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The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood
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Feb 19, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: survival
Read in February, 2012

One of, if not the, best book about survival that I've read. Sherwood is humble (he admits that there are things he's done that could have killed him) and knows it's not always up to you (he admits that some people just have bad luck and never are given a shot at the "surviving"game. I also like how he applies his lessons to all kinds of survival--from canyon collapse to cancer, holocaust to homelessness.

Here are his takeaways:

1- Everyone is a survivor

caretakers, those who go through divorce, those who mourn, amputees...many, many, many people are survivors. If not now, then soon, you will be asked to survive something.

2- It's not all relative

In the moment of your crisis, it is just as important as anyone else's crisis. Hitting a child with a car can be just as traumatic as being reduced to cannablism in the wilderness.

3- you're stronger than you think

Even people who don't wear camo can be macho. You have a lot of power inside you.

I like these 3 rules an awful lot.

Bonus: you can take the profilor online and figure out what your survival strengths are (are you a fighter? do you find strength in cooperation? do you have a lot of hope?)

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