Survival

Extreme Survival: Volcano Eruption

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: Cannibalism

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: Zombie Apocalypse

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.

The Most Dangerous Trips: Hiking Long's Peak

Wake up before sunrise on a summer morning in Estes Park, Colorado, and the most abundant wildlife you’ll see is bleary-eyed hikers heading off to the trailhead for the Keyhole Route up 14,259-foot...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Climbing Denali

Denali is deceptively short for a man-eater. At 20,320 feet, it's a fraction of the height of peaks like Everest or K2. But Denali’s 18,000-foot vertical rise from its base plateau makes climbing it...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Paddling the Forks of the Kern

You’ve been warned—at the entrance to Kern Canyon, an information sign tallies the number of deaths on the river since 1968. At last count, it stood at 266. That stat hasn’t dissuaded thousands of...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Surfing Pipeline

Pipeline at Banzai Beach on Oahu’s North Shore is the world’s most iconic surf break, and a strong contender for most dangerous. The wave, which averages 8 to 9 feet but can hit up to 20, is known...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Biking Porcupine Rim

Porcupine Rim is second only to Slickrock as the most popular bike trail in Moab, Utah. But just because it’s in the Disneyland of trail riding doesn’t mean anyone is watching over you. Once you...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Skiing Delirium Dive

When it comes to skiing deaths, the Grim Reaper spreads the pain equitably across US ski resorts and backcountry slopes. According the Ski Industries Association, roughly 40 people per year die while...

The Most Dangerous Trips: Running the Barkley Marathons

Ultramarathons are difficult by definition. But the Barkley Marathons, a 100-mile run through Frozen Head State Park in Tennessee dubbed “the race that eats its young,” seems to be designed to cause...

Feasting in the Forest

David Page gets a crash course in foraging and learns to appreciate nature's bounty (and the flavor of a good fire-roasted grasshopper) along the way

Catch Me If You Can

When Robert Wood Jr. disappeared in a densely forested Virginia park, searchers faced the challenge of a lifetime. The eight-year-old boy was autistic and nonverbal, and from his perspective the...

Survival Case Studies

How did they survive? From sharks and cougars to avalanches and frozen waters, four survivors' stories in their own words, plus expert commentary.