Sam Sheridan joined the US Merchant Marine after high school and then attended Harvard College, graduating in 1998. He is an amateur boxer, mixed martial arts fighter, and student of Muay Thai and jujitsu. He has worked in construction at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, as a cowboy and farmhand on the largest ranch in Montana, as a wildland firefighter in Washington State and New Mexico, as a professional sailor, and as a wilderness EMT. He has written for Newsweek and Men's Journal and is the author of three books. Donald Corren is a stage, television, and voice actor whose work has been featured on and off Broadway, in regional theaters, behind animated characters, and on television for the past three decades. Trained in the theater division at Juilliard, he is also a writer whose credits include the original Martha Stewart Living television series and the medals ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Despite disclaimers of not being a nervous survivalist or "a paranoid pessimist," Sheridan, an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, uses a collection of stark disaster scenarios to wise up the reader on how to live through those final times. A world traveler with a variety of skills, he envisions a large earthquake in Los Angeles, a zombie invasion, urban unrest, physical injury, and general mayhem, then lists a group of vital measures to beat the odds. Sheridan notes fear, stress, and denial lessen the chances of survival, while preparations such as a month's worth of food and water and a go-bag filled with daily essentials insure a winning game plan. With a funky sense of humor blended with straight-faced common sense, he not only addresses the long-term psychological trauma of disaster but adds the importance of learning basic first-aid techniques, firearms training, knife skills, hunting and living in the wild, and expertise behind the wheel for a real world escape and survival. As a quirky survivalist primer, Sheridan's work spells out how to stay alive when the world goes topsy-turvy. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Sheridan, an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, uses a collection of stark disaster scenarios to wise up the reader on how to live through those final times...As a quirky survivalist primer, Sheridan's work spells out how to stay alive when the world goes topsy-turvy.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This is no mere guide to surviving disaster; it's also the author's personal account of learning to prepare for catastrophe...A clever and very useful guide to getting ready to face the unknown.-- "Booklist"
How to survive any possible disaster, from aliens to zombies to
everything in between...An upbeat and entertaining survival guide
for the end of the world.