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How to Survive Anything: Be prepared for an inbound hurricane

Hurricane season on the Atlantic coast usually runs from the beginning of June to the end of November. So far this season, we’ve been fortunate to only see on full scale hurricane and a hand full of tropical storms meander their way toward shore. However, as history has shown, it only takes one serious storm […]

How to Survive Anything: Make it through a tornado

There are a lot of things you can do to make sure you never find yourself directly in the path of a tornado, but despite our best efforts, sometimes we still find ourselves in some pretty crappy spots. So, while we may devote plenty of videos to getting out of dodge before something bad lands […]

How to Survive Anything: Making it through a flash flood

Like most natural disasters, a bit of preparation ahead of time can go a long way. If you know there’s a high flood risk in your area, start by heading for high ground or out of the path of the storm. If, however, evacuating isn’t an option, you run the chance of finding yourself squaring […]

How to Survive Anything: Dealing with a scorpion sting

Scorpions are scary. I’m not even going to play about that… But they’re also not really all that dangerous. While a scorpion’s sting can really make you feel like crap, it’s uncommon for one to actually kill you. Unfortunately for me, I’ve been stung by scorpions three times over the years (to varying degree of […]

How to Survive Anything: Choosing where to build your shelter

If you find yourself stuck in the wilderness, one of the first things you’ll want to do is prepare a shelter — but before you can do that, you need to choose where you want to built it. Choosing a good location for your campsite is extremely important, not just in terms of comfort, but […]

How to Survive Anything: What to do when a crowd starts to crush you

While most of the survival skills we’ve addressed so far involve being in the wilderness, there are plenty of risks we face in the Urban Jungle as well. One of the most dangerous places you can be in here in the developed world is in a large crowd when panic strikes. In terrible situations like […]

How to Survive Anything: You hold your breath wrong (yeah, you)

If you’re out on the water, maybe fishing or just going for a swim, you may find yourself needing or wanting to spend some time beneath the surface. Maybe you’re looking for something you dropped, hunting for Catfish to noodle, or avoiding detection from people on shore… regardless of why you’re under water, there’s one […]

How to Survive Anything: Determining what plants are okay to eat

Learning what plants in the region of the world you live in are edible is a great way to help prepare for a survival situation. However, if you find yourself surviving in the wild and you aren’t sure what plants are okay to eat, there’s a way you can increase your chances of avoiding severe […]

How to Survive Anything: Finding water in the wilderness

In a survival situation, water is your first priority. Your stomach may be shouting at you for food, but rest assured, it’ll be fine without any for a lot longer than you can go without some hydration. In a lot of parts of the world, water isn’t actually all that hard to find, as long […]

How to Survive Anything: Learn the 4 Life Saving Steps

It wasn’t all that long ago that I came across a serious accident. Two pickup trucks had collided head on at the mouth of a bridge near my rural home, and I knew it would be some time before emergency services arrived. I’m no paramedic, but in some circumstances, you’ve got no choice but to […]