98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

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"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book."

Cody Lundin

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Overview

"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book."

Cody Lundin

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Los Angeles Daily News
This outrageously straightforward survival book teaches you what you need to know, now, to live through virtually every survival scenario.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586852344
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 6/23/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 160,254
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Russ Miller is an internationally syndicated artist and writer of Russ Miller’s Oddly Enough. He also writes and illustrates a weekly editorial newspaper column called “Miller’s Musings.”

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Chapter 1

Survival Situations: How do they start?

How do survival situations happen? How do they start? These are loaded questions. A more accurate one would be, "How don't they start?" Murphy's Law, remember? That which can go wrong will. Flat tires, freak weather, wrong turns, broken limbs, and a million more scenarios exist for screwing up in the woods. More often than not, life-threatening affairs are the end result of several seemingly insignificant events. Taken one at a time, they would have little effect, but when compounded they can kill. Therefore, a main part of any survival strategy is to recognize danger signs early so corrective action can be taken.

One of the more common ways to meet your maker is couched innocently enough in the simple day hike. Can you guess why? Have you ever heard someone say, "Ain't nothin' gonna happen, honey. We'll only be gone for a few hours. It's just a day hike!"

Day hikes are notorious for compromising lives because they lull people into a sense of complacency in regard to properly preparing for a trip. Phrases like "We don't need that extra sweater," or "Leave the water in the truck!" can end up putting people six feet under.

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Table of Contents

Forward 9

Check this Out! 11

Why a Survival Kit? 13

Chapter One: Survival Situations-How Do They Start? 19

Chapter Two: Survival vs. Primitive Living or "Living off the Land" 22

Chapter Three: Survival Psychology and the Importance of Proper Prior Training 25

Chapter Four: Why Fear Sucks 33

Chapter Five: Dealing with the Survival Scenario: Attitude, Adaptation, and Awareness 42

Chapter Six: Reducing the Threat of the Survival Situation-the Seven Ps 50

Chapter Seven: What it Takes to Stay Alive 52

Chapter Eight: The Most Common Way to Push Up Daisies in the Outdoors 60

Chapter Nine: How Your Body Loses and Gains Heat 69

Chapter Ten: Your First Line of Defense 77

Chapter Eleven: About Your Rescuer 107

Chapter Twelve: Helping Rescuers Bring You Back Alive 113

Chapter Thirteen: What is a Survival Kit? 119

Chapter Fourteen: Survival Kit Components (You + the Tool + the Environment = Your Life) 132

Chapter Fifteen: Summary 208

Chapter Sixteen: The Amazing "The drawings and photos are really cool but I'm too lazy to read this book" Cliff Notes 209

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Lots of great info that can be used by anyone.

    Simple and useful information written in a way that is easily understood and entertaining.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

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    Entertaining and full of information

    It is a great book, you will not want to put it down. It has interesting facts, and it is fun and funny.<BR/>The reading is a lot more digestible than the Armed Forces survival or the SAS survival book, but they all have their value.<BR/>Read them all and then go out and practice.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Great basics for the average person.

    The cartoons are a little corny, as the author admits, but this information is very valuable for anyone that likes to hike, walk, or go for a drive. This information could save your life.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Must have book for any home

    Mr. Lundin has writen an outstanding survival manual for all homes. This good common sense stuff that will keep your @ss alive.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2003

    Major Disappointment!

    I bought this book after it was recommended highly by a survival forum writer, and I must say I was greatly disappointed. I could find no new information on survival in different environments from what's been published in other books. 98.6 Degrees basically repeats the same message throughout - keep a positive mind and your body temperature near normal - but that point is beaten to death & could have been done in the first chapter. The photos are all grouped in the middle of the book instead of on the relevant page where they could do some good. Finally, the book may turn off some people with its smugness and sketches of buxom females. I'd certainly recommend something else if you're looking for a good survival manual.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Kyle says........

    Great job, Cody. Keep up the great work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    This is an overview or tip guide for outdoor survival. For the

    This is an overview or tip guide for outdoor survival.

    For the most part it is fairly easy to read. In some places, the tone does seem to be condescending but this could also be an attempt at humor. Without knowing the writer, in a text format, these types of humor are rather difficult.

    Little to no references for fact checking or additional reading are left which is heartily disappointing.

    Numerous references are dated and/or regional which may cause confusion to outsiders.

    There are a number of good tips scattered within the pages though.

    Overall, an adequate read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Wow

    A book that represents great knowledge, and not thrown at you kind of information. A context i stole from a brilliant man albert einstein. As a younger generation reader, this read avoids movie mentality as regards to immortality towards mother nature. Im sure most know who those people are. However if you are looking for a book that will teach you in depth, non-boring knowlege on survival, well here it is. Thank you cody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Excellent Survival Training Book!

    Easy to remember ideas!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    BN please fix!

    There are many missing letters throughout the book. Please fix this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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