Worst-Case Scenario: How to Survive Your Summer Vacation

It’s that time of year where we all pack our bags, buy our tickets, jump in the car and get out of dodge (unless of course you drive a Dodge and then you would be getting into Dodge, not out of it.  I’m going to have to think about that. Anyway…) It’s vacation time! Now, we all want to be safe when we take a vacation. So, I am going to share some tips from a handy little book with you that you just might want to take along on your next trip. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook will help you out no matter where you are going for your vacation. Here are a few helpful things you will learn in this book.

For your trip to the beach, you can learn:

  • How to fend off a shark: You always hear you should punch a shark in the nose to fend off an attack.  Well, not according to this book. It says “Go for the eyes.”
  • How to wrestle free from an alligator: Good thing to know for your vacation in the Everglades.
  • How to survive adrift at sea: The people on the Titanic may have benefitted from this information.
  • How to get to the surface if your scuba tank runs out of air: The first instruction is the same as hitchhiking through the galaxy: Do not panic.

For your trip to the mountains, you can learn:

  • How to survive a poisonous snake attack: One thing NOT to do is have someone suck the poison out.  What is Hollywood trying to teach us?
  • How to escape from a bear: I actually found this to be a scary one because you have to know if it’s a black bear or a brown bear, and not all black bears are black in color. Some are brown, which means…I’m dead.  However, tip one is don’t sneak up on them.  Make some noise.  And that I can do.
  • How to escape from a mountain lion: Make yourself look bigger.  So, I guess for me that would be to look at a gallon of ice cream.
  • How to survive when lost in the mountains: Related topics: How to make fire without matches and depending on how lost you are, How to survive an avalanche.

For your trip to the city, you can learn:

  • How to hotwire a car: You never know when this knowledge is going to come in handy.
  • How to take a punch: This one could work for your trip to the country as well.
  • How to deliver a baby in a taxicab:  Before attempting this, drive like crazy to get to the hospital. 
  • How to survive if you are in the line of gunfire: If you remember nothing else, remember to zig-zag!

As you can tell, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook covers (you guessed it) the worst-case scenarios, which not only provides you with interesting and educational information, but also makes you glad that the airport ONLY lost your luggage, not your pilot. For more “Worst-Case Scenario” fun look for the Worst-Case Scenario book series at your local Half Price Books.

Happy vacationing! — Julie

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