04 Aug 2015

Kayaker Caught in a Storm Rescued By Coast Guard Helicopter

The Coast Guard rescued a man this past Sunday from the waters of Lake Michigan. The 33-year old man was kayaking when a severe storm hit. The video below shows the Coast Guard video of his rescue. His brother, who was with him at the time, was able to paddle

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24 Jul 2015

These Statistics on American Emergency Preparedness are Truly Disturbing

The infamous gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson is famous for saying, “Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.” According to some recent research, luck is going to be the only thing that most Americans will have in

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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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15 Jul 2015

Teenager Emerges From Plane Wreckage and then Survives 24 Hours in the Wilderness

Autumn Veatch, 16-year-old girl, was flying in a small 3 passenger plane when it crashed over the weekend in the Pacific Northwest. Her step-grandparents who were with her still haven’t been found, but she used survival skills to get out alive. The plane left on July 11 from Montana but

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10 Jul 2015

Survive on the Water: 3 Essential Watercraft

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. In the first part of this series, we discussed the planning and guidelines for setting up a water escape. In this article, we’ll discuss different types of watercraft as

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02 Jul 2015

Your 5 Step Guide to Escaping Disaster by Water

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. While land travel can be an efficient way to transport people and supplies, roads and trails are subject to degradation and damage over time. For some people, a body

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29 May 2015

The movie San Andreas has impossible earthquake scenes, but the real thing is even scarier.

The new blockbuster San Andreas hits theaters this weekend. In the movie, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson heroically rescues people from tumbling skyscrapers and monstrous tsunami waves. It will no doubt be packed with amazing special effects and edge of your seat action. But how realistic is this nightmare scenario? Crowds

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06 May 2015

What Does it Really Take to Perform Under Pressure?

This is your body under pressure. Hormones rocket like flaming ping pong balls all around your brain. Your breathing turns fast and erratic. Your heart pounds mercilessly but your blood vessels have constricted, choking off the flow of vital oxygen. Your muscles are at DEFCON 1. Maximum readiness. There are

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