Synopses & Reviews
Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees.
In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for about three days or so. But if the body's core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don't take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise.
Watch naturalist Cody Lundin on Dual Survival as he uses many of the same skills and techniques taught in his book: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive.
10-part series Dual Survival
The Discovery Channel
Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.
Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This book is about how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees.
Table of Contents
Introduction--why a survival kit? -- Survival situations-- how do they start? -- Survival vs. primitive living or "living off the land" -- Survival psychology and the importance of proper prior training -- Why fear sucks -- Dealing with the survival scenario : attitude, adaptation, and awareness -- Cultivating rational insanity and the art of "party on" -- Reducing the threat of the survival situation : the seven P's -- What it takes to stay alive -- The most common way to push up daisies in the outdoors -- How your body loses and gains heat -- Your first line of defense -- Four factors for faster hydration -- About your rescuers -- Helping rescuers bring you back alive -- What is a survival kit? -- Making your own kit as opposed to purchasing one -- Factors to consider when putting together or purchasing your survival kit -- Preparing your kit to be-- -- Survival kit components (you + the tool + the environment = your life) -- My survival kit "container" -- Survival kit priorities -- Explaining my kit components.