Survival tips for every worst-case travel scenario
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.
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.