The 10 Most Popular Survival Stories from BACKPACKER

From strandings at sea to grizzly attacks, we collect our readers' favorite tales from the brink.

Why do we love survival stories so much? They're testaments to human resilience, and showcase the kind of resourcefulness and perseverance that we all hope we have inside of us (and pray that we'll never need. We dove into the BACKPACKER archives to present these 10 stories about snakebites, strandings, blizzards, bear attacks, and more.

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