Backpacker Magazine –
The Ultimate "Survive This!" Archive
Illustration by Tim Marrs
Survive This: Frostbitten Feet
Frostbite is bad news. Learn how to safely treat frozen feet.
Survive This: Bitten by a (Rabid?) Animal
Chomped by a critter? Here's what to do.
Survive This: a Plunge Into Raging Whitewater
Learn how to battle your way out of a raging river with these tips.
Survive This: Swarming Wasps
Forget all the rules about freezing or making yourself big. When faced with these angry beasts run for cover.
Survive This: Caught between a Mama Bear and Her Cub
Here's how to get out of the middle when motherly instincts kick in.
Survive This: Separated From Group
If you get lost from your hiking party, here's how to get found–fast.
Survive This: Getting Lost in a Whiteout
Don't forge ahead when faced with whiteout conditions.
Survive This: a Mangled Ankle
Help yourself hike out after an ankle injury
Survive This: Meeting a Menacing Stranger on the Trail
Learn how to avoid shady characters on the trail.
Survive This: Sudden Illness on the Trail
Beware of dehydration when a sudden illness strikes.
Survive This: Volcanic Eruption
Don't worry about lava. Worry about rocks and mud and ash.
Survive This: Stuck on a Scree Slope
When you're slipping and sliding, don't let your partners help you. Learn how to climb yourself to safety.
Survive This: Lost in the Desert
When you're stuck in the desert unexpectedly conserve, conserve, conserve.
Survive This: Caught in an Avalanche
When you're trekking into a backcountry bowl, avalanches are almost always a threat. Learn how to protect yourself when the worst happens.
Survive This: Trapped by a Rock
When a scramble turns to a nightmare learn how to help yourself.
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