Book Review: 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster

Got an anxiety disorder? Check this book out! (5 stars)

Because I suffer from a mental illness that comes with what I have dubbed "catastrophic thinking" it should come as no surprise that I would read a book with so much survival knowledge. Chances are I will never need any of them but it actually really helped to read a book that taught me ways to deal with the kind of terrifying situations my brain likes to cook up. From how to escape zip-ties and subdue a hijacker to improvised weapons and what to do in a theater shootout I found myself solidly engrossed and unexpectedly calmed to gain this info.

If this is a topic that at all interests you—and I'm talking real world situations not alien invasions or zombie apocalypses—then I would recommend picking this up. At the very least you'll find some cool stuff to use as a conversation starter at the watercooler.

Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.

100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Surviving in the Wild and Being Prepared for Any Disaster by Clint Emerson

Instructional, First Aid, Survival
Ebook/Print/Audio (272 pages, TOUCHSTONE)
From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today’s emergencies—from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.
These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain; be prepared for any crisis; and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster.
Yesterday’s survival guide is no longer relevant. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is what you need for today’s world, combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand. This book is your essential prep manual, from securing shelter, building fire, finding food, and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a special forces solider so that you can survive a hostage situation, an active shooter, a suicide bomber, or a terrorist threat on the subway, and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder.
Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mindset of survival, 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is better than a Swiss Army knife whether you’re lost at sea, forced to land a plane, fighting off a bear, or deciding whether to run, hide, or fight. Next to each skill are easy-to-grasp detailed illustrations, because when you need to survive the apocalypse, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.

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