Pitching a tent, healing a wound, and finding your way are about the most important things you can learn how to do. They're also the easiest.
Less than one year ago, ultrarunner Adam Campbell fell 100 feet over a cliff. Doctors weren't sure he'd ever walk again. Last weekend, he finished one of the most difficult ultramarathons in the world.
Are you still mapping like it's 1999?
The Survival Trial is not your average outdoor adventure race. Competitors spend 24 hours in the backcountry of northern New Mexico completing survival challenges that range from fire-starting to defensive firearm engagements.
Imagine all the fun of an outdoor blade in a package you can use more often. Put one to use in your kitchen, and it might make cooking dinner feel a little more exciting.
From 'Jaws' to the creatively bad shark films of 2013, we revisited them all for you
If you’re lost, this tool may be the key to your survival.
Yes, this knife costs a lot ($500), but for good reason. The frame is made almost entirely of titanium, and the blade is S35VN steel, which is designed to keep an edge, but is also easy to sharpen. At a full half-inch thick, the Harsey fills your palm nicely,…
And how you can prepare for the apocalypse better than a billionaire
Have you ever found yourself on a boat besieged by pirates? Aboard a derailing train? Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson explains how to survive these crises and many more in his new book, 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition.
Listen to your primal fear or die trying
As the Category Four storm threatened landfall last week, dozens of Urban Search and Rescue teams were deploying from around the country, mobilizing at lightning speed to save residents from the wreckage. Our man embedded with one of these elite squads—and soon learned the logistical nightmare involved with disaster aid on a massive scale.
Last week's viral video illustrated how dangerous bears can be—and taught us a few lessons on how to survive such an attack
The one-week boot camp puts paying customers in the middle of the Indonesian jungle, then helps them survive the journey home
Welcome to the ninth annual Firefly Gathering, a four-day survival camp packed with pine-needle baskets, tomahawk throws, sinew glue, mycology crawls, and ecstatic drumming.
Discovery's new show 'American Tarzan' pits climbers, runners, and lifters against each other in a 'Survivor' meets 'American Ninja Warrior' showdown
Experts are training the vicious wild animals to sniff out avalanche victims—without mauling them to death
An off-the-grid emergency warning system called Smart Park could give visitors critical information about weather and missing persons
Knowing how to survive in the wild isn't the same thing as knowing how to survive in the big city when an earthquake or tsunami strikes. Wherever you live, Japan's new survival manual may save your life.
A man wakes up on a muddy logging road in the middle of the mountains. His truck is dead. His phone is out of range. He’s got no food. How did he make it out?
People coming back to life after being frozen stiff. Frogs that cryopreserve for winter and then reanimate. The emerging frontier of extreme cold is offering revolutionary new insights and therapies for everything from deadly exposure to peak athletic performance.
A retired Navy SEAL teaches us how to turn common household objects into brutal weapons in a pinch, which is almost as funny as it is terrifying
What’s spurring so many A-list celebrities to appear on a survival TV show? The chance to experience a little fear and risk, which, as Grylls keeps telling us, only makes you stronger.
Rick Ridgeway, one of the North Face founder and conservationist's closest friends, survived the kayak capsizing that killed his lifelong buddy. Here he reflects on their awful ordeal, on his friend's burial, and on the lasting gifts that Tompkins leaves behind.
Manuel Genswein has spent more than two decades burying himself alive and pushing shovels to their breaking point to determine the best ways to save snow-slide victims. His biggest challenge? Convincing the world’s most experienced rescuers that he’s right.
Charged is the true story of Eduardo Garcia, who survived a horrific accident while hiking in the Montana backcountry in 2011.
New inflatable vests from POC and Dainese could save professional racers’ lives. So why isn’t the gear mandatory?
A 22-foot-long ark to weather nature's biggest storms
Outfit your base camp—for less than $160
Why use matches when you can use a mini flamethrower?
A lightweight companion for preppers and smart hikers alike