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Hiker Survives 6 Days on Bugs & Snow

A broken leg left Gregg Hein stranded on 13,563-ft Mount Goddard.

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Hiker Stranded on Rock Face for Two Days

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As water crashes through a 70-foot-high slot canyon, three hikers have to make the ultimate choice to survive.

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Out Alive: Swept Away
As water crashes through a 70-foot-high slot canyon, three hikers have to make the ultimate choice to survive.
10 Ways to Use a Condom
Throw a couple in your survival kit. Here's why.
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Survival Lab: Make a Snow Anchor
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