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How to not get pricked by a North American porcupine
Don’t panic—this spiky friend is largely harmless.
How to prevent getting struck by lightning
And what to do if you are.
The most effective ways to avoid bee, wasp, and hornet stings
Your guide to a sting-free summer.
The two types of fungi you want in your fire-starting kit
They’re not wood, but they burn just as well.
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.
Winter survival shelters you should know how to build
Makeshift habitats can help you survive a crisis during the coldest months of the year.
13 edible plants you can still find in the winter
Learn to locate and recognize these forageable species in the coldest season of the year.
How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter
When it’s time to shop, think like a survivalist.
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.