Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Could you amputate your own arm
to free yourself from the death grip of
two immovable boulders?
Aaron Ralston did it,
but probably not many others could.
I was introduced to this book by our mutual friend (Scott).
About 10 years before the incident,
Aaron used to babysit Scott's kids.
Before he could cut his arm off,
with a small knife and pliers,
he had to survive for 5 days
by drinking his own urine,
then finally, intentionally breaking both the bones in his forearm.
What an extraordinary example of
the power of the survival instinct.