By William Gurstelle

A number of the medical American ebook Club

Want so as to add extra pleasure in your life?

This bold mix of technological know-how, heritage, and DIY initiatives will exhibit you the way. Written for clever possibility takers, it explores why chance is nice for you and info the artwork of dwelling dangerously.

Risk takers are extra profitable, extra fascinating people who lead extra gratifying lives. in contrast to looking at an motion motion picture or enjoying a online game, real-life adventure alterations someone, and Gurstelle might help you find the real thrill of constructing black powder besides dozens of alternative edgy activities.

All of the projects—from throwing knives, ingesting absinthe, and consuming fugu to cracking a bull whip, studying bartitsu, and construction a flamethrower—have brief studying curves, are hands-on and cheap, and display real yet moderate risk.

With a powerful emphasis on safeguard, every one in all probability life-altering undertaking contains step by step instructions, images, and illustrations besides troubleshooting tips from specialists within the field.

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