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Review of The Book: Will To Live dispatches from the edge of survival

In his latest book, Will To Live, dispatches from the edge of survival, Les Stroud covers one of my favorite, but least covered aspects of survival. Which is, when it comes to survival, why do some people live, while others succumb to the environment around them?

We've all heard the stories of skilled and well prepared hikers or hunters that become lost in the wilderness, only to die after a day or two. While other stories involving children, or even special needs people being lost for up to a week or more, and with no special skills, or supplies living to tell the tell.

In Will To Live, dispatches from the edge of survival, Author Les Stroud examines in detail some of the more famous of these stories. He walks the reader through the experience of being in that particular survival situation, what that person did right, and in many cases wrong. 

Les gets into more details as he explains what he would have done differently, and even if in a similar situation if he would have made the same choice adding in sections of supply lists, and how to do things the correct way when faced with certain situations. For instance Les covers winter driving, preserving a moose, and conducting a reconnaissance mission.

Les, uses each chapter to look at a particular survival situation and at the end of the chapter breaks it down into categories and percentages used in the survival situation. 

Les Stroud is an excellent writer and expresses his thoughts with complete clarity on a subject that is not often studied or written about, and clearly gets the message across that there is more to survival, that just being well prepared. What's more is the Will To Live also shows the human beings capacity and will to survive, even when facing insurmountable odds.

If you are a fan of survival, preparedness, Survivorman, or even Les Stroud himself, you will without a doubt enjoy this book. At times I felt as if Les himself were reading it to me, in his calm, but knowing voice.

Disaster Preparedness Blog gives Will To Live dispatches from the edge of survival: 5 Stars out of 5.

Pick up your copy here today!

~ I predict this will be one of the best selling books on survival of 2011 ~


Review of The Book: Handbook To Practical Disaster Preparedness For The Family

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. is absolutely fabulous. Whether you’re a novice just starting out, a seasoned “prepper” or a die-hard survivalist, this is one book that you should add to your must read list. In fact, I bet most of you will be adding this book to your libraries and go-bags or BOB’s.

When I first received the book, I was a bit busy with some other reading I had to do, so I did a quick thumb through of it and I have to admit, I was impressed with the content right away. It is hard to find any one book that covers everything when it comes to preparedness, but this is as close as it comes when you get down to a practical guide, especially for families.

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family contains complete lists, photos, charts, formulas that will be quite useful to many. Want to know about food storage and how long your food will last? It’s in there. Need to know how much fuel you’ll need for your generator for one week? It’s in there. Think you’re prepared with just your store bought survival kit? It talks about why you may need more than that.

It also covers sleep and sleep deprivation, communication, first aid, lighting, fire, electrical power and much, much, more. If you’ve been looking for a book that covers and touches on nearly everything that you need for your families preparedness needs this book is it.

In all honestly I had a hard time finding anything to be critical about with this book. It is well thought out, well written, and as I mention covers a large amount of information. With that said, if I had to find anything wrong with the book at all, and trust me it was difficult; it would be the burn graphics on page 302. I think it would have been better if the book included actual photos of burns instead of graphics. This could be due to the former EMT in me, but I think it would have served readers better with actual pictures of the wounds for better comparison.

Considering this was the only thing I could find, I consider it very minor, and hope that you will find this review useful and check the book out for yourself.

Disaster Preparedness Blog gives Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family: 5 Stars out of 5.

 Be Sure to Order a Copy and add it to your BOB today!

Visit the Authors site at: DisasterPreparer.com