Survival

The Wild World of Ejection Survival

When Asiana Airlines flight 214 broke apart at the end of a San Francisco runway in July, five people spilled out the back. A Korean teenage girl sitting in Row 41, the line of perforation down...

Surviving an 8,000-Foot Fall

Statistics from the United States Parachute Association show that average annual skydiving...

Surviving a Shooting in the Amazon

“As each situation in life represents a challenge to man and presents a problem for him to solve, the question of the meaning of life may actually be reversed.”― Viktor E....

How to Survive a Tornado

THE FORECAST: In April 2011, the epicenter of activity shifted from Tornado Alley to the mid-South, where 875 tornadoes killed 336 people across six states and a 1.5-mile-wide...

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. In the late 1800s, a strain spread...

Surviving a Black Bear Attack

Fatal black bear attacks on people are extremely rare. There are 700,000 to 900,000 black bears living in North America, and in recent years, they’ve killed an average of...

Backpacking After Bear

Alaska is grizzly country. Bears wander through neighborhoods, raiding...

The Science of Survival

Unlikely bear and beaver attacks may get most of the attention, but...

Extreme Survival: Piranha Attack

THE SITUATION: You’re swimming in the Amazon, when somehow you get a cut. Suddenly, a school of piranhas start to swarm you. While they might not actually attack and de...

The Extreme Survival Guide

The world is a weird place. You never know when you’ll be standing next to a lake as it releases a giant carbon-dioxide bubble that could asphyxiate you within minutes. Scoffing at that...

Extreme Survival: Stuck in a Desert

THE SITUATION: For whatever reason—plane crash, misguided hike, scavenger hunt gone horrifically wrong—you're stranded in a desert. You have no food. You have...

Extreme Survival: Volcano Eruption

THE SITUATION: For some reason, you find yourself within striking distance of an active volcano. Then, it erupts. It’s coming, and it’s coming fast—too fast...

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