The Book of Survival: Everyman's Guide to Staying Alive... by Anthony Greenbank
An excerpt from The Book of Survival: Everyman's Guide to Staying Alive... by Anthony Greenbank the precursor to the Worst Case Scenario books.
THE BOOK OF SURVIVAL: EVERYMAN'S GUIDE TO STAYING ALIVE AND HANDLING EMERGENCIES IN THE CITY, THE SUBURBS, AND THE WILD LANDS BEYOND. By Anthony Greenbank. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.
About the book: What to do when: drowning, attacked, stranded, frostbitten, burned, charged by a bull, caught in a crowd, etc. A little chilling for coffee-table reading, but perhaps, as the author points out, "Instead of being mesmerized with fright, you are more likely to be ready and braced in a sudden crisis after reading this book than before."
From the book: WOMAN BEING FOLLOWED-At sign of persistent footsteps behind. . . 1. WALK FASTER. If footsteps still follow, 2. RUN. If footsteps follow running, 3. SCREAM. If attacked give your resistance everything. Screaming is often sufficient deterrent. But if not, fight like hell. The object is to stay alive, so don't use half measures. Think ahead when followed and choose some weapon to have in hand if grabbed, from whole arsenal you carry--from high heels to hat pins.
a. Umbrella stabbed forward.
b. Comb with teeth dragged across underneath nose.
c. Matchbox held protruding from thumb sideof fist--struck hard on assailant's temples.
d. Nail file/hairpins/safety pins/finger-nails/ballpoint pens/hairbrush handle--all useful jabbers and gougers.
e. Key ring held in palm with keys sticking through slits between fingers.
f. Face powder blown or hair spray sprayed into attacker's eyes.
g. Coins slipped between fingers of clenched fist in advance.
h. Handbag with hand and wrist slipped through strap ready to swing as a club or wield stiletto heel like a battle-axe.
If approached suddenly by man, and no time for running--TALK. And in meantime prepare defense as above (looping hand through handbag strap, etc.).
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