08 Dec 2015

Running the Rapids: How to Protect Yourself in Whitewater

The rush of whitewater rafting is pure adrenaline. Your first sight of the set of wild rapids just down the river sends your heart rate pumping. You grip your paddle with knuckles as white as the water. While floating rivers and group river rafting tours are a common outdoor pastime,

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04 Dec 2015

Hunter Survives Scorching Outback Desert For 6 Days By Eating Ants

An Australian hunter survived the scorching Outback desert for six days by eating ants. Reginald Foggerdy, 62, was on a hunting trip in the Great Victoria Desert in mid-October when he went missing wearing only a t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. He had gone on a hunting trip with his

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03 Dec 2015

Survival Skills Training Conducted At New York Parks For Urban Residents

You don’t have to be out in the deep woods to learn basic skills. Now even residents of the Big Apple can get training. One organization in Rochester, New York is designed to arm people with the survival skill they need to make it in the wilderness. EarthWorks Institute has

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25 Nov 2015

Man Survives 7 Hours in Washington Wildfire

A Washington wildfire nearly claimed the life of Mark Desdier in mid-August. The 62-year-old was in his Okanogan County cabin near Omak when things got dangerous fast. The Washington native was in the midst of trying to save neighbors in nearby cabins around 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 during the

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13 Nov 2015

Guard Dog Basics: 3 Tips for Training

Guard dogs are a particularly useful deterrent for robbers and home intruders, but there are instances when a criminal might get the upper hand. There are measures to safeguard from these types of situations. 1. When to Train a Guard Dog First of all, a dog that’s 6-16-months-old is the

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04 Nov 2015

These Luxury Underground Bunkers Await the Rich and Famous When Global Disaster Strikes

What’s in your wallet? Odds are good whatever it is can’t afford a spot in one of these posh post-apocalyptic hideouts.  They’re only available to those who have dropped  thousands of dollars to book a reservation. You’ll be slugging it out with the rest of us topside, punching your neighbor’s

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26 Oct 2015

Axe vs. Large Survival Knife: The Battle of Big Blades

I’m a big fan of fixed blade knives. I carry one hiking (a Gerber Prodigy in case you’re wondering) and it’s an essential part of my SAR mission kit. They’re handy for anything from prying to cutting rope and webbing. They also serve well for survival tasks such as shelter

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23 Oct 2015

5 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Your Home

You don’t have to be a victim of a home invasion. Here are 5 quick, no nonsense rules to protect your property. Know Who’s on the Other Side of the Door If someone knocks on your door and they say that they’re a repairman, maintenance worker, delivery driver, or anyone

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