Survival: Finding Food and Water Stories
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Need to find food in a crisis? Just foraging for fun? Learn to raid nature's pantry, which is full of easily harvested, highly nutritious meals.
Five hikers fight a raging river before attempting a dangerous bushwhack to safety.
More than 1,000 hikers go missing every year in our national parks alone. Most are found within hours, but basic skills can help you get home without making a serious—or even fatal—mistake. Follow this advice for staying on course.
Dangerously thirsty in the desert?
Long before satellite beacons, humans thrived in the wild with the best technology available: a knife. And with that one tool and some basic knowledge, they fulfilled all life-sustaining needs.
Put that hooch to good use with these tips for starting a fire, treating water, and even signaling for help.
Drowning is the #2 cause of outdoor deaths (falls are #1), so avoid wading waist-deep or too-fast rivers (a tossed, fist-size rock shouldn't move downstream before sinking), but if no choice exists:
Fast, hassle-free, ultralight,–we explore five different water treatment scenarios and the right system to use.
Find water anywhere, make a fire in five minutes, learn secrets for battling mosquitoes, and more.
How to find emergency water in the backcountry.
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