The cold is insidious and dangerous. Learn a bit about how to survive in winter's worst.
Like any outdoor activity, hiking comes with its share of dangers. Knowing a few basic things can help keep you safe, and maybe even alive.
A mountaineer makes a thrashing motion for 700 meters and avoids being buried by snow. Continue reading →
A British climber skids 100 feet down an ice cliff, with minor injuries, and his helmet cam records the whole thing. ->
A snowmobile rescuer finds a teenager lost for two days in poor visability. ->
Before we can understand our psychological reactions in a survival setting, it is helpful to first know a little bit about stress. Stress is not a disease that you cure and eliminate. Instead, it is a condition we all experience. Stress can be described as our reaction to pressure. It is the name g...
You need three types of materials to build a fire -- tinder, kindling and fuel. Tinder is dry material that ignites with little heat -- a spark starts a fire. The tinder must be absolutely dry to be sure just a spark will ignite it. If you only have a device that generates sparks, charred [...]
S - Size Up the Situation If you are in a combat situation, find a place where you can conceal yourself from the enemy. Remember, security takes priority. Use your senses of hearing, smell and sight to get a feel for the battlefield. What is the enemy doing? Advancing? Holding in place? Retreating?...
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