If you spend enough time in the backcountry, you'll eventually run into some steep terrain. Here's how to get down ... and all you need is rope.
Just follow these guidelines and you’ll escape any predicament.
Be ready before you hit the road.
When you're life's on the line, instinct takes over.
Stay safe during your travels abroad.
Shooting Editor John Snow showcases his choices of guns for surviving the zombie...
Follow these tips and you'll survive even the worst-case scenarios.
Creating a splint can give an injured person a lot of relief, and prevent further injury. As with most things, though, there are right ways and wrong ways to apply a splint to an injury. Here are five common mistakes to avoid, if you ever have to tie a splint on your buddy or yourself.
Don’t splint the limb too tightly. Splinting should give support and limit movement, but not to the point where it cuts off circulation. The splint should be loose enough for you to fit a finger between it and the limb. [ Read Full Post ]
If you’re ever in a survival situation where you need to both signal for help and light a fire, Orion’s Signal Flare/Fire Starter might just be your new best friend. This versatile tool can be used to start a fire in wet or windy conditions; and it can be used to signal rescuers with a bright red light that helps them locate your position, day or night. [ Read Full Post ]
When most folks think of survival, the words clean and hygienic don’t usually come to mind. In fact, the art of surviving in the wild can be a filthy, nasty endeavor. But it doesn’t always have to be.
As you’ll see, there’s more to surviving than just wiping with leaves. (see my emergency toilet paper post here). Here are a few simple tips for staying clean while you stay alive. [ Read Full Post ]
If you find yourself in a wilderness emergency without food, and the wild game is scarce, you can rely on some of the wild edible plants that kept our forebears alive through tough times.
Here are five of the most common and most nutritious wild edible plants that you must know for the fall season. [ Read Full Post ]
You never know what you are going to find as you clean up after a storm, especially after a significant storm like Hurricane Sandy.
If your home, business, or other property became damaged, or was simply strewn with trash, limbs, and debris, you may have a big clean up job ahead of you.
How can you clean up a disaster’s aftermath safely? [ Read Full Post ]
With Hurricane Sandy, aka: Frankenstorm, barreling down on the entire Eastern seaboard, now is a good time to review some commonsense hurricane safety tips. We've compiled our best survival tips below, so you can stay safe and ride out the storm. [ Read Full Post ]
With news stories about bubonic plague in squirrels and hantavirus in other rodents, cleaning and eating small game may not look like such a smart survival solution anymore. But these diseases are not new.
So how did our ancestors, with limited knowledge of biological hazards, process game to avoid these illnesses? [ Read Full Post ]
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