Survival

When Wolves Attack

Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham was lying down during a late-summer camping trip when he felt jaws clamp down on the back of his head. He reached back and touched a Wolf’s face.

Rough seas

Surviving a Capsized Rowboat in the Open Ocean

Jordan Hanssen and three friends were more than three-quarters of the way through a 3700 nautical mile row across the Atlantic Ocean when two rogue waves flipped their boat and left them fighting for...

Flash flood

Surviving a Flash Flood in a Slot Canyon

Narrow canyons can turn into sheer-walled death traps during heavy rain. Emerging from them safely depends on smart planning, constant awareness, and, when those don't work, a healthy dose of luck.

Craig Stapleton Skydiving

Surviving an 8,000-Foot Fall

By the time 51-year-old Sacramento dentist Craig Stapleton jumped out of a plane on the afternoon of March 10 he had racked up more than 7,000 jumps, competed in 14 national skydiving competitions,...

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...

How to Survive a Tornado

Stay safe by knowing the essentials of protecting yourself, and plan for even the worst situations.

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.

Backpacking After Bear

In 2003, Dan Bigley lost his sight when a grizzly mauled him on Alaska's Russian River. But that wasn't enough to scare him away from building an outdoor life for his family. He shares his...

Test Your Survival Skills

The truth is, in many survival situations it's up to you to save yourself. Think you're ready? We'll be the judge.

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