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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (original 2001; edition 2006)

by Joshua Piven

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Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do?The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of theParanoid's Pocket Guide andHypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know...… (more)
Title:The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Authors:Joshua Piven
Info:Chronicle Books (2006), Paperback
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven (2001)

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This book gives advice for surviving a multitude of different scenarios. The information could be useful in one of these situations though I question if you would have it near or have the time to look up the advice. A few sections were tongue-in-cheek but the great majority is serious. I found it a bit hard to finish as it became repetitive and dull. I also don't plan on maneuvering on top of a train and trying to get inside.

The book is a bright yellow hardcover. It is small enough that it could go in your camping gear. I personally would not waste the space in my backpack. I have seriously mixed feelings about this book. ( )
  fiberdzns | Aug 21, 2019 |
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A blend of humorous and practical advice, the worst-case scenario handbook is a fun gift. The hand cover edition is sturdy and well-made. Previous editions of this one have included almost all of the same content, so I wouldn't buy if you already own a different version. For those looking to purchase for the first time it's a good one. ( )
  bookworm12 | Aug 7, 2019 |
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This is a guidebook on how to survive should the worst happen. It covers all sorts of deadly situations from truly catastrophic to minor injuries. It's full of grim humor, but useful for the survivalist or accident prone. A little depressing though.
  varielle | Jul 31, 2019 |
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"The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" is a grab bag of useful, humorous, and interesting information about a variety of potentially disastrous situations you might find yourself in. Covering everything from quicksand to plane crashes, rampaging bulls to tsunamis, there is a wealth of survival information packed into this book.

I don't normally comment on the physical book itself, but it this case it bears mention. The hardback is nicely constructed, compact in size (about 5.5" x 7.25"), and feels like it would go naturally in a bugout bag or hiking pack.

That having been said, the book wouldn't be particularly useful in the moment of disaster; by the time you were able to get to the book and look up the right chapter it may be too late. This information is best if studied ahead of time.

"The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" would make a great gift for the adventurer in your life.

NB: I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. ( )
  sullijo | Jun 16, 2019 |
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Ever want to know how to escape from quicksand, survive nuclear fallout, or tell if a clown is murderous? This book is for you. Funny and informative.
  Micah | Jun 11, 2019 |
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