How to Survive

How to Survive : Lessons for Everyday Life from the Extreme World

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'Anyone who reads this will be delighted by the great common sense of Hudson's observations and insights. A splendid book...chock-full of goodness and I can't think of anyone I know who wouldn't benefit from reading it.
Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail

'A brilliant, brilliant book.'
Chris Evans

What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life?

John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life.
The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life.

Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.

'When it comes to survival and getting out of trouble, listen to this man. John is the real deal.' - Levison Wood
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 144 x 223 x 33mm | 434g
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1509833560
  • 9781509833566
  • 56,737

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With clarity and humour, this book does what it says on the tin. John is the go-to-guy for survival wisdom. * Tristan Gooley * When it comes to survival and getting out of trouble, listen to this man. John is the real deal -- Levison Wood John is the top survival brain in the British Forces today. He trains the trainers. His expertise extends far beyond this area into the deeper ethos behind survival . . . He is what a lot of so-called "survival experts" want to be -- Alf Evans, UK Military Aviation Survival Equipment Trials Officer
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About John Hudson

John Hudson FRGS is a survival instructor, broadcaster, writer, public speaker and training consultant based in Cornwall, whose specialist work takes him to some of the most remote and extreme environments around the globe. A former RAF helicopter pilot, John is the British Military's Chief SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Extraction) Instructor, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He's also been a resident survival expert on two series of Discovery's prime-time TV show Survive That - a.k.a Dude You're Screwed in the USA - successfully putting his own resilience to the test on camera in front of millions. From the darkest depths of a jungle cenote, to the top of a stormy Alaskan glacier, John's sense of humour and everyday stoicism have won him many fans worldwide.
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