I bought this gift for my brother-in-law who found it both useful and fun. There are both realistic and rather unusual survival skills noted in this book. I looked through it myself and found it entertaining, too. The DVD at the back makes it more interactive for men who are also into computers. The search function is faster than using the index, for those who prefer to use the computer.
This would be a good gift for a man who likes usefulness, but also has a sense of humor. I think if this were bought for a rather serious individual who expected a serious survival book, this wouldn't fit the bill.