Last-Minute Survival Secrets: 128 Ingenious Tips to Endure the Coming Apocalypse and Other Minor Inconveniences

Last-Minute Survival Secrets: 128 Ingenious Tips to Endure the Coming Apocalypse and Other Minor Inconveniences

Joey Green

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1613749856

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Department of Homeland Security advises all citizens to develop an Emergency Preparedness Plan, along with a Disaster Supply Kit . . . but who has the time? Don’t panic—it’s Joey Green to the rescue! Last-Minute Survival Secrets contains more than a hundred ingenious survival tips that may sound quirky at first but really do work. You will discover how to escape perilous situations using common household products:

• Start a campfire with potato chips

• Create a Wi-Fi antenna from a coffee can

• Repair a broken fan belt with a pair of panty hose

• Prevent heatstroke with a disposable diaper

• Remove cactus spines with Elmer’s glue

• Open a locked suitcase with a ballpoint pen

• And much, much more!

The book also includes interesting and goofy sidebars related to these survival tactics and fascinating trivia to keep you entertained until FEMA arrives—which may be a while. It’s the perfect resource for armchair survivalists, budding MacGyvers, and adventurists on a budget.

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