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  • April 14, 2014

    Survival Tip #11: Pack a BOB for Any Situation -3


    Editor's Note: This tip comes from our new "Prepare for Anything Survival Manual."

    A BOB (bug-out bag) is a collection of goods that you would need to survive if you had to flee your home with no guarantee of shelter, food, or water during an emergency. Think of the BOB as your survival insurance policy for any disaster or mayhem.

    There may not be one perfect, universally agreed-upon set of equipment, but with a good core set of items (similar to those used in backpacking) you can put together a BOB suited for a wide variety of situations. Most people use either a backpack or a duffle bag as a container for their goods, which should include basic survival essentials and a few irreplaceable items.

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  • February 21, 2014

    Survival Skills: Be a Modern Caveman-3


    There's a reason why bears and other beasts hole up in caves: They're ready-made shelters that provide immediate protection from rain, snow, wind, or brutal sun. No need to work at erecting a hut—just move in and set up housekeeping.

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  • August 28, 2012

    Ultimate Survival Manual: Hurricane Safety Tips-0


    As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, Gulf Coast residents are hunkering down and bracing for impact. The storm is expected to hit within miles of where Katrina made landfall seven years ago on Tuesday night, and experts say Isaac could drop up to 20 inches of rain throughout the region.

    While Isaac is a Category 1 hurricane (Katrina was a Category 3), preparedness and cautiousness are still critical. If you're going to be caught in the storm, prepare yourself by reading through the hurricane survival tips listed below from The Outdoor Life Ultimate Survival Manual.

    Hurricane Safety: How to Survive a Massive Hurricane

    Hurricane Safety: Prepare a Checklist for Your Home

    Hurricane Safety: How to Reinforce Garage Doors

    Hurricane Safety: How to Rescue Someone in a Flood

    Hurricane Safety: How to Build a Sandbag Dike

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