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“Survival Expeditions”

Apr 7, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
When adventurers need rescuing, who pays the costs of search and rescue?
Mar 3, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell,
Astroskin, a prototype device to monitor astronaut health, is a garment that fits over a person's upper body and is embedded with wireless sensors.
Feb 3, 2014 11:27 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A fisherman says he drank birds' blood to survive for 13 months at sea. Continue reading →
Jan 26, 2012 08:12 PM ET // Stephanie Pearson
In 2009 German kayaker Freya Hoffmeister completed a 332-day, 8,565-mile solo, unsupported paddle around Australia. Not only was she the first woman to survive the shark-infested waters, Hoffmeister was also the fastest person -- beating Paul Caffyn, the only other human to accomplish the feat -- b...
Jan 24, 2012 04:42 PM ET // Alexander Davies
Adventurer Felicity Aston is now officially the first woman to have crossed Antarctica on her own, and the first person ever to ski across the icy continent, using nothing but her own muscle power, the AP reported. Aston spent 59 days dragging two gear-loaded sledges behind her, sleeping in a tent ...
Jul 10, 2012 02:14 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
Is it possible to learn everything you need to know about surviving in the wilderness over a single weekend? Not really. But you can certainly learn and practice a survival skill or two when enrolling in a course at a survival school, as I did recently at the Wilderness Way School in the town of [....
Apr 27, 2012 11:00 AM ET // Alexander Davies
In the hills around Oregon's Mount Hood last month, a group of wannabe survivalists spent the day at Training Camp Z: the zombie survival course. The course came with the usual face paint and slow lurching, but it had a goal of real import, besides preparing people for the Apocalypse: teaching outd...