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Survival tips for every worst-case travel scenario

By on September 18, 2015

Worst Case Survival Handbook - Travel 2

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel is not exactly the best literature to read when your plane is already cruising at 33,000 ft. But one weekend not too long ago, this handy little red book kept me company at this lonely altitude.

And much to my surprise, I also managed to finish this handbook in an hour or two as well. Aside from the fact that it’s the only reading material I had at that time, it’s also an entertaining and very informative read.

Worst Case Survival Handbook - Travel

On its pages you’ll find sections that are interesting (how to foil a UFO abduction), life-saving (how to escape when tied up) and practical (how to remove a leech). I particularly liked the general travel strategies in the appendix, some of which still makes a lot of sense even if this book was first published back in 2001, an era that has not yet benefited from Google Maps, YouTube and Uber.

Whether you’ll find any of these to be helpful or otherwise, at the very least, you’ll be comforted to know that authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht have consulted the US Army, movie stunt people and many other experts in coming up with the survival tips.

While no one wants a volcanic eruption or a minefield or a tarantula in their next travel, but if you have read this little gem, you might be less hysterical than most and survive even under such unfortunate circumstances.

1 Comment
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    Kim Halasan Nagal

    September 23, 2015

    I'm expecting to see more dangerous adventures from you. 😀

    There's nothing as good as reading blogs than just scrolling through feeds. I miss the old days.


Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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