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John "Lofty" Wiseman is a British author, survival consultant and television presenter. He is a former member of the Special Air Service (SAS), the British special forces unit.

John “Lofty” Wiseman is a British author and survival consultant, and a former member of the Special Air Service (SAS), the British special forces unit.

In 1959, at the age of eighteen, Wiseman became the youngest person ever to pass selection for the SAS, joining from the Parachute Regiment, which he had joined a year earlier. He went on to serve in the SAS for 26 years, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major.<ref name=“Truewaysbio”>Trueways Survival School John Wiseman's biography</ref>

After leaving the SAS in 1985, his first book was The SAS Survival Handbook (published in 1986). Wiseman has since become a survival consultant, writing a number of other books on the subject,<ref> listing for John Lofty Wiseman books</ref> as well as appearing on television. When he provided survival training to the cast of the 1990 film Memphis Belle, his ability to make food out of unlikely materials inspired cast member Harry Connick Jr. to write Lofty's Roach Souffle.<ref>:// “Lofty's Roach Souffle” liner notes</ref>

Wiseman is also a member of the instructional team at Trueways Survival School.<ref name=“Truewaysbio”/> He was also the instructor for the selection/training phase for the show, Castaway 2000.


  • Ultimate SAS Survival
  • Trueways Survival Skills with Lofty Wiseman (DVD)<ref name=“trueways_dvd”>Trueways Survival Skills with Lofty Wiseman</ref>
  • SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive Anywhere, on Land or at Sea
  • SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea
  • The SAS Self-Defense Handbook: A Complete Guide to Unarmed Combat Techniques
  • SAS Survival Guide
  • The SAS Urban Survival Handbook
  • The SAS Driver's Survival Handbook
  • Outdoor Survival (Collins Need to Know?)
  • SAS Self-defence Manual
  • The SAS Personal Survival Handbook
  • Secret Visitor (fiction)
  • SAS Survival Guide (iOS App)<ref name=“sassurvival_ios”>SAS Survival Guide App for iOS</ref>

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