98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive

If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book 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 ofIf you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book 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.
Degrees The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive If you breathe and have a pulse you NEED this book Cody Lundin director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott Arizona shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipa

  • Title: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
  • Author: Cody Lundin Russ Miller Christopher Marchetti
  • ISBN: 9781586852344
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive”

    1. Besides the dedication to "all Beings of Light," living "within a conscious understanding of our true Selves" and his gratitude for "all the Ascended and Cosmic Ones, to all the Archangels, Archeia, and angels, elementals, and Elohim" and his characters "Elvis Parsley, Willy Nilly" and others, by the time you weed through all his flakey or cutesie fluff content, the meat on the bone is practical and useful, but lost. By three chapters in, I truly felt like I had wasted my time. The title suggest [...]

    2. I am not an avid outdoorsman with a lot of experience, but I like going outside and I like knowing what to do if I get myself in trouble. So, I enjoyed this book because it was practical and it gave a lot of advice that didn't involve buying fancy gear or turning yourself into a Navy SEAL.Cody Lundin spends a good amount of time talking about how to dress for weather and what to do when you are caught, I have used his cold weather advice this year, when I went cross country skiing and found myse [...]

    3. 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. Without knowing the writer, in a text format, these types of humor are rather difficult.Little to no references for fact checking or additional reading are left which is heartily disappointing.Numerous references are dated and/or regional which may cause confusion to outsiders.There are a number of go [...]

    4. I was looking for a book on "what to do" and I think the book focuses more on "why to do it". It seems less about how to stay alive than about all of the ways that you could die. While those things seem like they'd be the same, they're not. Also, I found the author's attempt at humor to be a bit over the top and distracting. Good material, but could have been presented in a much more appealing and realistic manner.

    5. what a waste of time. I love this guy on Dual Survival, but this was a simple essay padded to be a book.

    6. Great book. The author was president of the search and rescue team of Arizona's state wilderness parks, a suvivalist, teaches survival classes, professor, and a minimalist. The book is presented in a format with crazy illustrations, which is good to keep your interest. Topics vary more by section than chapter in the book. For instance: The start of the book talks about just how most people end up in survival situations, and mistakes they made: not bringing water, not telling friends where they w [...]

    7. I love this book. Well written, very useful info when you are out there and things start to fall into the danger zone. I ended up buying an electronic copy and have it on my iPod Touch to refer to whenever I like. The line drawings of the " characters" are sort of strange, but I think they work in driving the point home. Fear and confusion are the challenges out there. If you have some sort of overall plan, you have a chance.

    8. This book was a lot of fun to read as well as being super informative. I wish he'd been a little more specific about the brands of gear he prefers. I realize he left it out so he wouldn't appear biased or influence buying but as a novice I would have appreciated the recommendation.

    9. This survival guide is crude, weird and in your face obnoxious. But I will feel much more confident packing survival gear now.

    10. I think this is a book for urbanites who take a wrong turn on a dirt road and drive down it too far then get stuck. This is not for people who routinely camp out. That said, those urbanites need to do some prep, mostly what to have in a survival first aid kit.Top 2 points: have the proper clothing and lots of water During a survival situation - monitor your mental health along with resting, hydrating and maintaining your core temperature (cooling and heating)In addition, tell other where you are [...]

    11. Lots of information here. Goes in depth in the key components of regulating body temperature and useful tools and techniques to have when away from home. I've read a number of similar books and I still picked up some useful information.

    12. If you’ve seen the Discovery Channel show Dual Survival, you’re familiar with Cody Lundin. He’s the one who looks like a hippie and is always barefoot. 98.6 is a book designed to prepare readers for a wilderness survival situation. To be clear, this book isn’t about going out for a six week trek. It’s about going out for a day hike and finding your foot stuck in a bear trap or having your jeep washed away in flashflood. It’s about how to stay alive for as much as a few days while sea [...]

    13. It was enjoyable to read and has changed the way I live already. If I ever get out backpacking again (a goal that has been hard to achieve because of injuries, small kids, and a family with an aversion to cold & wet camping) it will really influence what I do.It is organized around the idea that you'll probably be panicked and otherwise not in top shape if you ever find yourself in a survival situation. He discusses some general ideas about dealing with those issues, and then moves on to hyp [...]

    14. What a fun read! Lots of useful lists and things to remember. I have fully taken to heart the most important lesson Cody teaches. Each time I pack and prepare for an adventure, I think back to many of Cody's words. Wayne and Garth would be proud

    15. I borrowed a copy of this book from a friend whose son was a bit disturbed by the curse word in the title. So they took a sharpie marker and edited it such that it read "The Art of Keeping You Alive". I found that pretty entertaining.I spend a lot of time in the wilds and am constantly running through survival scenarios in my mind and wondering how I would handle them. This book felt more comprehensive than most in terms of covering a variety of landscapes, situations, tools needed, psychology, [...]

    16. Just starting this for the first timeI love the "reality check". "some of the information in this book used incorrectly could kill you. etc etc". And "printed and bound in Hong Kong, land of cheep, small rubber toys". Funny stuff. This book comes in down to two sections. How your body reacts to heat, cold, dehydration, the lack of salt, and so on. The stages your body goes through, the symptoms, the causes, and ways to avoid problems. Then it covers the essential items you need to carry to survi [...]

    17. Empecé el libro esperando encontrar multitud de historias de gente que había sobrevivido a situaciones difíciles (avalanchas, averás de coche en el desierto, perderse en mitad de una ventisca) y resulta que este libro es tan solo una ñarga serie de consejos sobre cómo prepararse por si sucede lo peor. El libro está muy entretenido, y llega por momentos a detales increíbles, como la tasa de pérdida de calor por evaporación (medida en BTUs) de la lana frente al algodón, o el índice glu [...]

    18. He lives a very extreme version of what most readers are interested in, so he could probably share a ton more than he does, but the author here boils it down a few top priorities. this could be a detriment based on what you're looking for in a book, but he makes it accessible to low skill outdoorsman. He's blunt - he calls 'stupid' when he sees it. He also shares a lot of in depth information on the how's and why's of things. Again, this isn't necessary for your 'how do i survive' questions, but [...]

    19. The first half of this book is about survival psychology and physiology, mostly regarding regulating your core body temperature to avoid the detrimental and often fatal effects of exposure, specifically hyperthermia and hypothermia. Also goes into hydration and acclimatisation. Cody is clearly knowledgeable on the subject and comes across rather scientific and delves into the synthesis of ATP, storage of glycogen & insulating properties of nylon vs polyester but there are no citations so we [...]

    20. This book instructs you how to put together an emergency kit for the unexpected survival situation (such as getting lost or injured while hiking, a disabled car in the middle of nowhere, etc.). The author explains what your most important tasks are in a survival situation. He covers how to keep warm or cool and what basic necessities you'll need in order to stay alive while rescuers search for you. He methodically goes through what you need to do and then how to do it. Included is a list of sugg [...]

    21. This book has a very scatter-shot approach to its subject. If you have seen Cody Lundin on "Dual Survival" you will understand.The book delves into the psychology of survival and has a couple chapters on Cody's personal survival kit. These are mildly interesting and okay to read. Where this book really shines is right in the middle; Chapters 8-10 deeply cover thermo-regulation and hydration. These three chapters are worth the price of admission and everything else is gravy.

    22. Although a little cheezy at times, this is a great book for well, keeping your ass alive.After watching countless survivor type shows it is amazing the number of people who have no clue as to how to survive outdoors. And i'm sure they must have done some research on it before hand.If they can't succeed what chance does the average day tripper person have?This is must reading before engaging in outdoor activities.Also recommened is Cody's other book "When all hell breaks loose"

    23. Very interesting. I actually chipped away at this a little at a time over a 16 month period. I found it very useful and plan on carrying this book with me anytime I'll be going out. I like the style he wrote the book in - kind of like he's speaking directly to you. It's almost like McGyver in the woods. I already bought three copies of this book to give to relatives who go outdoors a lot.

    24. this book is about Cody Lundin and he gets himself stranded on purpose to show his readers how to keep your ass alive. He shows and tells what materials your gonna need and a few of them you would never guess could keep you alive i really liked this book because i go camping and swimming at lakes and being stranded isn't entirely impossible

    25. An entertaining, practical guide to survival and rescue. Well-documented and thorough without being academic, and funny enough to keep everyone reading more. A little too casual in spots in terms of language and humor, but he gets his point across, and it made an impact on how I think about packing for hikes, camping, etc.

    26. This was a good book on mindset, and putting together a 10 essentials kit. What he uses and why. He also places importance on knowing how to use this stuff, which I completely agree with. I read it in an evening, the author really knows his stuff and I would like to take some of his classes in AZ. Anybody up for that?

    27. This is a very useful book to have in your library and apart of your survival kit. There are a couple of things that I would disagree with but overall I would take note of what Cody Lundin has to say, he is the expert after all. I would recommend everyone to read this book to further your understanding of wilderness survival methods.

    28. Very straight-forward and helpful. He is a little crazy, but this is a great book about putting together a simple survival kit that will really work. I really get the feeling he knows what he is talking about and is a good teacher. He doesn't come off as superior, just helping you understand what you will really need. Good book.

    29. My favorite book to read when I am bored. Great survival info but it is written in a way the draws me in and keeps me there with funny pictures and great dialogue that suits those of us that get bored reading for long durations.

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