Sep 19, Zora rated it it was ok. This could have been said in 40 pages. I ended up fearing that one day, at some point in the future, I'll be seated on a plane next to this guy, one of those people to whom you say, "how's it goin'? It's not that I disagree with his political philosophy or survival philosophy most preppers are what he This could have been said in 40 pages.
It's not that I disagree with his political philosophy or survival philosophy most preppers are what he says, you can't eat ammunition, lots of people who think they can live off the land haven't tried for more than a day and will die quickly so for pity's sake shelter in place, try to defuse angry situations before you go shooting people, and so on. I agree with all that. It's the author I can't stand. May 21, Shane rated it it was ok. There is some really helpful information here. The problem is that you have to dig through pages of 'hippie manifesto' to get to it.
Much of the information in " It seems to loose something in the retelling, as it is neither as clearly constructed nor as succinct. Lundin has a unique approach to living life and it suits him well in his role as an instructor of primitive living skills and survival techniques. It also offers some good so There is some really helpful information here. It also offers some good sounding advice and practical approaches to aid in emergency situations.
This just felt like too much information stuffed into one book, and none of it except sanitation was covered in enough detail. Sep 14, Shannon rated it really liked it.
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I found it to be funny and engaging as it was informative and thought provoking. When Michael first picked it up, he flipped to the how to clean and eat rodents part and asked me what kind of red-necked book I had checked out. It does have moments where you can't believe he would really discuss some of the things he does. However, I still think it is better to have thought through some of these things ahead of timelike how to dispose of a dead body, or what will you really do without toilet paper?
More than anything, it makes me want to keep up on my food storage and keep a supply of many other life conviences as well. Jul 10, Case added it Shelves: started-but-haven-t-finished. This book looks really good, and I want to give it another try. Due to my hectic schedule and the overwhelming onslaught of text and cartoon drawings splattered across the pages, I wasn't able to get through more than one chapter. From what I read, though, there was good psychological information in it.
I'll pick it up again when I have a clearer head and can appropriately focus. Afterall, trying to read this book This book looks really good, and I want to give it another try. Afterall, trying to read this book during the crisis would be pointless. View 1 comment. Oct 17, Johanna Harris rated it really liked it. Totally fun, light-hearted presentation of seriously important information. Aug 20, Todd Martin rated it really liked it Shelves: outdoors. Although Cody Lundin is now a TV star with his Discovery Channel show Dual Survival , he really has lived the self-sufficient lifestyle and has developed his unique expertise through direct experience.
The book is divided into two sections, the first of which is dedicated to men Although Cody Lundin is now a TV star with his Discovery Channel show Dual Survival , he really has lived the self-sufficient lifestyle and has developed his unique expertise through direct experience.
The book is divided into two sections, the first of which is dedicated to mental preparedness and the second to survival skills. It is illustrated throughout with lively cartoons and is written in an informal manner modeled on his instructional courses. In the first part of the book, Lundin describes the positive mental and psychological attitude one needs to adopt to weather a stressful disaster.
I think this is something that many survival courses would gloss over, but Lundin is absolutely correct when he stresses that mental preparedness can be considerably more important than physical preparedness in the face of an emergency. Our actions are dependent on brain function, and no amount of gear will aid an individual if they are paralyzed by fear and indecision.
Although he drifts a bit into some new-age woo-woo that would be more befitting Deepak Chopra or Rhonda Byrne author of The Secret , his focus on mental preparedness is on the mark. The bulk of the book is dedicated to survival strategies and is arranged in order of importance, covering such topics as: shelter, thermal regulation, water purification, food storage, sanitation, lighting, cooking, creation of a bug-out kit and disposal of a dead body. Although I was familiar with some of the information already, and some of it is plain common sense, Lundin did a very good job with his research and presents the material in an interesting way.
Jan 16, Jason rated it really liked it. In survivalism, bushcraft, and self-reliance it can be very difficult to separate correct actions from incorrect ones; many of these can be attributed to elements of a lack of scientific rigor. Cody Lundin, among all the teachers of survivalism, seems to accept the limits of the discipline of survivalism best and approaches what he considers to be keys - the proper mindset and about the most practical, albeit unsexy, ways to complete this.
Lundin does not fetishize the Bug Out Bag, a bag that ha In survivalism, bushcraft, and self-reliance it can be very difficult to separate correct actions from incorrect ones; many of these can be attributed to elements of a lack of scientific rigor. Lundin does not fetishize the Bug Out Bag, a bag that has taken on almost mythical proportions, replete with loadouts that are vital to survival. Instead Lundin's book focuses primarily on developing a survivalist, autarkic mindset and on considering what are probably true elements of what surviving mean.
Within are passages dealing with how to deal with a sewer system that has backed up, how to handle a dead body, and why it's important to launder your clothes periodically. Because most people live in some proximity to an urban area these ideas are probably more practical than survival tips on what to do on a desert island.
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That said, for pure survivalism there are also clearly elements of filler. Lundin can't help but indulge himself to talk at some length about the wastefulness of American architecture, among other things. I enjoyed it but I believe that those that imagine themselves in a post-apocalyptic world surviving will be disappointed with the book; Lundin treats survival as it IMO should be treated; as developing new skills for mundane living. Jul 21, Michael Baggetta rated it it was amazing. This man and author lives what he teaches, and I will say that his book,"When All Hell Breaks Loose," is a MUST read, and is by far the best book I have ever read on preparing for the many types of disasters that could affect you and your loved ones.
I really enjoyed the author's entertaining writing style, which is absorbing enough that you can gain some enjoyment from a topic th Cody Lundin who owns and operates the,"Aboriginal Living Skills School," in the State of Arizona, is the real deal!. I really enjoyed the author's entertaining writing style, which is absorbing enough that you can gain some enjoyment from a topic that is often written in a doomsday approach which can be quite frightening. No one who reads his book will ever be short on new and often quite amazing ways, to survive during any type of disaster! My belief is that I will prepare for the worst, but hope for the best in life.
There really is a need for balance to be applied when it comes to so called,"prepping,"as it is needed for everything we do in this physical world. To not prepare at all, I feel is to be irresponsible, especially if you have a family to care for. I hope this review helps, if you have been considering reading something in this genre! A lot to think about, and start preparing. May 13, Marcus rated it it was ok Recommended to Marcus by: Jesse. It's actually pretty good. Very readable, good examples, fun illustrations that help reinforce concepts: I'd happily recommend it to folks who would like to ensure that they, and their families, are adequately prepared for an emergency.
The author takes a practical approach to emergency prep, and does well when confined to the realistic things that folks can do to prepare for emergencies. He doesn't do so well when he gets new age-y and quasi-spiritual, his recounting of the many times he's eate It's actually pretty good.
He doesn't do so well when he gets new age-y and quasi-spiritual, his recounting of the many times he's eaten year-old canned tuna is reckless and sounds like an invitation for a lawsuit, and I felt his section on personal defense was nothing more than a big advertisement. There are a few tidbits throughout the book that people who are long time outdoor and self-reliance types will find new and worthwhile. Altogether, the book isn't the final word on the wide array of subjects covered within and the author doesn't claim it to be.
A good book for people who are just beginning to think about home and work emergency preparations, more experienced types will find only a few new ideas for consideration. Sep 20, Dave rated it really liked it. Pretty good "how to be prepared for when shit goes down" reading.
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The author says rightly that there is only so much that you can learn about surviving a life or death situation from reading a book, however reading stuff like this and doing some simple preparation is certainly better than doing nothing and waiting for the government to save yo' ass when things go bad. How much regular old household chlorine bleach does it take to disinfect one gallon of drinking water? This answer to this quest Pretty good "how to be prepared for when shit goes down" reading. This answer to this question might not seem important now, however in a disaster situation it could certainly come in handy.
This book provides lots of information of this nature. For anyone who is not inclined to look it up: eight to 16 drops per gallon. Let it sit for at least a half hour. After treatment the water should smell slightly like chlorine. If it doesn't, repeat treatment. While I don't care for the cutesy presentation of this material lots of cartoony illustrations and jokey sidebars , I can see how this might serve to attract readers who would otherwise be put off by the subject matter. This was a great read, packed with information and ideas on all sorts of issues one would run into while trying to survive.
There are some things I already knew, but the majority of the book was one surprise after another. There are just many things I never even considered, and the author's treatment of the topics felt very thorough. Honestly, I wanted to read this book the moment I saw the title. And the interior has lots of dark humor that resonates well with me. When I started reading, I was m This was a great read, packed with information and ideas on all sorts of issues one would run into while trying to survive. When I started reading, I was mostly curious about what the book would contain, but the more I read I'm always looking for interesting things to throw at my characters, and this book gave me a long list of ideas for at least four stories I've been working on.
This was well worth my time reading, and I'll probably re-read it in a few years or when I start editing one of those stories. Mar 22, Timothy rated it liked it Shelves: misc-non-fiction. Maybe not the best survival guide out there, but certainly not the worst, either.
What it lacks in depth, it more than makes up for in breadth. Covering everything from the basics of how to start a fire and purify water to more exotic things like how to dispose of a dead body and self-defense tactics, Cody Lundin discusses how to look after yourself, your family, and even your community in the case of a major disaster. And by disaster, Cody is not talking about zombie attacks or alien invasions. He is talking about the basic skills you may need to survive things like a prolonged power failure, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc. If you don't follow any of his other advice, make sure you follow this one: if you're serious about survival in the face of a possible catastrophe, read the book and get your act together before the crisis, not after.
Aug 31, C rated it liked it. Great book - I like Cody Lundin to begin with, but his lighthearted tone and practical, pragmatic point of view are great. It's been on my mind lately as we're more and more dependent on technology to accomplish even the most menial daily tasks. In high school, we had a storm so bad it knocked out power for two weeks I was glad we had the generator or it would have been really pretty nasty.
We don't have one, today. It made me realize that the vast majority of us have little to no survival skills. This book was both enlightening, and creepy Mar 02, Derick rated it really liked it. Probably one of the best survival, prepping books I have read.
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Lots of common sense applications, he gets to the root of survival. Keeping a level positive attitude, and using your brain. Example: You see these preppers with all their food stores, but those stores are not in rotation with their everyday food consumption.
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So eventually all those stored goods will go bad and have to be replaced. Which is fine if you have the time and resources. Which the average family probably does not have. Cody Probably one of the best survival, prepping books I have read. Cody Lundin is a survival savant, his wisdom in this area is colossal. If you think prepping is a good Idea I would buy this book and use it for my prepping blueprint. No some of the stuff is which in this territory is always sketchy.
Like how to eat rats and mice. But you gotta do what you gotta do right. Nov 23, John rated it really liked it. What a great, entertaining, thorough read about disaster preparation! Yeah, it's an odd topic, but Lundin takes a very down-to-earth, no-BS approach to everything from communications to first aid to cooking to But it's all covered in one book. It never feels old, although a few chapters from it are similar to his other book, " Still, a great overview to at least get you thinking about what you'd do if the power grid dies, we get hit by a solar flare and lose modern electronics, etc.
I enjoyed it. Feb 07, Alan Alvaro rated it it was amazing. This is an excellent book! I first tumbled onto Cody Lundin watching a television show "Dual Survival" where he demonstrated much of his extensive knowledge of survival in the wilderness. His alternative approach to life was very refreshing. I was very happy to find more of this philosophy in this most informative book. His approach to surviving the apocalypse emphasizes lifestyle changes that focus on mental conditioning and developing a survival attitude. Yes there are the requisite equipment This is an excellent book!
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