I had the opportunity to read a review copy of Survivor Jane’s latest book, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The book is chock full of information for about all things preparedness, from preparing for pandemics, super storms, nuclear fallout and much more. Reading the book makes you feel like you are talking to your best friend who happens to know about this subject, and who also cares about getting you as prepared as possible. Yes, Jane does know of what she speaks, having lived through an attempted car jacking and other disasters.
Because it is written in a conversational tone, with lots of personal stories, you can’t help but get pulled right in. At the same time, it contains a lot of information and action steps you’ll want to follow through. Another thing I like about the book is the frank and no-nonsense tone in which Survivor Jane brings up subjects that are left out of many survival books, with lots of humor throughout. A few examples:
- Should a woman learn dress like a man for safety in a TEOTWAWKI situation? Possibly, if it will help you blend in a crowd… Certainly something to think about.
- How to combat intense itching from a chigger bite when you are on the move. Itching can actually become a problem in a grid down situation so this is good advice.
- What to do when there is no toilet paper. If you think about it, we all rely on toilet paper, but what happens in a disaster when you run out? Again, you’ll want to find out your options.
- Can you use super glue for sutures? I’ve always wondered about this.
- How to get in “survival shape.” She offers some simple ideas anyone can start doing.
There are a lot more possibly survival scenarios described, but you’ll have to read about them in the book.
I recommend you get the paperback version – you’ll want to highlight all the ideas that apply to you and make some notes to yourself. It’s rare to find a book that is both instructional and fun to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. You will too.