Survival

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.

The Science of Survival

These four threats might not get all of the attention, but they deserve it.

The Extreme Survival Guide

We’ve spoken to experts and gotten the low-down on how to survive some of the most extreme scenarios on Planet Earth. Read on and thank us later.

Extreme Survival: Stuck in a Desert

We’ve spoken to experts and gotten the low-down on how to survive some of the most extreme scenarios on planet earth. Read on and thank us later.

Extreme Survival: Piranha Attack

We’ve spoken to experts and gotten the low-down on how to survive some of the most extreme scenarios on planet earth. Read on and thank us later.