Joe Spring

Author's Bio

Joe Spring is a former editor at Outside. His writing can be found in The New York Times, Canoe and Kayak, and the Santa Fean.

Norfolk: A Sinking City

After Sandy, attention turned to fortifying New York City. But another location on the eastern seaboard faces a more immediate threat.

Surviving an Alligator Attack

Joseph Welch planned to take his six-year-old son out for some canoeing in the Florida Everglades. Before they even put a boat in the water, he was fighting an eight-foot-long alligator for control...

Surviving a Viper Bite

While scouting a Costa Rican jungle for the perfect location for the new Discovery show “Naked and Afraid,” 51-year-old executive producer Steve Rankin was bitten by one of the most dangerous vipers...

Surviving 12 Hours in Quicksand

Just after noon on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 25-year-old NOLS student Rob Tesar unwittingly walked into quicksand in the Utah backcountry. Half a day later, while most people were dreaming of...

Surviving the Plague

The bubonic plague, or “Black Death”, wiped out 60 percent of Europe’s population during the Medieval period. That disease still exists.

Surviving a Black Bear Attack

On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, 2013, Joe Azougar became prey to a 316-pound black bear bent on making a meal out of him. Here’s how he survived.