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Adventure | Survival | Survival Gear

Since adventure sports have become more popular, survival gear has evolved to support adventure sports enthusiasts as well as travelers. In this section you'll find articles devoted to survival gear.

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How Wilderness Survival Kits Work

You're hiking through a gorgeous state park when an elusive species of wildlife draws you off the beaten path. When the weather suddenly turns for the worse and you find yourself lost, will you have what it takes to survive?


10 Must-have Survival Tools You Probably Already Have

 10 Must-have Survival Tools You Probably Already Have

When disaster strikes, you may be stranded for a while. How will you manage? Here are 10 survival tools you probably already have from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Use a Signal Mirror

 How to Use a Signal Mirror

Do you know how to use a signal mirror? Learn how to use a signal mirror at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Survival Seeds: Test Your Post-apocalyptic Gardening Knowledge

 Survival Seeds: Test Your Post-apocalyptic Gardening Knowledge

Test your knowledge of survival seeds and post-apocalyptic gardening in our quiz. See more »

How can a PVC pipe help you survive?

 How can a PVC pipe help you survive?

How can a PVC pipe help you survive? Learn some the ways PVC pipes can help you survive at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Space Blankets Work

 How Space Blankets Work

Space blankets can be great survival tools. Learn more about how space blankets work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Use a Survival Knife

 How to Use a Survival Knife

Survival knifes are handy tools if used properly. Learn how to use a survival knife at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Wilderness Survival Kits Work

 How Wilderness Survival Kits Work

Wilderness survival kits help save lives. Learn more about wilderness survival kits at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Use a Flare Gun

 How to Use a Flare Gun

Using a flare gun can be tricky. Learn how to use a flare gun at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 5 Survival Signals

 Top 5 Survival Signals

Survival signals can save lives if used properly. Learn more about how survival signals work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Reverse Osmosis Desalinators Work

 How Reverse Osmosis Desalinators Work

Reverse osmosis desalinators help with water purification. Learn more about how Reverse osmosis desalinators work at HowStuffWorks. See more »