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How to build snowshoes on the fly—and 4 other tips for surviving deep snow
If you find yourself in a winter survival situation, you’ll need to fight off hypothermia and trek back to civilization.
Wood filters, hot rocks, and seven other ways to purify water in the wild
Access to safe drinking water is critical in camping or survival situations
The 10-step guide to survival in an emergency
Should you build a fire or shelter first?
Eight ways you can use cotton in an emergency
It’s a bold strategy, but it can pay off.
This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways
Versatile, lightweight, and strong, parachute cord is amazingly useful.
11 essential items for four specialized survival kits
Build these kits and you'll be ready for any disaster.
Eight survival knife skills you might need in an emergency
Blades aren’t just for cutting.
Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life
There’s building material all around you, if you know how to use it.
Stay warm and dry with these improvised tarp shelters
If you're caught in the elements and don't have a tent, you'll want to know these expert shelter building tips.
Twenty-three ways alcohol could save your life
Don’t panic and imbibe your good whiskey or cheap beer to stay alive.