Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive!

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Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10 on Amazon


Best survival book ever. It's a must-read for any outdoorsman.


  • Informative and entertaining
  • Used by SAR teams all over the country
  • Not your everyday survival book


  • Wish it would have been longer

I would and have recommended this book to anyone in search of outdoor survival. It's very informative and yet not boring. It's not just a rewrite of US Army survival manuals like most of the books of this genre.

I've read and reread this thing on many occasions, and it's the only survival based book I've done that with. Cody Lundin is a guy that has years of survival experiance. Yeah he's on TV, but he's the real deal. He takes a stance on survival that not many have done. Instead of covering info like brush shelters, skinning game, and setting up snares to catch the game.... He covers the real killers in the wild. Hypo and Hyperthermia. He goes into detail on what happens to your body and why. What signs you should be aware of when dealing with those 2 big killers, and dehydration.

As I said, guys... this man is the real deal. He's not gonna get you killed by drinking your piss or scaling a cliff with your shoelaces like some "TV survivalists". And he's not gonna bore you to death like others that just rewrite material that's been rewritten 1000 times before.


I like Cody but I also think he take very unnecessary risks. Such as the episode when he was in alpine/mountainous terrain in socks and shorts.

1 year ago

...(sorry, I got cut short by my dumbphone.) But that was beyond foolish and not only showed a lack of self regard for himself but also for his partner as well. Regardless of where you are if you are with another individual you can't ignore common sense because it isn't just about you it is about both of you. I would NEVER expose someone to unnecessary risk just because its "how I roll." That BS works in the desert not on a mountain summit postholing in socks.

1 year ago

I hear you on that man. I think the barefoot thing is way too much for me. Even when he's not kickin it in the snow.

1 year ago

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How to survive fear, panic and the biggest outdoor killers! Author: Cody Lundin; illustrated by Russ Miller; photographs by Christopher Marchetti. Softcover; 215 pages; black-and-white illustrations and full-color photographs. Gibbs Smith; copyright 2003. This is a nonstop thrill ride, jam-packed with commonsense modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard or the highway. Author Cody Lundin is the founder and director of the nationally recognized Aboriginal Living Skills School. His brand of wilderness wisdom is based on the unique principle of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his no-nonsense and informative style Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for several days. But if the body's core temperature dips much below or shoots above the 98.6deg mark, a person can die within hours. It's a concept that many don't take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature can save your life. Delivered with wit, rebellious humor, plenty of backcountry expertise and paired with outrageously hip visuals. Promises to not only entertain, but to empower with practical advice, information and detailed instructions of how to create an effective survival kit.


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