Sept. 12, 2012
-- Can you catch plague just by standing next to someone who has it? How many inches of concrete do you need between you and radioactive fallout? How do you survive a hurricane, tsunami, tornado, earthquake, chemical or biological emergency?
A quiz book, Who Survives? A Survival Manual in Disguise, contains 384 such questions (and answers). The book is designed to test people's knowledge of survival basics, while simultaneously teaching them the survival skills they may lack.
Sample quizzes, with answers, can be seen at www.survial-
Author Rick Slatton says the book strives to keep a sense of humor and perspective. He says the facts in Who Survives? are "from authoritative sources, and the questions are designed to provide real help. If it's 10 degrees outside, with a foot of snow, and your electricity's been out for 48 hours, I would like you to find some cozy comfort in this book, even if it involves wrapping yourself in newspaper and garbage bags."
Who Survives? A Survival Manual in Disguise contains 384 questions in 18 quizzes ranging from 8 to 100 questions each, true/false and multiple choice. It also includes 8 survival guides plus survival kit checklists to make it easy to be prepared. 240 pages, $12.95, available from www.survival-
quiz.com or www.amazon.com
Author Rick Slatton is a writer and international specialist with a background in sales management, marketing, finance, and social media. He lives in Mexico, and occasionally visits his home state of Oregon.