The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: How to Escape from Quicksand, Wrestle an Alligator, Break Down a Door, Land a Plane...

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: How to Escape from Quicksand, Wrestle an Alligator, Break Down a Door, Land a Plane...

by David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: How to Escape from Quicksand, Wrestle an Alligator, Break Down a Door, Land a Plane... by David Borgenicht, Joshua Piven

Danger! It lurks at every corner. Volcanoes. Sharks. Quicksand. Terrorists. The pilot of the plane blacks out and it's up to you to land the jet. What do you do? The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know FAST-from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information in the best-selling tradition of the Paranoid's Pocket Guide and Hypochondriac's Handbook, this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse. The essential companion for a perilous age. Because you never know...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811873567
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Series: Worst-Case Scenario
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 501,464
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

David Borgenicht is a Philadelphia-based writer whose own worst-case scenario involved a heavy-armored vehicle in Pakistan.
Joshua Piven is a writer, editor, and Web site designer who lives in Philadelphia. He's ready for anything.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook- How to Escape from Quicksand, Wrestle an Alligator, Break Down a Door, Land a Plane... 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh, such a nice little book to read when bored.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great for entertainment purposes. For true survival information (meaning not written for entertainment) the best I have seen is the U.S. Army Survival Manual. But to see how some of this information was put to good use in real life, the book 'Danger Close' is a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For my brother, he loved it
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book it is fun to read and very helpful I take it every were .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting. Reading the book was a breeze. I also found the book to be quite comical becasue of certain situations described. I definately recommend this book for the person on the go. Never leave home without
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only thing that beats this book is the suggestion by Dr. Carl Baugh that you can counteract a venomous snake bite by giving yourself a few seconds of shock from a stun gun on the bite. YeOuch!! I suggest that you either stungun the snake first or remove yourself out of the area. Where do these guys get this stuff?!?! LOL
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INTERESTING READING BUT NOT REALISTCALLY USEFUL.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Worst Case Scenario Handbook is a groovy survival book and it even looks cool too! This book tells you how to do misc. things such as land a plane, wrestle a alligator, pick a car lock door, and it came in real handy when I delivered a baby in a taxicab! JK! That would be a worst case scenario wouldnt it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best book ever. There is no other better book in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! If I had this book years ago, I'd certainly be better off now than I am. I just read another book about survivors (U.S. Customs, Badge of Dishonor), that I'm certain that the authors in that book sure could have used the secrets in this book as much as I needed them. You know what they say, 'Hind sight is 20/20.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
When first looking at the cover, I thought it might have been a joke or a satire book. I was wrong. It has some useful and not so useful (i.e. how to maneuver on top of a moving train and get inside) information. It was a fun read, and could really get some conversations started if placed on a coffee table.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book, I thought it would have information on how to build fires, how to make a fishing pole, etc... I was wrong. It has amazing survival tips that are fun to read. This one is for the ultimate survivor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This selection is not only hilarious, but I've actually used some of the instructions. (Picking my lock when locked out of my house.) Although the instructions are real, they are written in a very tongue-in-cheek way. My friend bought it for me as a gift and all our guests love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The one thing that I did NOT like about this book is that it was so short. So, when in the sequel coming out?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great coffee table book and conversation starter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was on a retreat with a few college friends and somebody had brought this book along. We had fun for at least 2 hours reading, singing, and acting out these scenarios. Our favorite was a spoof of the song 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' by the Proclaimers renamed 'Tracheotomy'. Another favorite was a heavy-metal version of 'How to win a Swordfight'. This book provides college students and professors fun for hours - just look at our example.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed with how short and small this book was. A lot of the solutions were pretty common sense ones that most of us have heard of before (like escaping from a bear or shark attack.) But much of it was fun and interesting, a great gift for any incident-prone individual.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A charming, practical book that makes a great gift. It tells you how to get out scenarios you're unlikely to face,in a plainspoken, humorous style. I gave it as a birthday gift and as a gift to a friend who is heading abroad. Don't expect great advice; Most of it you could have thought of yourself (if a cougar attacks you--fight back!), but it's still fun to read. Two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very helpful yet also funny to think of some of the situations. It tells you how to escape from killer bees, jump from a moving car and treat a snake bi
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very 'fun' and interesting book, but the chances that any of this stuff will ever happen to you are very slim. It's fun to tell what you know about it at the workplace, though.