The Disaster Diaries

The Disaster Diaries

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

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Sam Sheridan has traveled the world as an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter; he has worked as an EMT, a wilderness firefighter, a sailor, a cowboy at the largest ranch in Montana, and in construction under brutal conditions at the South Pole. If he isn't ready for the apocalypse and the fractured world that will ensue, we are all in a lot of trouble. Despite an arsenal of skills that puts many to shame, when Sam became a father he was beset with nightmares about being unable to protect his son. If the power grid went down, how much food and water would you need? If you were forced outside the city limits, could you survive in the wilderness? And let's not even talk about plagues and attacking aliens. The problem is, each scenario requires a different skill set--so Sam decides to gain as many skills as possible.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9781594205279
Branch Call Number: Home 640.49 She


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Apr 09, 2018

I really learned a lot from this book. The author writes about all the skills one needs when disaster strikes. Some are not used every day (like learning how to boost a car) but they could come in handy during an emergency. Each chapter is started with a bit of fiction that creates the scenario of how a particular learned skill might be used whether it's protection, survival outdoors, transportation etc...

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.

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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