Survival in the outdoors involves choosing safe campsites, so follow these tips to camp in an area free from flood danger.
Use this overview of basic and advanced features to choose a compass--an essential piece of survival gear--that best fits your needs.
Know how to use a barometric altimeter, which senses changes in air pressure and can be used to offer important information about elevation and location.
When you need a natural light source, use pine pitch as a fuel to illuminate your surroundings.
When you need assistance in a survival situation, the new SPOT Gen3 can relay your message from areas that extend beyond cell phone range.
Follow these steps to cross a Tyrolean traverse, a fixed line that aids hikers when crossing raging rivers and other challenging terrain.
Know how to handle anaphylaxis in an outdoor setting, as a severe allergic reaction can be even more problematic for the person affected and for those in your group.
Use this gear guide to select basic survival gear including a fire starter, knife, emergency shelter, and first-aid kit, all for under $100.
Using a signal mirror or an improvised signaling device requires knowledge and practice, but it’s a skill that can save your life in an emergency.
When you call from a mobile device for help in a wilderness emergency, make sure that you’re prepared to relay the most important information.