- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Barricade Books; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569801207
- ISBN-13: 978-1569801208
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #933,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Book of Survival: How to Protect Yourself Against revolution,Riots, Hurricains, Famines and Other natural And Man-Made Disasters Paperback – January 1, 1998
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With an uncertain future, we could all end up enslaved by invading space aliens or dead at the hands of marauding stockbrokers tomorrow. Or, as the author says so eloquently in the forward to the book, "There is another future - a future in which people reading this book will live longer, and in style too."(p. 8)
This book included useful, commonsense suggestions such as: "You're of no use dead."(repeated throughout the book and not necessarily true if those with you are hungry) and "If you are trapped in your car: stay in your car. (p.121); well thought out observations, ie."...the circus elephant dying a week after you shoot him is little comfort if he tramples you to death." (p. 54); and startling truisms like "One minute you're sipping a lemonade in your backyard, and the next you're looking at a wall of water ten stories high coming straight at you."(p. 279) or "Clothing fires are a sure way to get hurt." (p. 230)
Valuable checklists of necessary survival items seem to be a complete inventory of whatever the author had lying around his house at the time. Remember that when there is a disaster, you will be glad you brought along your flour sifter (p.24) and liquor (p. 32).
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My favorite parts are the fore-mentioned alien-attacks and the gang-wars that take over your city. The author suggests that the gangs will completely outnumber your police/army/navy/special-ops/national-guard completely and that you should find a safe place to hide while they over-run your city.
He later suggests that you attempt to create an uprising by gathering munitions and what-not to do so, but BEFORE all that, try to gain money by selling food to the gangs that have infected the inside of your city limits...HUH?!?!
And just so you know...there is NO way to survive completely after a nuclear-strike! Not unless you have building beneath the Earth, perfecting a culture that can survive without the sun or fresh water and been building it all underground for years just in case something like this happens!
If any of THAT sounds insane, then you're game for this joke of a "survival-guide".
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I would have more confidence in this advice if whoever put this on Amazon could spell hurricane. It takes so little time to spell check and it adds so much to credibility.Published on December 8, 2011 by Kimrlandry
Don't waste your money or time. I read everything in print, OCD that way. This belongs in the trash. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by S. D. Vaughan
This is a very well written book. I got it from the library and I had to buy it for my own personal library. Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by K. Zavatsky
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My favorite parts are the fore-mentioned alien-attacks and the gang-wars that take over your city. Read more
Excellent book. Covers many scenarios. I purchased it in 99', but didn't really read much of it until this week. The section on External Terrorism applies to today. Read morePublished on September 16, 2001
The complete Book of Survial is just that. No serious survialist should be without this book. firstname.lastname@example.org says he has hundreds of other books that cover similar material. Read morePublished on December 1, 1999 by A. Kics
Did read the other reviews and it is a pity that, those who praise this book did not recognize the contents as coming from other, similar & previous publications. Read morePublished on October 23, 1999