The Disaster Diaries

The Disaster Diaries

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

Book - 2012
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A former Marine describes his efforts to prepare himself for extreme disaster scenarios, from learning emergency medicine and wilderness survival skills to navigating clogged evacuation routes and mastering a variety of defensive weapons.
Publisher: New York : The Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594205279
1594205272
Branch Call Number: 613.69 Sh536d 2012
Characteristics: p. cm

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Argavius117
Feb 15, 2014

As someone who really believes the world can end at any time, this book was a great help in getting me prepared for anything. I will be sure to learn as much as Sam did.

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CatherineLibrarian
Oct 18, 2013

As a parent you find that the whole list of scary things that live in your imagination grows as your children do. Sam Sheridan would agree. He writes that when he became a father, he like most parents, had nightmares about how he would protect his child. Unlike most parents maybe, his nightmares included apocalyptic visions of what might happen to his family in the case of a massive earthquake, plague, or alien attack. Sheridan addresses his fears with knowledge and training that would make us all look like slackers. He is a mixed martial arts fighter and has worked as a cowboy, firefighter, and EMT. What is unique about Disaster Diaries is how each chapter begins with Sheridan letting his imagination flesh out a fear: a story of civil unrest here, a tale of alien abduction there, or a natural disaster here and also there. Sheridan works through each scenario informing the reader how he prepares and trains.

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