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How to not get pricked by a North American porcupine
Don’t panic—this spiky friend is largely harmless.
7 reasons a walking stick is your best hiking buddy
A trusty walking stick is like a Swiss Army knife for the woods.
How to avoid camping with snakes, and other valuable outdoor lessons
Everyone makes mistakes, but what's most important is how you learn from them.
You should never have to fight off a shark—but here’s how to do it (just in case)
You’re more likely to be bitten by a New Yorker.
What you need to know about the tardigrade cannon
Tardigrade survival is a surprisingly useful field of study.
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.
How to avoid an alligator encounter—and what to do if you can’t
Gators like to be left alone, but they're also hard to see.
Three ways to build a winter survival shelter
Shelter and fire are critical to survival. Here’s how to combine both to stay alive in an emergency.
Everything you need to know to start a fire
On the snow, with duct tape, or when the lights go out.