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How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

Hurricane Sandy

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Surviving Tasmania

The cave is like a womb. Cocooned in my sleeping bag, I stare a foot above me at whorls of coral and register that I'm lying under thousands of tons of overhanging rock. We're camping alongside the Franklin River at the Newlands Cascades rapids, in the shallow caves that form the base of a …


5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're just still hungry. …


DIY Home Projects

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Simple Springtime Dishes

Slow Cooker Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans

Crockpot Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 14, 2012 272<p>Things you did this weekend? Tell me.<p>Things I did this weekend?<p>-watched some sort of …


The 10 Worst Ways to Die in the Wild

Risk is a large part of what attracts us to adventure—but it's worth taking a look at how it can all go wrong. We bring you the science behind 10 of the most terrifying, laughable, and painful ways to die.<p>Falling to Your Death<p>(Alex Emanuel Koch/Shutterstock)<p>There is no time to feel fear really. …


In the Line of Wildfire

I roll out of my sleeping bag at 5 a.m., waking to the smell of dry grass and woodsmoke. I spent last night in the open, camped on rodeo grounds in the tiny Northern California town of Stonyford. Flames are visible on a ridge half a mile away. Time to go to work.<p>It’s July 12, 2012, and I’m about to …

Plantar Fasciitis

Death at Yosemite: The Story Behind Last Summer's Hantavirus Outbreak

On December 10, Yosemite National Park began demolishing 91 tent cabins in Curry Village, a rustic encampment of 408 canvas-sided cabins jammed into a pine-and-cedar glade near the sloping shoulders of Half Dome. It was here that an outbreak of hantavirus began last summer, infecting at least 10 …


My Son and the Bear

It was just coming light on an early spring morning when my ten-year-old son James and I set out to find Butch Cassidy’s cabin up the East Fork of the Wind River in Wyoming. When Butch owned a ranch in nearby Dubois, he built the hideout in Alkali Basin, a high valley in the mountains above our own …

Da Nang