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Survival: Survival Skills Stories

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Danger Zones/Escape Plans: You

While accidents do happen, it's what you do about them that can be the difference between life and death.

Danger Zones/Escape Plans: Terrain

From crossing raging rivers to falling through thin ice, here are 11 worst-case scenarios and tips for coming out unscathed.

Danger Zones/Escape Plans: Weather

From cyclones to storm surges, use this matrix of backcountry weather dangers as your guide to survival.

Die Another Day

You won't get far in the backcountry without pushing through challenging conditions and terrain. But perseverance can be your worst enemy, and turning around the only way to succeed. Mark Jenkins explores the fine line between daring and doom.

Survival Bootcamp

At the military's top-secret survival school, Air Force crews learn how to escape their worst-case scenario — shot down behind enemy lines. With the highest level of access ever granted to a journalist, our scout learns how to escape when Mother Nature is only one of your worries.

Survival Lab: Emergency Water

Without a drink, a hiker can die in as little as a day. We tested three techniques for conjuring H20 out of thin air. Plus: 5 easy ways to stay hydrated in hot climates.

Meet Survival Expert Creek Stewart

Learn to use standard household items to survive with these pro tips from Stewart.

Reel Deal: Charting Big-Wall Movie Scenes

Hollywood climbing: Survivable or surreal?

Bear Attack: Q&A with Bear Grylls

The star of "Man vs. Wild" talks gear, luxury items, and survival advice.

Escape Plan: Warm a Hypothermia Victim

Treat severe hypothermia with this life saving technique.

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