Could You Survive Without Technology?


By Julie Moffett, author of NO ROOM FOR ERROR

Lexi Carmichael, the geeky heroine in my humorous, mystery series, gets stuck in the jungle without her beloved technology in my latest release NO ROOM FOR ERROR. Can she survive without her electronic gadgets? Take the quiz at the bottom of this post to see if you’d be able to.

I’m happy to provide 10 important survival tips that might make the difference if you ever find your self stranded

Helpful Survival Tips
  1. One crayon will burn for 30 minutes.
  2. f you have a tin of Altoids, keep it in your pocket. You can put kindling in it and burn it for a small heat source.
  3. Use large leaves or a tarp to collect rainwater and funnel it into a container if you have one.
  4. A headlamp tied onto a water jug makes a super-bright lantern.
  5. Use your glasses as a magnifier in conjunction with the sun to start a fire.
  6. Keep your feet dry. Wet feet leads to trench feet, which leads to not being able to walk. If you have to get them wet, stop as soon as possible to get them dry.
  7. Green bamboo has clear and odorless water inside it that you can drink.
  8. Potato chips and Doritos make excellent kindling and will easily jumpstart a fire.
  9. Use the Universal Edibility Test to check whether it’s safe to eat a certain plant. Rub the plant on your skin and lips or hold it in your mouth to see if there’s an adverse reaction BEFORE eating.
  10. Avoid plants with white or yellow berries, thorns, or shiny leaves. Don’t eat mushrooms (most are toxic), plants with leaves in groups of three, plants that have umbrella-shaped flowers, plants with a milky sap, or plants that have beans or seeds inside a pod. Spit it out immediately if it tastes bitter, soapy, or has an almond smell.

CARINA_1215_9781459299280_NoRoomForError_WebNO ROOM FOR ERROR by Julie Moffett

Trouble follows me, Lexi Carmichael, like a little black cloud. At least according to my boyfriend, Slash: brilliant hacker, national treasure and vault of secrets. Even I have to admit he could be right.

After a series of high-profile cases atmy cyberintelligence firm, I was looking forward to a simple job. All I had to do was personally deliver a revolutionary microchip to a manufacturing plant in Indonesia. Easy, right? Wrong.

Someone else wants the design and is willing to kill to get it. A failed hijacking attempt lands me, my best friend Basia and our boss, Finn, in the middle of the jungle. Our mission is clear: protect the microchip design from the hijackers on our tail…and survive. But how can a geek girl like me survive without access to my beloved technology?

I’m about to find out. And this time, there’s no room for error.

Don’t miss Lexi’s first adventure in No One Lives Twice!

IMG_6568Do you have a good survival tip I missed? Please provide it in the comments below so I can add it to my own survival guide! OR let me know what you enjoyed most about reading NO ROOM FOR ERROR. One random commenter will be entered to win a handmade purse made in Papua New Guinea (the jungle setting for NO ROOM FOR ERROR) that my nephew’s girlfriend picked up on her trip there last month! (U.S. residents only. If you are international and are selected to win, you may choose a copy of any e-book of mine as your prize. Check out my backlist at Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!  ~Julie

5 thoughts on “Could You Survive Without Technology?”

  1. Jan says:

    I think dental floss should be added to the survival list. Everyone carries it and it can be used as fishing line, thread and string to tie things together. Can’t wait for Lexi’s next adventure.

  2. Janet says:

    I grew up without the internet and stuff so yes, I think I can live without it (still). But I am not sure about the jungle because I hate bugs, snakes, wild animals and those leeches (YIKES).

    Totally loved this Lexi-book. Basia kicking around, the monkey’s and – sigh – the Lexi/Slash love story!!!

  3. Elisa says:

    I loved no room for error especially the jungle survival, growing up in Australia and spending years camping in rain Forrest,the Aussie outback and the Aussie bush I love survival stuff but I also love my technology to but it’s nice to put it aside for a bit and dive into a bush walk, I always carry mini first aid and sewing kits with me cause you never know when you need them and in the Aussie bush it’s quite often and better to be prepared

  4. Denise says:

    I know that paracord bracelets are great! You can use them to tie things down, fishing line, sutures, shoe lace and more!
    I probably would not do too well on my own..I don’t like BUGS! I could skip the technology for a bit though.
    I just love Lexi!! It is so refreshing to have a heroine who is smart and not broke.

  5. Julie Moffett says:

    Denise: You are the winner of the purse! Please contact me via my website at Congratulations and thanks for stopping by, everyone!! :)

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