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