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
Mark Wilson
April 4, 2021
Can only sign in with a limited number if devices with no way to un register a device without emailing them. Also does not give me an option to remove the lite version after full version has been purchased. Would also like option to delete the audio option if it's already been downloaded. The app used to be perfect, now just seems sluggish and the start menu is cluttered with unnecessary stuff. Fix the opening menu and let me sign in with all my devices or at least choose which device I'm using!
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Thom H.
March 30, 2024
This is not reliable. Three times now I wanted to use the guide but it did not open telling me i have to connect internet first. What out in the wilderness or in case of emergency when i have no connection? It's useless then! Update years later: still the same, from time to time login is needed. This is inacceptable. Something like this guide should be a downloadable book. Once you have it you are independent. But an app like this is not reliable.
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February 27, 2018
Hello Thomas Hürlimann, you need to be connected to the internet only for the first launch of the app. This is necessary because of permissible app size in the Playstore. Once the content is downloaded, you will be able to access the content without need of internet. If you still face issues, contact us at
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.

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