Survival

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Why the Survivors Survived

“The Unthinkable is not a book about disaster recovery; it’s about what happens in the midst—before the po­lice and firefighters arrive... This is a book about the survival arc we all must travel to get from danger to safety.”

       This is one of my favorite survival books. It shows how our brains work in an emergency and why we need to act fast. 

       "Journalist and senior fellow at the Emerson Collective combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events. She explains that unless we have had the experience and/or the training to help us act quickly during moments of great peril, our instinctive response may be the worst possible reaction."

Here is a short video of the author featured by FEMA in their PrepTalks.

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Why the Survivors Survived

“The Unthinkable is not a book about disaster recovery; it’s about what happens in the midst—before the po­lice and firefighters arrive... This is a book about the survival arc we all must travel to get from danger to safety.”

       This is one of my favorite survival books. It shows how our brains work in an emergency and why we need to act fast. 

       "Journalist and senior fellow at the Emerson Collective combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events. She explains that unless we have had the experience and/or the training to help us act quickly during moments of great peril, our instinctive response may be the worst possible reaction."

Here is a short video of the author featured by FEMA in their PrepTalks.

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The One-Stop-Shop Survival Book

“Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless.”

       This book teaches the nuts and bolts of survival for the days and weeks after you survive the disaster. Les does an amazing job explaining real survival skills anyone can grasp on a fundamental level. Most of the skills are "how to survive in the woods" skills, but the basics are true in the woods and in your home. 

       This is a great book to have, even if you don't have time to read it from cover to cover. It is a great resource to look up a technique or skill.