Survival: Unexpected Accidents

Hard-won-lessons and tips about unexpected dangers from the front lines of survival.

If I Only Knew Then (Feature Narrative) | Recognize Grizzly Behavior | Save Yourself in Whitewater | First Aid Emergencies | Unsafe Snow Conditions | Unexpected Accidents | Make Good Judgment Calls

Sea Kayak Flip

Casey Lyons, BACKPACKER associate editor

No Water in the Desert

Annette McGivney, BACKPACKER Southwest editor

Dress for Lightning

Matt Walker, mountaineer

Predict a Flash Flood

Ken Phillips, Chief of Emergency Services, Grand Canyon National Park

Ventilate a Tent

Shannon Davis, BACKPACKER senior editor

BYO Survival Gear

Chris Thomas, mountaineer