A Book Review of Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived

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Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived
Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived


This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com

When I first heard about the subject of Scott B. Williams new book, Getting Out Alive:  13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived, I wondered how I would feel, reading about these deadly scenarios.  Although I have started to prepare for potential emergencies, I am someone who avoids thinking about scary situations.  As it turns out, I had nothing to worry about, as this book is written in a way that shows how these potentially emergencies can be dealt with and survived by average people like me.

Each chapter vividly describes a disastrous situation, giving the reader a feel of what someone in the middle of it would be experiencing.  My favorite chapters include:

  • In the Line of Fire, which describes a shooter in a mall
  • Fire in the Mountain
  • Snowbound
  • Broke Down in the Desert
  • Trapped in the 13th Floor
  • Mauled by a Bear
  • Bracing for Impact
  • Urban Breakdown

All 13 chapters are well written; I chose these in particular because I have feared these situations at one time or another.  The circumstances described are realistic and can happen to anyone, not just experienced survivalists or outdoorsmen.  I found the Top Ten Tips listed at the end of each chapter quite valuable; if you take them to heart they will increase your chances of survival.  The chapters also include memorable real life stories of what other people have experienced, with both good and bad results.

These stories illustrate that anyone can run into a deadly situation at any time, and average people have managed to survive by making the right choices and having a survival mindset.  The people who actually survive these disasters have a strong will to live and are able to keep going no matter what.  Whether the reader is interested in preparedness and survival, or looking for a good book, Getting Out Alive is a great read.

Like Scott B. Williams previous book, Bugging Out, I enjoyed reading Getting Out Alive: 13 Deadly Scenarios and How Others Survived.  I highly recommend this book.

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