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“You are the foremost expert on ancient structures and your book, Boobytraps and How to Survive Them, is considered a seminal work.”

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them is a guidebook written by Clutch Powers. As the name suggests, the book is about how to survive boobytraps.


Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

Upon recovering from a fall into a pit of spikes, they come across one of Clutch's competitors named Hageman, and Clutch said that he hadn't read the book and it cost him his life. Zane said that he did read it, and Clutch said that he at least didn't reach chapter nine, the chapter on cobweb traps. He then carelessly threw it at the skeleton, causing it to fall apart, and as they continue on, Jay picks up the book.

Ninja vs Lava

While chained to a wall, Jay reads Hageman's copy of Clutch's book before the torches go out and lava started erupting, causing him to drop the book, which burns instantly.

Ancient History

Acidicus was reading a copy of the book when Cole, Jay, and Kai arrived in an underground library.

Under Siege

A copy of Clutch's book lies on a table next to Clutch's bed in Ninjago City Hospital.

A Cold Goodbye

Multiple copies of Clutch's book are located in the cupboard where Wu grabbed the box of Traveler's Tea.

The Absolute Worst

As he prepared to tell Ultra Violet and Fugi-Dove why he thinks Nya is the worst, the Mechanic picks up a copy.

Master of the Mountain


During their trip to the Kingdom of Shintaro, Zane reads about the Dire Bats which inhabit the area.

The Real Fall

Vania mentioned reading and doing the breathing exercises in stressful situations.


Riddle of the Sphinx

Cecil Putnam was putting the book away when the Ninja burst into the Explorer's Club.

Assault on Ninjago City

While Dareth was driving the Tour bus, the book hit the windshield.



Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Season 14: Seabound

Season 15: Crystalized


  • The book has an unknown amount of chapters. Chapter 8 covers rickety bridges, Chapter 9 covers cobweb traps.
    • Two chapters of the book are also entitled, "What To Do When All is Lost" and "Escaping from Close Calls."[1]
  • The cover of the book says "Survival Guide" in Ninjargon.


Promotional media

In Ninjago

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Season 14: Seabound

Season 15: Crystalized


In-universe media


Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · Book of Spells (Spell of Transformation) · Captain Soto's journal · Cliff Gordon's Handbook to Wooing Women · Desert of Doom · Famous Places That I Will Find Before Anyone Else · Jack the Rabbit · Manual of Land Bounty · Ninjanuity (non-canon) · Ninjelligence (non-canon) · Serpentine book · Starfarer · Wu's diary · Wu's history book


Ninjago City News · Teen Idol

TV media

Clutch Powers: A Musical Life · Most Ultimate Extreme Ninja Challenge Ever · NGTV · Romance film · Ultra Hunt

Video games

Conic the Ratboy · Counter · Dancy Pants · Fist to Face · Flash (non-canon) · Garma Game (non-canon) · Lava Zombies · Lightning Larrikin (non-canon) · Pinball Racer (non-canon) · Prime Empire · Sitar Legend · Turbo Street Brawler


Minidroid Chess · Pool · Rock, Paper, Clamp · Scrap-N-Tap · Templegate Tigers

Social media

Chirp · Instabook