Having successfully locked my keys and lunch in my locker, my thoughts, prompted by my stomach, wandered towards the topic of survival.  Why so often are we un-prepared for the twists and turns of fate, bad luck, etc.?  I began to set to an investigation of survival and field guides here in the UConn Co-op General Books…

Have you ever found yourself, upon setting out for the day or planning with wcsfriends, mentally running through the worst case scenario?  What if you need to break down a door?  Hot wire a car? Or fend off a shark? What if you need to jump from a moving vehicle?  Take a punch? Or escape from killer bees? You’d best be prepared with an answer to these questions before the situation arises.  Look no further than The Worst-Case scenario Survival Handbook.  This book has the answers total of these situations and more of the worst possible cases you could find yourself in.

Ever been on a hike or camping trip and your buddy forgot the trail mix?  You might want to have which identifies common everyday plants that I’d never known I could eat.  This field guide gives illustrations as well as color plates of edible plants in Eastern and Central North America.  It also tells you how to prepare each edible part of the plant from leaves to stems to tubers.

Bolt cutters it turns out are an essential tool for survival.  Meanwhile, I’ve had my lunch and am now better prepared for whatever awaits me when I next step out my door.  Make sure you check out these books at the UConn Co-op so that you are too!

Happy Reading!


Peterson Field Guides’ Edible Wild Plants (9780395926222 $19.00)

The Worst-Case scenario Survival Handbook (9780811825559 $14.95)

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Paranormal (9780811879644 $14.95)

This book will have you prepared on how to immobilize a zombie, build a monster from spare parts and survive an alien abduction.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: LIFE (97808118531325 $15.95)

For the more practical everyday survival; tips on how to survive hay fever, a bird trapped in the house, a stampede of giraffes,  fingers stuck in bowling ball and more!


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One response to “Survival

  1. Joseph Szalay

    When armageddon is nigh, I’m going to run to the Co-op and seek out Samantha!

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