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Mind of a Survivor

What the wild has taught me about survival and success
Narrated by: Megan Hine
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses, and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.

Faced with the toughest of conditions - bad weather, lack of food and being in the presence of predators - is the ultimate test of character, and often the biggest challenge to overcome is in the head. In these situations the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability. Not everyone is suited to the great outdoors, and when danger calls many aren't as well equipped to survive; no amount of top-of-the-range kit will save you if you don't have the right frame of mind.

Here Megan Hine examines the human ability and instinct for survival, showing us how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons - Megan has seen and done it all. In Mind of a Survivor, she takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Inspirational rather than instructional, Mind of a Survivor examines the human ability and instinct for survival, sharing the life tools that Megan uses and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, from overcoming adversity to decision making.

Filled with Megan's own experiences, Mind of a Survivor is packed full of adventure and can help people survive in any situation and cope with whatever life throws at them.

©2017 Megan Hine (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"This book powerfully uncovers the layers of where people draw strength from in their time of crisis - moving and inspiring." (Bear Grylls)

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No science but great story

Although there is little science in this book, more a collection of Megan's stories feom her short life. but she's already experienced more than most of us will in 100 years and her writing is very thought provoking. amazing book and well worth a read.

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Fantastic book

Fantastic book, full of tips gained over a lifetime of adventure experiences.
Big thumbs up!!

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Empowering

A heartfelt, honist empowering, enlightening & entertaining. After listening to this Audiobook I hold a lot more respect for the Legend- Meg

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Great adventures

Really enjoyed listening to Megan's insight to the survival mind and how she improves hers constantly. well worth a read.

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Engaging

Really enjoyed listening to this. Well read and kept me engaged and wanting to listen.

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Empowered!

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I have devoured this book! A great blend of historic survival snippets, advice and Megan's own stories. As a constantly learning Scout Leader in a group of capable men, it's given me confidence in what I can achieve and look at my own strengths. Thanks Megan, this book is a keeper that I will be revisiting.

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Thought provoking and inspiring

For someone like Meghan who leads and instructs in the outdoors, this is a must!

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strong capable female role model

I enjoyed how she presented the material, to the point and without fuss. came across as humble, not complacent. always learning.

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Book from my hero

I love this book especially because it was read by the author herself. She's my hero. I learned a lot of her background as well as other outdoor stuffs that haven't even crossed my radar before. Inspirational and educational. I highly recommend this book.

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great inspirational book

loved it! great story, this would inspire you to travel and seek adventure outside your comfort zone