The Extreme Survival Guide

Ever wondered how to survive a volcanic eruption? Not sure what to do when zombies inevitably take over? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Oct 4, 2012
Outside Magazine
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Fire in the sky.    Photo: Fredrik Thommesen/Flickr

The world is a weird place. You never know when you’ll be standing next to a lake as it releases a giant carbon-dioxide bubble that could asphyxiate you within minutes. Scoffing at that possibility? Well, scoffer, if you want to live your life at the whim of impending, improbable-but-not-completely-one-hundred-percent-impossible disasters, that’s your call. But don’t look at me when you’re being eaten by a zombie outside of a 7-11, because it will definitely happen.

If you’re not a skeptic/scoffer/someone who refuses to see that apocalypse movie with John Cusack, then we’re here for you. 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. There is no time for anachronistic pleasantries when you’re about to be engulfed by lava, anyway.