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Survival: Survival Gear Stories

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WATCH: Helicopter Rescues Hiker from Cliff

He was stranded on a sheer rock face near Washington's Snoqualmie Pass.

Survival Gear For the Zombie Apocalypse

Our man sniffles over the season finale of The Walking Dead.and puts together the ultimate BACKPACKER survival pack in anticipation of season 5.
Text by Ted Alvarez

Survival A to Z: Rescue Rangers

When something goes wrong in the backcountry, you want one of these highly trained rangers on the case. Here's an inside look at the gear they carry.

Survival A to Z: Duct Tape

D is for Duct Tape

Troubleshoot This: Soaked Sleeping Bag

Dry out your sleeping bag so it will keep you warmer longer.

Troubleshoot This: Snowblind

Caught out on a bright day without your glasses? Things could turn ugly if you lose your vision. Learn to prevent and treat a sunburned eye.

Saved by...A Shirt or Bandanna

Everyone brings a shirt or bandanna into the backcountry. Here, 9 ways to increase its usefulness.

Saved by...An Emergency Blanket

10 ways to use a survival blanket

Saved by...A Sock

7 more reasons to pack an extra pair

Saved by...Cell Phone

Dead battery? No reception? No problem. Find plenty of survival gear inside your phone.

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