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The Ultimate Man knows how to fight off an alligator. Do you?

When A. J., a reformed alligator poacher, was asked how he was able to wade at night in Louisiana’s alligator-infested swamps, yet never get eaten, he answered, “Always keep your arms by your sides.”  If you don’t keep your appendages close to your body, he explained, even a small alligator will bite them and spin its body to rip them off. However, if an alligator or crocodile is really big, say over ten feet, it may bite you anywhere and then take you down for a death roll—only luck will save you then, as you’ll have to go for its eyes. But most will grab an arm or a leg and spin their bodies to rip your limb off. If this happens, grab the gator or croc and spin with it. Lock your legs or arms around it, then shove your thumbs in its eye sockets and fight like you’ve never fought before, because if you lose, you’ll never fight again.

To learn more, like how to fight off a shark, click here to order your copy of Frank Miniter’s The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide.

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Frank Miniter has floated the Amazon, run with the bulls of Pamplona, hunted everything from bear in Russia to elk with the Apache to kudu in the Kalahari, and has fly-fished everywhere from Alaska’s Kenai to Scotland’s River Spey to Japan’s freestone streams. Along the way he was taught to box by Floyd Patterson, spelunked into Pompey’s Cave, climbed everywhere from New York’s Gunks to the Rockies, and is currently learning Kenkojuko Karate with Sensei Masakazu Takahashi. He graduated from the oldest private military academy in the U.S., a place that still teaches honor and old-school gentlemanly conduct, and believes men need this book because the U.S. has lost its code of honor as enumerated by its Founding Fathers. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to Hunting and has won numerous awards for outdoor and conservation writing. He was a Senior Editor at Outdoor Life magazine and, currently, is the Executive Editor of American Hunter magazine.

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