Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Living Ready (December 12, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
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This is far more than a book full of lists of survival kit items – which, from the title, it may seem to be. It presents a number of scenarios that are very plausible and then analyses what the victims could have done for themselves if they had been better prepared and kitted up for their trip – generally with items suggested for inclusion in a kit designed for the special conditions discussed. You will soon discover why there is not really a “universal, one-size-fits-all” kit, but in this book you will find good advice about particular situations; be advised to swap items from kit to kit and told how to augment your favourite kit so that it suits a chosen situation. There are plenty of common-sense survival tips scattered through the book and discussion about each of the components that you might use in a kit is more-or-less confined to the first time that any one particular item appears in the lists. This avoids unnecessary duplication of information and indicates that the lists and comments have not been ‘padded out.’ My only caution regarding this book is in the ‘attacker’ scenarios. It is unwise to include in a kit any kind of weapon that might be turned against you in a survival encounter. After all, you can hardly parade around the town with your hand on loaded gun expecting that any minute you will be set upon – especially in New York! In other words and in other cities, the weapon must stay concealed but easily accessible to you but not to an assailant. Not an easy situation I'm afraid unless the gun is outside the kit. The authors do recommend that you only equip yourself with weapons that are legal and for which you are trained – you will have to read the book to see what they say.
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