optimised for the iPhone and Android (over 400 pages)
* 16 videos providing invaluable survival tips from Lofty himself
* Photo galleries of Animal Tracks, Knots, Edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, sea creatures and snakes
* 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

#### ABOUT 'Urban SAS SURVIVAL' ####

The ultimate guide to fending for yourself in an urban environment from the team that brought you the million-copy selling SAS Survival Guide. Written by legendary ex-SAS man John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, the guide comes stuffed full of useful tips for fending for yourself in every urban situation. And many more besides.

This interactive edition contains:

* The latest training on self-defence and the law
* Dealing with fire and hazardous chemicals
* Tackling snake bites and other animal dangers
* Handling DIY: power tools, welding, machinery and more
* Terrorism
* Health information
* Full search functionality
* Urban survival checklist
* And more

During normal use, this app does not require an active internet connection however some assets, like videos, need to be downloaded and features like social sharing will be disabled without an active internet connection.
Updated on
Feb 22, 2024

Data safety

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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.1K reviews
A Google user
January 31, 2020
I bought this. It worked. I had to unload it to save space once. Now it won't reinstall. I contacted Google support. They tried everything they had. Nothing worked. I contacted the developers. They had me redo everything Google had me do. No results. They said it was a Google problem. They recently have put a large set of more expensive manuals on the market that seem to cover the same subjects. Hmmmmm...
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January 24, 2020
Hi, we would like to fix this. As we don't have your email address, can you please write to us at so that we can help you better. We look forward to your email.
Raven-Skyy Storm
October 12, 2022
Very disappointed with this app, when I open it I am immediately taken to the essentials section and I can't access the rest of the content! This would not be good for someone relying on this manual in a survival situation. I'm just going to buy a good old fashioned book copy for the bugout bag and I recommend everyone interested in this app to do the same! To sum it up this app SUCKS and is a complete WASTE of money and will fail you when you NEED IT MOST in an emergency survival situation!
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A Google user
January 12, 2020
Absolutely no customer support that is effective. If I download the main Survival Guide. And then the Urban Survival guide Lite the program completely glitches; I lose the ability to see the $5.99 guide. Also I lost my purchase of my Urban Survival Guide of $3.99. It wants me to purchase the urban survival guide again even though I've sent email to customer support with screenshots showing the exact date and time from the Google Play Store when I bought both guides. The program is glitchy!!!
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April 7, 2020
We apologize for your bad experience. Could you please update the application. The older version has some issues that we have fixed. If you still face any issues, please contact us at

What's new

Bug Fixes
SDK updates
Support for latest android versions