Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When All Hell Breaks Loose

If you've ever watched Discovery Channel's "Dual Survival," you'd know who Cody Lundin is. If not, he's a down-to-earth hippie with a good sense of humor and a wealth of survival knowledge. My buddy bought me this book for Christmas and I decided to take it along with my on my stay in the woods. I've read some other survival oriented books before and I got to say, this one is a great read. Cody has a no bullshit, no frills attitude that permeates throughout the over 400 pages. His writing style is unique and entertaining, something which is awesome for a subject like this because it's stuff everyone should know but some won't because they find it boring for whatever reason.

The book covers a broad range of skills, anywhere from having a good survival mindset to trapping animals for food and making makeshift sleeping bags, and, when his book doesn't cover something fully he admits it and says to do some more research on that specific area. I like this approach WAY better than somebody claiming their book teaches everything in the world in 20 pages. The advice and skills contained in this book seem to be more focused on urban survival such as how to be prepared if your city's water/electricity shuts down for an extended period of time which is actually a more realistic scenario for a majority of readers, although it does have some great outdoor material.


Here are a couple Youtube vids of the guy sharing some of his wisdom.





Definitely check it out if you're up for a read with substance.

33 comments:

  1. brb buying some bleach and ziplocs :]

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  2. Brb hiding under desk.

    Awesome post though brah, for serious.

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  3. nice post bro;)
    i like it;)
    supportin & following you;)

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  4. interesting ima buy a lot of tuna now :)

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  5. I cant believe the yuppies buy into it...

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  6. Laugh now but when disaster strikes he will be the only survivor :P

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  7. too many survial shows on tv i think

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  8. looks like fun!

    check out my new blog, The Stepback Fadeaway!

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  9. i love the show, didn,t realize the guy had a book out, Thanks

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  10. good book. but how can we tell if his info is truthful? has he been to hell? HE IS A FUCKING DEMON

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  11. Great post!
    looking forward to reading the next one

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  12. Some people say a giant red planet/sun/comet thing is going to cause extinction this fall. Crazy, huh?

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