This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals

Most animals you come across in the great outdoors will be scared of you, but some animals will be hungry enough to consider you a meal. This infographic from Backpacker Magazine shows the zones of your body animals will go for in an attack and how you can save your own skin. » 7/15/14 6:38am 7/15/14 6:38am

Before Going To Space, Astronauts Had to Survive the Desert

No one knew if the first attempts at getting humans into space would crash catastrophically. Before any astronaut could leave the planet, NASA tested their capacity to survive a crash landing in a hostile environment by abandoning them in the desert with only a re-entry pod and parachute for company. » 5/17/14 6:28pm 5/17/14 6:28pm

What Most Freaks Out Scholars Who Study The Future Of Humanity?

It's only Tuesday, but already this week's news is apocalyptic: the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is unstoppable, the UN is debating whether to ban killer robots and the U.S. and Russia are going 1980s-retro with nuclear war games. What should worry us the most? Here's what two experts think. » 5/13/14 6:30am 5/13/14 6:30am

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. Here are a few books you might want to have on hand in case the worst happens. Just remember to keep a back-up pair of… » 10/30/12 4:06pm 10/30/12 4:06pm

Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and why to eat rat meat

Rat is a readily available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, and earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd… » 8/05/12 8:00am 8/05/12 8:00am

Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. Here are a few books you might want to have on hand in case the worst happens. Just remember to keep a back-up pair of… » 2/26/12 7:00am 2/26/12 7:00am

Five Brain Hacks That Will Help You Survive a Disaster

We all like to fantasize about how awesomely we'd perform in the face of a disaster like a plane crash or zombie invasion. While you may imagine yourself pulling off Chuck Norris spin kicks and living off the land, a Ka-Bar knife and survival training will only get you so far. To get through a disaster alive, you… » 7/10/08 8:00am 7/10/08 8:00am