Okay, so many of these skills aren't essential. And unless you have your own outdoor reality show, you may never need them. Trouble is, if you are put in a situation that requires one of these tips—from a failed parachute to being caught in whitewater rapids—there's no time to figure out a solution. And if you don't ever find yourself in one of these predicaments, the knowledge will still impress your friends.
How to catch a fish without equipment
If you find yourself running out of food, improvise some tools and catch a fish.Read More >
How to find direction without a compass
Lost in the woods and can't wait for help? Learn how to find your own way out.Read More >
How to escape quicksand
Don't panic if you stumble into some quicksand. Follow these tips to get out safely.Read More >
How to survive parachute failure
Falling without a parachute might seem like a hopeless situation, but there are documented cases of people surviving falls of many thousands of feet. Read...Read More >
What to do when you run out of water
If you find yourself out of drinkable water, use these steps to easily distill your own.Read More >
How to make it through a rip current
If you find yourself caught in a rip current, use these tips to help you make it back to shore safely.Read More >
How to escape a tree-well
If you find yourself sliding into a tree-well while skiing or boarding, use these tips to get out without suffocating.Read More >
How to swim in whitewater rapids
If you get dumped out of your kayak or canoe while in whitewater rapids, follow this advice to get safely back to shore.Read More >
How to survive a bush plane crash
If you find yourself in a bush plane that is going down, here's what to do to ensure a higher chance of survival.Read More >
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