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Brad Shannon

How to not freeze to death

Hypothermia kills about 1,300 Americans every year. Our writer asked the experts how to avoid and treat it.

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Section: Expert Tips

AdventureStacey McKenna

Why your gear reeks (and what to do about it)

When used frequently, base layers develop a persistent funk. Our writer found the cause... and the solution.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

Frostbite: How to keep your fingers and toes

Frostbite is more common than you'd think. So our writer hit up a few really smart people for tips on treating and preventing it.

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SurvivalRootsRated

On getting lost

Getting lost in the wilderness is a frightening experience, no question—it’s also just about inevitable every once in awhile. Here are some things you should know.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

How to not die in a wildfire

It's wildfire season. If you use common sense and pay attention you can prevent and escape the blaze before it's too late.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

How to survive a nuclear blast

We asked a Manhattan Project scientist how to live through the big one.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

How to not die in an urban flood

Floods are the costliest and most common natural disasters in the United States. Thankfully, they're easy to prepare for.

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WellnessMike Powers

8 Life lessons Jiu Jitsu teaches

Jiu Jitsu is all about whupping ass. But the "gentle art" also teaches some lessons students can take outside the dojo.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

How to not die in a crowd crush

In the wrong situation, even calm crowds can turn deadly. So we called some of the world's foremost experts to learn how to stay alive when things get cramped.

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SurvivalStacey McKenna

Book Review: How to Read Water

Tristan Gooley is arguably the world's foremost natural navigation expert. In his latest book, he tells how to predict weather, traffic patterns, and more by looking at water.

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SurvivalBrad Shannon

Don’t die alone in the desert

Hundreds of people die every year in America's deserts. Follow these six tips to avoid becoming one of them.

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