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Survival: First Aid Stories

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Saving Lives: Size Up the Scene and Identify Lethal Dangers

When an emergency strikes, your mind can go blank. These easy clues and rhymes will help you remember what do to first.

Backpacking 101: Summer Trail Smarts

Learn to tie a basic, but essential knot, staunch a bleeder, and purify water.

How-To Slideshow: Learn to Tape a Sprained Ankle

This low-bulk bracing is used by sports trainers and wilderness medics to stabilize weak ligaments and discourage further injury. You can apply all sorts of extras like pre-wrap liners, ankle pads, and skin adhesive, but here's the down and dirty trail version.

Survive This: Frostbitten Feet

Frostbite is bad news. Learn how to safely treat frozen feet.

Survival: Lost with...Only a Bottle of Whiskey

Put that hooch to good use with these tips for starting a fire, treating water, and even signaling for help.

Survival: In the Cold with...No Body Heat

Fording the river didn't seem risky until the moment your butt hit the water. Now you're soaked up to your pits as the evening mercury drops below 45-degrees F. Your goal: Prevent hypothermia.

Life-or-Death Decisions - Injury

Learn how to plan and react when and unexpected injury creeps up on you.

Survive This: Separated From Group

If you get lost from your hiking party, here's how to get found–fast.

Survive This: Sudden Illness on the Trail

Beware of dehydration when a sudden illness strikes.

Survive a Mangled Ankle

Help yourself hike out after an ankle injury

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