It's got just about everything a writer of suspense might want to know. For instance, if you're buried by an avalanche, you can figure out which way is up by digging a small hole next to your face and spitting in it. The saliva will fall down, so to get out, dig in the opposite direction.
This information and links to a lot more is all listed on the home page. Take a look. You can find out how to:
- Wrestle Free from an Alligator
- Survive If Your Parachute Fails to Open
- Avoid Being Struck by Lightning
- Use a Defibrillator to Restore a Heartbeat uh... what? Okay, I'm guessing this one is in case you get caught in a hospital (where they keep defibrillators) and there's no doctor or nurse or pharmacist or EMT or medical technician available.
- Escape from a Sinking Car
- Determine the Gender of Your Date o-o-o-okay. I'm trying to picture a situation when this might come in handy?
While writing my Black Hills Brotherhood Trilogy, which will be out in September, October and November of 2009, I needed the following information:
- Find Your Way Out of an Avalanche
- Warm Up Someone with Hypothermia
- Pull a Stick Out of Someone's Arm
- Get A Baby Off a Mountain Safely
- Run through an Underground Mine while 8 Months Pregnant
- Move 50 Year-Old Dynamite Without It Blowing Up
- Ask Your Boyfriend to Loan You a Skeleton
- Identify a Body From One Bone
- Blow Up a Community College Chemistry Lab (Shouldn't be too hard!)
- Survive a Point-Blank Gunshot to the Chest
- Get Into--And Out--Of A Locked Room
So fellow readers and writers, are there descriptions or situations you read in mysteries, suspense, thrillers, etc that particularly bother you or that you particularly enjoy?
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