Wilderness Survival Skills

Wilderness Survival has articles about staying alive in the outdoors. Learn about wilderness survival skills in the Wilderness Survival Channel.

10 Things You Should Never Eat in the Wild

Not everything natural is safe — many plants and animals can sicken or even kill you if you eat them. Here are 10 of the deadliest.

10 Mysterious Disappearances in National Parks

Vanished hikers. Disappearing backpackers. Missing children. Are these mysteries in the great outdoors due to accidents, mistakes and bad luck, or evidence of something more sinister?

How to Tie the Impossible Knot

How do you tie a knot if it's impossible to do so? Maybe this is a trick question.

10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism

You're stranded on a boat at sea, no substantial food or water for days, living off collected rain and already having lustily consumed the leather brim of your hat. That's when you realize there's a huge chunk of meat sitting right next to you.

10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

It may not look like much, but this little piece of wrist wear is very useful in a bind. Unlike other jewelry, it can help you get dinner, stop blood or make a shelter.

How to Use the Stars to Find Your Way

Long before GPS, before radar, indeed before the compass, people used the stars in the sky to figure out their destinations. You can do it, too. Here's how.

How Camping in the Desert Works

The desert is a place of extremes. And camping in such an unforgiving environment requires a good deal of preparation, and above all, a lot of respect.

Why can't we convert salt water into drinking water?

Well, we can. But why don't we do more of it? With oceans and oceans of seawater, you'd think we could make enough freshwater to never go thirsty again

Are all wild berries poisonous?

Blackberries, raspberries and cranberries are all found in the wild, but you'd better be sure you've got the right berry before you eat one off the vine. There are plenty of berries in the woods that could kill you.

5 Lifesaving Technologies

When your camping trip turns life-or-death because you've lost your way in a vast, unpopulated wilderness, you'll want to have these gadgets on your person.