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Survival skills, tips, and gear that will keep you warm, fed and dry. They'll also keep you alive.

Survival

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    This Happened to Me has been a fixture of Outdoor Life since it first appeared in 1940.
  • survival items bug out base camp

    Sure, you have a bug-out-bag packed for emergencies. But where are you going to bug out to when SHTF?

    By now even your loopy great-aunt is likely to have a bug out bag, hidden under her pile of cats. But where is she “bugging out” to? She may have an expert-approved list…
  • how to identify ticks

    Learn to ID ticks and understand the pathogens they might carry

    With tick season right around the corner in most areas, we hope this tick-identification gallery will help you limit your risk and teach you a little more about these…
  • bear hunting on scout ridge

    After a gruesome grizzly bear attack left Ty Bell’s hunting partner dead, the media ran wild with bloody headlines and few details. Now, years later, the survivor finally gets to tell his side of the story

    After a gruesome grizzly bear attack left Ty Bell’s hunting partner dead, the media ran wild with bloody headlines and few details. Now, years later, the survivor…
  • New gear recommended by our survival expert

    When it comes to the latest and greatest survival supplies, it’s important to do your research and make sure you have the right tool for the job. “Newer” doesn’t always…
  • this happened to me bad news bayou panel 3

    A boy and his buddy get bogged in a sticky situation

    This Happened to Me has been a fixture of Outdoor Life since it first appeared in 1940…
  • ruger PC Carbine

    Ruger introduced this new survival rifle at Shot Show 2018

    This new takedown from Ruger is an affordable, shootable, survival gun that includes plenty of thoughtful, useful touches.
  • Double jeopardy on the ice for a group of duck hunters

    This Happened to Me has been a fixture of Outdoor Life since it first appeared in 1940…
  • Autumn is the best time of year to learn about the tasty tree nuts, berries, and roots

    Whether you are learning just for fun, or as a backup plan for survival, we hope you enjoy our forager's guide to 15 edible plants you'll find in the woods this fall.

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