This morning, my car had a bit of difficulty starting – not surprising given the -30C/-22F degreeÂ temperatures – and at one point it conked out while stopped in rush hour traffic on my way to Simply Audiobooks HQ. For one brief terrifying moment, I pictured myself slowly freezing into anÂ drivercicle while I waited for roadside assistance, and I kicked myself for not having an in-carÂ emergency kit.
That got me to thinking about survival books, and as soon as I got to work, I added Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide of Travel to my Download Library. Apparently this title will help me survive (among other things) scorpians, runaway trains, falling planes, riptides and riots. Surely IÂ can faceÂ a littleÂ bad weather afterwards.
I also found the classic Zombie Survival Guide, which I had previously enjoyed. If you would like to know what to do when the teeming undead hoardes rise from the earth to annihilate the living… well, this is your cup of tea! My favorite sections include exactly how to dismantle your stairs for maximum barricade effect, and how truly useless a flamethrower is for undead protection.
And, of course, if you merely want to mock thoseÂ who haveÂ all the common sense evolution intended for pudding, please be sure to check out The Darwin Awards. This title promises to bring everlasting glory to “individuals who ensure the long-term survival of our species by removing themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion.”Â