The Science of Survival

Explaining four of the most common threats in the outdoors

Dress warm to survive.     Photo: Tyler Olson/Shutterstock

Unlikely bear and beaver attacks may get most of the attention, but it's the utterly predictable threats that pose the greatest risk. Spend enough time playing outside, and there's a solid chance that you or your buddy might suffer from heat stroke or hypothermia. We break down four of the outdoors' most likely and dangerous threats, how to prevent them, and what to do when they strike.

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