Survival

6 Wilderness Survival Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

6 Wilderness Survival Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

When it comes to survival, there is little room for error. Average Joes can easily find themselves in harrowing situations, but you don’t need to be Bear Grylls to grit those teeth and get through it. It’s important for everyone to have a skill set when it comes to emergency [...]

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

How to Read Nautical Charts – 3 Easy Tips for Better Clarity

Many of us receive the call for exploration from those inner chords in our gut.  Like a thirst that can’t be quenched, we are always seeking new ways to discover the world around us. No method of travel offers as much freedom as one can attain on a boat.  Once [...]

Lost? Just Look at the Stars

Lost? Just Look at the Stars

In today’s wonderful world of technology, it can be pretty easy to take things for granted, such as receiving detailed directions with the tap of your finger on a screen. But what if you find yourself stranded in the desert? Or your boat runs out of gas in the middle [...]

Survival Guide: Total Economic Collapse

Survival Guide: Total Economic Collapse

It may be every hardcore adventurer’s dream to spend days away from civilization. Far from any semblance of industry and responsibility, conditions and the elements separates those who don’t know, from those survive. This isn’t the relaxing weekend get away here, folks. This is survival. Do you have what it takes? “The [...]

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.

The Science Behind Sinkholes

The Science Behind Sinkholes

Something that can only be described as ‘really freaky’ happened last week near a subway construction site in Guangzhou, China’s third

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding.  It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche.  It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.

7 Amazing Animal Rescues

7 Amazing Animal Rescues

In 1988, a team of rescuers managed to safely extricate three California Grey whales trapped in a treacherous ice flow off the coast of the North Pole. This real-life incident was the inspiration for Big Miracle, a motion picture starring Drew Barrymore that was released last year.

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

To Take or Not to Take: The Wilderness EMT

Last winter I went through a rigorous, month long Wilderness EMT course, passed the national registry exam, and earned the title of NRMET-B: nationally registered EMT Basic. For the past year, I’ve been bombarded with questions

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

All the Times MacGyver Used a SAK

A SAK, some duck tape, maybe a paperclip and all of sudden, MacGyver has a fully functional plane in his possession. MacGyver may have been the ultimate sensei when it came to SAK uses and surprisingly enough, he even showed us a few creative ways to use the trusty tool-filled [...]