22 Apr 2016

Survival at Sea Skills on Display in “All is Lost” Movie

Our Survival on Screen series will look at survival and field craft practices in movies and TV. Some are great, others not so much. We break down what’s happening on screen and what viewers should or shouldn’t take away from the production. A riveting performance from Robert Redford anchors the

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07 Apr 2016

Your Survival Skills Inventory: 7 Skills You Must Have

Are all 7 of these essential skills in your survival inventory? Taking some time to see if you’ve safely covered all of the essential elements of survival skills. 1 – Find and Keep Clean Water Water is critical to our survival and is a top priority if you’re faced with a natural

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desert survival
03 Mar 2016

6 Ways to Stay Alive in Deadly Desert Heat

The desert climate is unforgiving. If you’re stranded on a roadside or lost in the wilderness, you run the risk of heat stress or dehydration. Without proper intervention, these conditions can cause serious health problems. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which can damage the brain and other vital

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avalanche aftermath
19 Feb 2016

7 Tips For Avalanche Survival

If you spend time in the mountains, would you know what to do if you got caught in an avalanche? Avalanches injure thousands of people—and kill more than 150—each year. Don’t be a statistic. Learn what you need to do to survive an avalanche. The following tips will help you

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survival camouflage
25 Sep 2015

How to Step into the Wild and Vanish: Concealment and Camouflage Basics

What’s the goal of most survival situations? Get yourself rescued or stay alive until you can manage to get yourself back into fighting form. But what happens when you don’t want to be found? Whether you’re hiding from hunted prey or from dangerous humans, you’ll want to blend in with

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helicopter rescue
24 Sep 2015

9 Simple Ways to Make Sure You Get Rescued

You can spend hundreds of hours training and preparing yourself for disaster or emergency. You can have a good plan and route and backups for both. But then there’s the time when Murphy’s Law kicks in and things start going south. From there, your best option may be to hunker

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gun and leather bag
14 Sep 2015

How to Carry a Handgun in the Backcountry

Whether you’re fighting for your life, camping, or hiking with the family, you might find yourself in remote areas, often alone and probably fatigued. You need to protect yourself in every scenario. Many outdoor enthusiasts choose to carry a concealed handgun for protection. There are just a few things to

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Bear in a river
01 Sep 2015

3 Tips for Surviving a Bear Encounter

Outdoor adventures always carry the chance for close encounters with a wild animals. Most don’t require any preparation or defensive measures, but some do. In areas known as bear country, there are measures and precautions outdoorsmen must take to ensure they come out of the situation alive. What Gear Prevents

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rattlesnake
12 Aug 2015

How to Survive Snakebite Season

Of all the disasters that can befall us wilderness explorers, few shake our boots quite like the snakebite. A recent Gallup poll asked Americans what it was they feared the most, and snakes topped the list with more than 50%, over such frights as heights and the dreaded public speaking.

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17 Jul 2015

Watch Out For These 3 Nasty Backcountry Bacteria

You can’t see them, but they’re there. Bacteria are lurking in wait to descend upon your intestines and blood, but the fight isn’t one-sided. Sure, they have the power to totally ruin your trip and your health, but a little preparation on your part goes a long way. E.Coli Waits

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