The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

2The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook:
Expert Advice for Extreme Situations


by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
Chronicle Books2

From murderous clowns to shark attacks to malfunctioning parachutes, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook is an entertaining fool-proof guide to prepare you for those times when things take a turn for the worse (or, the worst). Flipping through the pages, you will find a plethora of illustrated step-by-step instructions in full-color—quite impressive.  First published in 1999, this revised edition would make a perfect gift for anyone (Father’s Day is right around the corner, people!). Click here to buy on Amazon.

This five-star survival handbook is broken down into seven chapters and features tips and tricks for over 50 worst case-scenarios. Keep reading for teasing tidbits from the book!

Lastly, a big thank you to Chronicle Books for sending me a copy of this entertaining survival guide and sponsoring a BLONDE vs. BOOKS Instagram giveaway! 2

Did You Know: The most sensitive areas to pain on a shark are its eyes and gills. If attacked, you should make quick jabs to these areas to increase your possibility of escape. Contrary to popular opinion, the shark’s nose is not the area to attack, unless you cannot reach the eyes or gills. 


Did You Know: Lemon juice and Coca-Cola help reduce the pain caused by tear gas.


Did You Know: When maneuvering on top of a moving train, it is best to spread your feet 36 inches apart and move forward, wobbling from side to side, with the rhythm of the train. 


Did You Know: If your phone has been submerged in water, silica-based cat litter is the best agent to use to dry it out. 


Did You Know: If you a stranded in the desert and thirsty, you can chew on cactus fruit and flowers. Get a piece from the base of the cactus and split it open, then chew on the pith (the insides) but do not swallow it! Any cacti exuding white sap are toxic and can burn your throat. Most other desert plants are inedible and poisonous! 


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