Most of us all remember Cody Lundin as the barefooted hippie style survivalist from “Dual Survival”. I really liked this book, I think it is one of the better survival genre books. The topics were very good and the information very informative, I think what made the book a hit was the illustrations. Russ Miller is a great illustrator and deserves credit for the work he did in this book! The topic about the psychology of fear was very interesting and spot on. If you want a great general survival book to read you will love this one. I think it should be one on every outdoor person’s shelf. Yes, Cody can be out there in some of his techniques like bathing less during winter or wearing the same shirts for up to 5 days. But his advise is scientifically sound and he provides excellent advise.
Survival depends on the understanding of the complex human survival mechanisms, and no one explains it in more plain language that everyone can understand than Cody Lundin. Survival is about attitude, the will to live, the will to get back out of a survival situation, and Cody jumps right in with explaining the most basic reasons that people do not survive and how to avoid them. The psychological aspects of survival taught in 98.6 make more sense to me than any other survival book I have read to date.