Synopses & Reviews
When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life.
In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his and#147;positive awarenessand#8221;and#151;a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behaviorand#151;on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation.
In his engaging and empowering bookand#160;Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Hanson shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to:
- prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes
- run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target
- recognize common scams at home and abroad
- become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations
- gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid
With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world.
“A classic outdoor manual. ... Written by John Wiseman, former survival instructor for Britains elite Special Air Service (an all-conditions strike force considered by some to be tougher than the U.S. Navy SEALs), the book addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. ... Dont leave home without it.” Outside magazine
For Any Climate, in Any Situation
Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes:
Being Prepared: Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials, such as a pocket survival kit.
Making Camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, and creating tools.
Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it.
First Aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured.
Disaster Survival: How to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off.
Now featuring case studies and survival scenarios
About the Author
is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and recent successful contestant of ABCand#8217;s reality show Shark Tank
. He teaches everyday citizens to defend themselves at his Spy Escape and Evasion school. Hanson has beenand#160;interviewed by major media outlets for his security expertise including, The Wall Street Journal,
Fox News and The Huffington Post. He currently lives inand#160;Cedar City, Utah, with his family.