Survival

How to Abandon Ship

In October 2001, David Vann lost a quick million when his 90-foot ketch, Bird of Paradise, sank ten miles south of the British Virgin Islands. He shares his tips for abandoning ship here.

How to Survive a Bar Fight

Anyone who's been in a real rumble will tell you it's a far more brutal affair than your choreographed fantasies of kicking ass like Patrick Swayze in Road House.

Grizzly Attack

On July 23, 2011, Josh Berg and six teenagers were hiking in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains, when he and three other students were charged by a grizzly bear. This is Berg's story.

Tourist Trap

In early September, a 64-year-old North Carolina man named Amos Wayne Richards hiked into Utah’s Lower Blue John Canyon. As Richards descended to the canyon floor, he slipped and fell ten feet,...

Meltdown!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Volcano!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Fire!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Tsunami!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Flood!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Hurricane!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

Civil Unrest!

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

How I Survived: The Japan Tsunami

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

How I Survived: A Bombing in Libya

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...

How I Survived: The Joplin, Missouri, Tornado

OK, so that Rapture thing didn't happen—doesn't mean you aren't about to be carried off by a towering tsunami. Presenting Outside's comprehensive guide to surviving disasters both natural and...