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How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator: 4. If its jaws are closed on something you want to remove (for example, a limb), tap or punch it on the snout.
Though it's being marketed as a humorous title--after all, it's unlikely you'll be called upon to land a plane, jump from a motorcycle to a moving car, or win a swordfight--the information contained in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is all quite sound. Authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht consulted numerous experts in their fields (they're cited at the end of the book) to discover how to survive various and sundry awful events. Parachute doesn't open? Your best bet for survival is to hook your arms through the straps of a fellow jumper's chute--and even then you're likely to dislocate both shoulders and break both legs. Car sinking in water? Open the window immediately to equalize pressure, then open the car door and swim to the surface. Buried in an avalanche? Spit on the snow--it will tell you which direction is really up. Then dig as fast as you can.
Each survival skill is explained in simple steps with helpful illustrations. Most stress the need to be prepared--both mentally and physically. For example, to escape from quicksand, you will need to lay a pole on the surface of the quicksand, flop on your back atop the pole, and pull your legs out one by one. No pole? No luck. "When walking in quicksand country, carry a stout pole--it will help you get out should you need to."
Hopefully you'll never need to know how to build a fire without matches, perform a tracheotomy, or treat a bullet wound. But in the words of survival evasion resistance escape instructor "Mountain" Mel Deweese, "You never know." --Sunny Delaney
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
The book is entertaining, even if you never plan to use such information, it is still fun to read.
OK, so maybe all of this didn't happen, but after reading this book, you will feel more prepared for any or all of these situations.
I don't know if this is a consequence of a lack of imagination/effort or liability/legal concerns.
Fun book to read with some very good practical advice. I bought copies for several friends I hunt with and I'm thinking of giving some to my grandkids.Published 17 days ago by Tom Fowler
Purchased for school. Didn't hear any complaints (and believe me I would) so assume they are happy.Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Harris
Great, fun and informational book. The used copy I received was good, the cover had some wear and faint stains but you can barely tell.Published 4 months ago by Julie
This fascinating little book is a collection of How-To tips that could mean the difference between survival and a rather unpleasant demise. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson