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  • Author: Cody Lundin; illustrated by Russ Miller; photographs by Christopher Marchetti
  • Softcover; 215 pages; black-and-white illustrations and full-color photographs
  • Gibbs Smith; copyright 2003
  • This is a nonstop thrill ride, jam-packed with commonsense modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard or the highway
  • Author Cody Lundin is the founder and director of the nationally recognized Aboriginal Living Skills School
  • His brand of wilderness wisdom is based on the unique principle of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees
  • In his no-nonsense and informative style Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks and without water for several days
  • But if the body's core temperature dips much below or shoots above the 98.6° mark, a person can die within hours
  • It's a concept that many don't take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature can save your life
  • Delivered with wit, rebellious humor, plenty of backcountry expertise and paired with outrageously hip visuals
  • Promises to not only entertain, but to empower with practical advice, information and detailed instructions of how to create an effective survival kit

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