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98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive [Paperback]

Cody Lundin , Russ Miller
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June 15 2003
Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. This book is about how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees.

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Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives ina passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona

Russ Miller is an internationally syndicated artist and writer of Russ Miller's Oddly Enough. He also writes and illustrates a weekly editorial newspaper column called "Miller's Musings."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive Sept. 26 2003
Format:Paperback
There are hundreds of survival books out there. HEY - Buy them all but read this one 1st. Its Fun loving , but no nonsense approach to that first 78 hour of a crisis is great. As a outdoor skills trainer and all around outdoor knock about , I'm going to steal a lot of the advice in this book. Well it won't be stealing cuz I know it all anyway. Get this Book!!!!!!!
Budd Mac
Iron Pine Outfitters
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT Book ! Dec 24 2008
Format:Paperback
I've Read them all and this one is the best. Any one who has anything negative to say (whiners) is just a jealous fool. Cody Lundin has been there, done that and wrote a book about it, and I'm glad he did. This is the manual YOU read BEFORE you leave. ! I created my own survival kit using all the Items that the Author himself uses. While I was hundreds of miles from civilization I never once said "Gee I wish I had..." The book helped me maintain a positive attitude when everything went wrong one day during my weeks alone in the woods. I stayed healthy both mentally and physicaly Thanks to my new positive attitude of "Party ON !"

Thank you Mr. Lundin !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The art of common sense... Aug. 17 2003
Format:Paperback
We live our lives supported and encased in artificial buildings and cars and have forgotten the basics of keeping alive. Cody Lundin reminds us that we are still encased in bodies that need special care and that "the wilderness" is right outside your window. I thought I knew a lot of this stuff, but Cody refreshed me on the basics and the details in a simple, direct, humorous, and easy to read style. This is a no nonsense book. You don't need to buy a lot of fancy equipment. Cody encourages you to first, use your head, wise advice in any situation. I'm distributing this book to the teenagers in my family and my 83 year old dad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, everything in a book. Sept. 10 2003
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Format:Paperback
Great to have all this information contained in a book one can refer back to, rather than scattered notes and handouts. Highly recommended by many survival experts, both "primitive" and modern philosophies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Book Aug. 12 2013
By Brent L TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Some people do not like Cody's philosophy and such, his attitude, whatever. I do not agree with everything he does and says, but his books are something entirely else. I have yet to find anything I disagree with in his books. They are an easy read, well laid out, and give information for both the knowledgable person and the first time beginner.

There are some points I read and found I prefered alternatives I already use, but there was nothing I found pure wrong, incorrect, or otherwise not of use in this book (or the other one I have).

Great resource with good tips and a font of excellent suggestions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for everyone! April 7 2014
By Grant
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This is the best survival book I have ever read. Cody does a great job in explaining how the body works, and how it reacts to temperature change. Whether you're an outdoors enthusiast or not, this is a must read for anyone who goes outside. The author skips over all the outrageous 'survial' techniques out there, and focuses on the statistical 3 day survival situation. 3 days in which statistically, you die of exposure or are found. So his theory includes not wasting time and energy on food, his belief is that one will use more energy looking for food than they actually find. This cuts out all hunting, fishing, trapping, and wild vegetation. The main focus is hydration and maintaining core body temperature(and getting rescued of course). And it's a fun read, I was actually disappointed when it ended lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended by many survival experts March 10 2014
By Jaime
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Highly recommended by many survival experts, I dit not find anything I disagree with in this books. It is an easy read, well laid out, and give excellent information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great survival book
Tells it like it is. A must read if you spend much time in the wilderness It could save your life and others around you.
Published 2 months ago by John S
5.0 out of 5 stars If you venture into the outdoors, you must read this book first, and...
I love hiking or running in the wilderness by myself. I thought taking some extra water, food and a few articles of clothing was enough. Was I ever wrong. Read more
Published 5 months ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and important
There is sooo much important information in this book, and it is a highly enjoyable read. One of the best purchases I've made on Amazon for sure. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Published 24 months ago by Tanya Speight
5.0 out of 5 stars Give this book to someone you love
I just got back from spending some time with Cody and others out in Arizona at a primative skills gathering and picked up his book there. Read more
Published on Feb. 26 2004 by Jennifer Martin
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book
This book was a complete waste of my money. Way too much philosophy and theory on why/how the body gets hypothermic and so on with hardly any skills on how to survive. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2003 by Rober Hagle
2.0 out of 5 stars 98.6 serves up lukewarm
I had high hopes for this book but was very dismayed after reading it. Despite the author's attempt at over-the-top humor and cute buzzwords, much of the information seems... Read more
Published on Sept. 24 2003 by Tom Cotten
5.0 out of 5 stars Great...
I haven't completely read this book to give it a total recommendation, but then again, I don't think I have too... Read more
Published on Sept. 7 2003 by squatpuke
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