Survival Skills

Staying Safe From Bees, Wasps, Yellow-Jackets, and Hornets

Although stinging insects are generally more interested in doing their work than fighting, it’s important to know what to do if you encounter a deadly swarm. Simply avoiding bees wasps, yellow-jackets, and hornets is the best option for staying safe, but you should also know what to do if you can’t avoid an attack. Plus,…

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How To Survive A Flood

Our world will become increasingly prone to catastrophic flooding as the effects of climate change raise ocean levels and disrupt weather systems. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of flood risks and survival strategies to ensure the well-being of yourself, your family, and other members of your community. How To Prepare For A Flood As…

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Understanding The Patient Assessment System

Disclaimer: This article is meant to be a study guide and refresher for people that are interested in wilderness medicine. Although it contains life-saving information, it shouldn’t take the place of proper training and certification from an accredited company. To provide proper care to a patient that’s suffering from a traumatic injury or medical condition,…

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How To Survive A Hurricane

What Is A Hurricane? Hurricanes are intensely destructive storm systems that form over oceans before hitting land. Hurricane season starts on May 15th for the north Pacific and June 1st for the caribbean area. It lasts though November 30th. Hurricanes can trigger landslides, tornados, and deadly floods, so it’s important to be prepared for them.…

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How To Survive A Landslide

Landslides occur in all 50 states, but the Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, and Pacific Coast are at the greatest risk from these natural disasters. These events can occur without warning, but there are signs to look out for to keep yourself safe. As with every natural disaster, knowledge and preparation are essential for survival. Different…

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Understanding The Survival Rule Of Threes

The Four 3s of survival are guidelines to help people understand the length of time that they can go with air, shelter, water, and food. Keep in mind that these are guidelines and the lengths of time may be longer or shorter for some people. Nevertheless, remembering the survival rule of 3s is important for…

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How To Survive A Forest Fire

Forest fire season is quickly becoming a year round event as average global temperatures steadily increase. Every year, wildfires break records for size and amount of destruction that they cause, and there’s no sign of this trend abating. Therefore, it’s important to know how to survive a forest fire. Understanding Forest Fires Like all fires,…

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Understanding Tsunamis For Survival

Living on or near a coastal area exposes you to several sea born natural disasters, so it’s important to understand strategies to survive these events. Though rare, tsunamis are devastating events that can take hundreds-of-thousands of lives and wipe out entire communities. Therefore, understanding how to stay safe from tsunamis is crucial for survival. What…

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How To Signal For Rescue

When disaster strikes and puts you against the forces of nature, it’s important to help rescuers locate you. Most survival situations don’t last longer than several days due to the nature of modern search and rescue techniques, but it’s important to make that sure rescuers are able to spot you. After acquiring shelter and making…

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How To Survive Heat Related Illness

The human body experiences hyperthermia, or heat-related illness, when it reaches temperatures above 100° F. Taking proper preventative measures is the best way to avoid overheating, but it’s also important to know what to do if you’re in a situation that’s too hot for health. As average global temperatures continue to rise, it’s becoming increasingly…

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How To Survive An Earthquake

Earthquakes can trigger tsunamis, avalanches, fires, and landslides, the biggest risk to survival is posed by falling buildings, flying glass, and falling objects. Therefore, knowing how to survive an earthquake is essential if you live in an area that’s prone to them, but it’s also a good idea to be prepared for building failure from other reasons.

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Finding Water in a Survival Situation

According to the rule of 3s, a person cannot survive without water for longer than 3 days. And since we’re supposed to drink 2-4 liters every day, finding water is a top priority in a survival situation. There are many considerations and strategies for staying hydrated to survive, but always remember that saltwater should never…

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