98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin

By Cody Lundin

Cody Lundin Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal dwelling talents college in Prescott, Arizona, stocks his personal model of desolate tract knowledge during this hugely expected new publication on common sense, glossy survival talents for the backcountry, the yard, or the street. it's the final publication on the best way to remain alive-based at the vital of conserving the body's middle temperature at a full of life 98.6 levels. In his interesting and informative sort, Cody stresses human can dwell with out nutrients for weeks, and with no water for roughly 3 days or so. but when the body's center temperature dips a lot under or above the 98.6 measure mark, somebody can actually die inside of hours. it's a idea that many do not take heavily or perhaps examine, yet understanding what to do to keep up a secure center temperature whilst misplaced in a snow fall or within the wilderness may perhaps shop your lifestyles. Lundin offers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and lots of backcountry services. Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal dwelling abilities college were featured in dozens of nationwide and foreign media assets, together with Dateline NBC, CBS information, united states this day, The Donny and Marie exhibit, and CBC Radio One in Canada, in addition to at the conceal of Backpacker journal. whilst now not instructing for his personal college, he's an accessory school member at Yavapai university and a school member on the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the single individual in Arizona authorized to seize fish together with his fingers, and lives in a passive sunlight earth domestic sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

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O. com Edits and cover ass modeling by Suzanne Gibbs Taylor Designed and produced by Kurt “Nature Boy” Wahlner Printed and bound in Hong Kong, land of cheap, small rubber toys Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lundin, Cody. —1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 1-58685-234-5 1. Wilderness survival—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title: Ninety-eight point six degrees. II. Title. 6’9—dc21 2002152817 DEDICATION This book is dedicated to all Beings of Light, seen and unseen, who freely give Their unwavering support and assistance to life.

While there are no guarantees in a survival situation, proper planning, coupled with quality survival training and subsequent practice, will prevent many of these from occurring in the first place. • Anxiety and fear (these two, when mixed with the power of the imagination, are voracious killers) • Pain and injury • Illness • Cold and heat • Thirst and hunger • Wetness • Fatigue and sleep deprivation • Boredom • Loneliness and isolation • Complacency and the desire for comfort • Stubbornness (refusal to recognize and stop actions jeopardizing survival) • Promises (unrealistic guarantees made to self or others leading to stupid behavior) • “Get-home-itis” (setting and trying to maintain unrealistic time lines) The last three enemies often subtly work their infectious death magic together, slowly, but surely, eroding away your good judgment.

2. The time available to respond. 3. Personal confidence in skills and training. 4. The level of experience in dealing with the threat. 5. The amount of physical fatigue combined with the present anxiety. Once the physiological chaos begins, the SNS rules the body with an iron fist, controlling all voluntary and involuntary systems until the survival threat has been eliminated, personal performance takes a dump, or the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) regains control. The more freaked out you are, the more your SNS takes over your world.

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