Anything that can go wrong will.... A guide for everyone's nightmare come true!
Survival experts provide illustrated, step-by-step instructions on what you need to know fast:
- how to escape from quicksand, - how to wrestle an alligator, - how to break down a door, - how to land a plane, - how to fend off a shark, - how to take a punch, - how to deliver a baby in a taxicab, - how to survive a poisonous snake attack, - how to jump from a moving car, - how to identify a bomb, - how to escape killer bees, - how to survive if your parachute fails to open, - and dozens of other dire situations
How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator: 4. If its jaws are closed on something you want to remove (for example, a limb), tap or punch it on the snout.
Though it's being marketed as a humorous title--after all, it's unlikely you'll be called upon to land a plane, jump from a motorcycle to a moving car, or win a swordfight--the information contained in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is all quite sound. Authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht consulted numerous experts in their fields (they're cited at the end of the book) to discover how to survive various and sundry awful events. Parachute doesn't open? Your best bet for survival is to hook your arms through the straps of a fellow jumper's chute--and even then you're likely to dislocate both shoulders and break both legs. Car sinking in water? Open the window immediately to equalize pressure, then open the car door and swim to the surface. Buried in an avalanche? Spit on the snow--it will tell you which direction is really up. Then dig as fast as you can.