Lundin's presentation style is fresh, entertaining, and a bit irreverent if not downright funny. This is not your father's scout manual or a sterile FEMA handout. The first half of the book entertains as it informs, describing how to maximize a survival mind-set necessary for self-reliance. According to the book, living through an emergency scenario is 90 percent psychology, and 10 percent methodology and gear. Relevant quotes and tips are placed throughout the pages to help readers remember important survival strategies while under stress and anxiety.
The second half of the book gets down to the brass tacks of what it takes to survive a catastrophe. Lundin offers solutions for finding or creating potable water, storing super-nutritious foods, heating or cooling the home without conventional power, and creating alternative lighting options. Survival exotics such as building a makeshift toilet and composting the results, catching rodents for food, and safely disposing of a corpse are exclusives! Lundin also addresses basic first aid and hygiene skills and makes recommendations for survival kit items for the home, office, and car.
Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources. He has consulted for National Geographic Television, the Public Broadcasting Station, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Forest Service, Copley News Service, and the British Broadcasting Corp. His expertise in practical self-reliance skills comes from a lifetime of personal experience, including designing his own off-the-grid, passive solar earth home in which he catches rain, composts wastes, and pays nothing for heating or cooling.