98.6 Degrees

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Gibbs Smith, Jun 23, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book."
-Cody Lundin 

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. It 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. 

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.
 

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User Review  - catya77 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - thassler - LibraryThing

An interesting and helpful read. Quirky in it's delivery; meant to help remember, but it doesn't really deliver for me - seems a distraction especially when you have to memorize the silly names and ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
How Do They Start?
19
hwPS Survival Psychology and the Importance
25
Why Fear Sucks
33
CHAPTER FIVE
42
CHAPTER
50
CHAPTER EIGHT
60
CHAPTER NINE
69
CHAPTER
77
CHAPTER ELEVEN
107
CHAPTER TWELVE
113
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
119
You + the Tool + the Environment Your Life
132
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
208
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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

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