Survival Guru

The On-The-Go Camp Food Showdown

For campers and backpackers looking for the best pre-prepared backcountry meals, Good To-Go is the new contender in town. Co-founded...

Overboard

April 17—1:30 A.M.I woke up feeling sick and went to the head and immediately started exploding out both ends—it was food poisoning. I went on deck to throw up...

What Would Survivorman Do?

In the sprawling genre of survival television, there is one man who has managed to earn both huge ratings and the respect of bearded guys with big knives on their belts: Les Stroud, a.k.a....

Stuck

It was late fall 2011, and I was three weeks into a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School in southeastern Utah, hiking with three other students along the Dirty Devil River. Around...

Shot

I was having my best day tracking wildlife. I’d seen a manatee, a river dolphin, and a couple of new birds. When two guys in their twenties motored past in a pirogue, I didn’t pay...

Falling

My skydive teammate Katie and I had planned a formation for a jump last March where we would float a giant U.S. flag between our two flying parachutes. I had done about 7,000 jumps and competed...

How to Survive Falling Through Thin Ice

If you fall through thin ice on a lake and don't do anything to self-rescue in the first few minutes, you are going to die. This is not a shocker, but what might surprise you is what is most...

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