Survive! Required Reading
Alibi fast-food critic Nick Brown knows a thing or two about survival. A member of the highly secretive Green Chile Militia for the past 19 years, he spends three weeks every summer training with fellow survivalists deep in the Gila Wilderness near Silver City.
Not surprisingly, Brown, who once killed a mountain lion with his bare hands, keeps a comprehensive selection of survival guides in his bathroom. "I find that I'm at my most receptive during bowel movements," he says. "Something about reading while sitting on the can makes dense, complicated information easier to absorb."