Wasteland survival guide is amongs the worst things written in Fallout 3. It is like they purposly tried to make it bad, unaware that they were already bad in the first place. There is no way i could picture myself anyone willingly running like a moron in a minefield or get irradiated or any of those craps, especially if the person who asked you is a fucking lunatic. And that person could simply ask a doctor or a mechanist about how those things works, without sacrificing countless of research assistants. They utterly failed to aknowledge that you are supposed to be a person, a person with goals, self-preservation, and common sense.