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Would a knife or a gun serve me better in the Alaskan wilderness?

In the wilderness, one of these weapons will help you send out a distress signal, keep warm, build a shelter and not drown. The other is relatively worthless.

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  • 10 Harrowing Survival Stories
    10 Harrowing Survival Stories

    Most of us have heard some amazing survival stories in our lives -- people living after hours trapped under an avalanche or amputating their own limbs to get free of traps. Check out some true survival stories. See more »

  • 10 True Stories of Survival Cannibalism
    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. See more »

  • 10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life
    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. See more »

  • 5 Lifesaving Technologies
    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. See more »

  • 5 Ways to Snare Dinner in the Wild
    5 Ways to Snare Dinner in the Wild

    If you're stranded in the wild and you're not carrying a hunting rifle, your best bet for bagging dinner is probably a snare or a trap. But how do you set one up? See more »

  • Adrenaline High: Adventure Travel Quiz
    Adrenaline High: Adventure Travel Quiz

    Adventure travel is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. What might inspire an accountant to travel to the Amazon River for a journey into the heart of darkness? See more »

  • Are all wild berries poisonous?
    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. See more »

  • Are humans wired to survive?
    Are humans wired to survive?

    A Japanese hiker slipped, was knocked unconscious and then survived 24 days without food or water. That's not supposed to be possible. What survival instincts fuel us through dire straits? See more »

  • Can you survive the wilderness?
    Can you survive the wilderness?

    Would you know how to survive if you were lost or wounded in the wilderness? What if it was really cold? What if you were in the searing heat of the desert? Each survival scenario is different and requires unique skills. Let's see what you've got. See more »

  • How can I tell if a bug is edible?
    How can I tell if a bug is edible?

    You might not look at a tarantula and think, "Yum." But if you were in a survival situation with only bugs to eat, how would you know which ones are safe? See more »

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