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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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Section: Expert Tips

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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ClimbRoxanne Trujillo

Don’t be “that guy” at the crag

Rock climbers are not an uptight bunch, but even they have rules. Follow these seven guidelines to stay in everyone's good graces at your local spot.

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TravelStewart Moore

7 reasons to choose a short thru-hike

So you want to hike from Canada to Mexico? We've got seven reasons you should try a shorter trip first.

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TravelAndrew Winohradsky

How to fly with your bike (Part 2)

Packing your bike for air travel? Follow these tips to make sure it survives the trip.

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