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How to Find Water in the Wild

Let's say you get lost in the woods. You're by yourself and don't really have any supplies. You know you need to find water -- but how?

How to Build a Shelter

You may not be John Rambo but that doesn't mean you don't need to know basic survival techniques. If you were stranded in the wilderness would you know how to build a basic shelter to shield you from the elements?

What if I were ice fishing and fell through the ice?

You're standing in the middle of the frozen Great Lakes with your ice fishing gear and your best buddy. All of a sudden, you hear the cracks, then BAM! You've fallen through the ice. What now?

What if my scuba diving equipment failed?

If your SCUBA diving equipment failed, would you know what to do? Although having your diving equipment fail while you are dozens or even hundreds of feet underwater sounds like a scary thing, it's really not so bad if you're prepared.

What if you were stranded several miles offshore in cold weather?

It's a beautiful day in November, and you decide it's the perfect opportunity to take the boat out. You spend all day on the lake and right when you turn around to come home, the engine dies.

15 Tips for Surviving a Bear Encounter

Bears are typically just as scared of us as we are of them. Knowing more about the behavior of bears can help you to understand why a bear would attack in the first place. Respect their boundaries and use these 15 tips for surviving a bear encounter.

10 Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is an area off the southern coast of the U.S. that's known for a slew of strange disappearances since the mid-19th century. Here are 10 of the most infamous.

15 Tips for Surviving a Shark Attack

Shark attacks aren't very common but they happen. Knowing where shark-prone areas are, and what to avoid wearing in the water can help prevent shark attacks. If you do cross paths with a shark, these 15 tips for surviving a shark attack should help.

How the Bermuda Triangle Works

You won't find it on any official map, but some people think the Bermuda Triangle is a very real place where ships and planes have mysteriously disappeared. However, researchers have found not-so-mysterious explanations for these disappearances.

Taken by the Sea: 11 Real-life Shipwrecks

The popularity of films like "Titanic" illustrate that shipwreck tales hold a certain allure. They have the appeal of human tragedy, occasional heroics and often mysterious circumstances. Explore the stories behind a few of the thousands of real-life shipwrecks in the record books.

How Shark Attacks Work

A shark attack is truly a terrifying experience for the victim -- but are sharks really man-eating monsters with a taste for human flesh? Or do some people just happen to get in the way of animals obeying their instincts? Find out.

What if you fell out of an airplane without a parachute?

You know it is going to be a bad day when you find yourself falling through the air without a parachute! But let's say that, somehow, you were to fall out of an airplane and found yourself in that exact situation.

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.

How Going Over Niagara Works

Hey 63-year-old retired schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor took the challenge in 1901. How hard can it be? Well Ms. Taylor may have gotten lucky because these falls have claimed the lives of many. Find out what it takes and who in the world would volun

The Heart-breaking End of Legendary Adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton

A pair of physicians determined that the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton died from a hole in his heart.