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Book Giveaway: Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need

While Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need may not help you survive the holiday shopping season, it definitely addresses many other common emergencies you might encounter.

How long could you survive if any of these happened to you?:

  • Your car breaks down on a back road – in the desert, or during a blizzard.
  • While hiking, you take a wrong turn and get lost in the woods.
  • While hunting, you follow a blood trail and can’t find your way back to camp before dark.

Dave Canterbury, co-host of “Dual Survival” on the Discovery Channel, has this to say about John’s book:

I knew after reading John’s first book, Build the Perfect Survival Kit, that he actually gets it! I have always believed that if people understand basic concepts and the multiple uses of a few basic items they can greatly affect the outcome of a bad situation. This book does a great job of explaining, in simple, understandable terms, the basic skills necessary and simple items that can be carried in a small package to make a bad situation a whole lot better!

Come to think of it, maybe this book can help you survive the holiday shopping season – it would make a great gift for just about everyone! (Click here to order your copies now and get them in time for Christmas.)

This week we’re giving away a copy of Stay Alive! Survival Skills You Need to one lucky winner. To get in on the random drawing, post a comment below. Just for fun, tell us your strategy for buying gifts (when? where?) or share your best gift-giving tip. Or, as always, you can simply say that you’d like to win the book.

We’ll announce the winner on Monday (Dec. 19).

Good luck, and thanks for reading the Inside Gun Digest Books blog!

To make a nice survival gift set, add a copy of McCann’s Build the Perfect Survival Kit . . .


. . . or 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! by Cody Lundin. (According to Lundin, “If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book.”)

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One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.
A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”), aged 18 years or older.

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