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

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Gibbs Smith 98.6 Degrees - The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! first aid/safety/survival book

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.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10 on Amazon

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