DISASTER SCENARIOS

You usually hear about plane crashes or search and rescue missions on the news. We'll explore how to survive disasters like this and more.
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How to Survive a Sinking Ship

Most likely, Leonardo DiCaprio won't be aboard to help you evacuate safely. So, it's best you have your own strategy in mind. What do you do when the ship goes down?

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  • 10 Disaster Survival Tips for Pets
    10 Disaster Survival Tips for Pets

    If you live in a disaster-prone area, you probably know how to prepare your home and what to stock up on in case a hurricane or tornado strikes. But have you thought about what to do with your pet? That's a part of disaster preparedness, too. See more »

  • 5 Amazing Rescues
    5 Amazing Rescues

    Superman, Spider-Man and Batman use supernatural powers to save people in distress. But regular old humans and animals have some tricks up their sleeves as well. What are they? See more »

  • Could you break these records? Take the quiz
    Could you break these records? Take the quiz

    We humans can do amazing things -- whether it's out of sheer will to live (see "surviving adrift at sea") or an intense desire to be globally recognized for a bizarre achievement. Can you guess what these record breakers got up to? See more »

  • Could you survive a plane crash?
    Could you survive a plane crash?

    You probably figure you're a goner in the event of a plane crash, right? In some situations, yes, but don't count yourself out. With some advance planning and quick thinking you could improve your chances -- even when falling from 35,000 feet. See more »

  • How can I survive a night in the Alaskan wilderness?
    How can I survive a night in the Alaskan wilderness?

    You're hoping by tomorrow the search and rescue teams will locate you. In the meantime, you set up shelter for night. But night never comes. Is your mind playing tricks on you? See more »

  • How Deep-sea Rescue Works
    How Deep-sea Rescue Works

    Imagine being trapped in a submarine 3,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. It's not 20,000 leagues under the sea, but it's too far for someone to swim down and save you. That's where deep-sea rescue comes in. See more »

  • How long can you survive adrift in the ocean?
    How long can you survive adrift in the ocean?

    You surface from a scuba dive to find that the boat ditched you. Are you a dead man? Between the sharks and the dehydration, we've got to admit -- it doesn't look good. See more »

  • How Search and Rescue Works
    How Search and Rescue Works

    You've seen it on the news -- a hiker goes missing, and the woods swarm with helicopters, dogs and volunteer searchers. How do search-and-rescue teams explore the depths of the sea and sift through piles of rubble to find survivors? See more »

  • How the Bermuda Triangle Works
    How the Bermuda Triangle Works

    You won't find it on any official map, and you won't know when you cross the line, but according to some people, the Bermuda Triangle is a very real place where dozen of ships, planes and people have disappeared -- with no good explanation. See more »

  • How the Coast Guard Foundation Works
    How the Coast Guard Foundation Works

    The Coast Guard performs search and rescue duties to save people in trouble. But who helps out its members when they're in need? A nonprofit called the Coast Guard Foundation. See more »

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