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Come Back Alive: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Disasters, Kidnappings, Animal Attacks, and Other Nasty Perils of Modern Travel

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Welcome to the art of survival!

Come Back Alive is the indispensable and witty guide to avoiding nasty situations, whether on a business trip, an adventure vacation, or a weekend hike. In this book, the author of the classic travel annual The World's Most Dangerous Places, Robert Young Pelton--"Dangerman" (Toronto Globe & Mail); "tourist with an attitude" (Outside magazine); "the patron saint of adventure travelers"  (ZineZone. com)--reveals the secrets that have kept him alive and laughing:

in the desert: finding water where it ain't, dehydration and rehydration, copping a nuclear tan

in the jungle: trekking, camping, jungle tucker, what to do when there's no bridge

in the woods: when you're tentless and clueless, when dinner's still mobile

in the snow: dressing for excess; building a snow cave, what to do when someone's going hypo

on the road: surviving adventure travel, from mild to wild

when assaulted: passive self-defense, active self-defense, better ideas in self-defense

when kidnapped: how to avoid it, how to survive it

during natural disasters: hurricanes, avalanches, lightning, earthquakes, and more!

when facing nasty animals: animals that bite you, eat you, sting you, and what to do when Bambi strikes back

You will also learn strategies for adventure travel, urban areas, war zones, terrorism, crime spots, and even the dangers of your own house--the place you're most likely to get into trouble.

Whether you are young or old, man or woman, going on a business trip, a ski weekend, an African safari, or just to the corner store, Come Back Alive gives you the comprehensive and fascinating advice you'll need to protect yourself. No matter where you're going, what you're doing, or how dangerous you want to get, Come Back Alive is essential to your safe and stylish return.

About the Author

Robert Young Pelton is the author of The World's Most Dangerous Places, an unusual vocation that takes him to places like Afghanistan, Sudan, Algeria, Borneo, and Colombia. He has survived car wrecks, shellings, illnesses, attacks by guerrilla groups, African killer bees, and a plane crash in Kalimantan. His exploits have been covered by ABC News, the New York Times, Outside, and countless other media. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385495660
Author:
Pelton, Robert Young
Author:
Young-Pelton, Robert
Publisher:
Main Street Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference - Tips
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.22x5.54x.73 in. .91 lbs.

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