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  • Hypothermia vs Hyperthermia

    Hypothermia and hyperthermia are both very real risks when spending time outdoors. Both have to do with the body being unable to regulate itself at a normal core temperature due to extreme circumstances, and both can be fatal if not correctly treated. Taking a first-aid class will reduce the risk of getting sick from extreme…

  • What Is Bear Spray?

    Many years ago, while fishing in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley, I found myself wishing I’d brought along some bear spray. I was hacking through some dense underbrush, finding my way to where it met the sandy beach of a small stream feeding the river. As I emerged from the thicket, my foot settled directly into the…

  • Watch a Cormorant Eat a Largemouth Bass in One Massive Gulp

    Cormorants are downright deadly when it comes to fish. The waterbirds are known to dive to catch all kinds of freshwater prey. And they sure don’t practice catch-and-release, regardless of whether they’re targeting a popular gamefish—in this case, America’s most popular freshwater gamefish.  On August 19, 2023, wildlife photographer Mark Smith shared a video on…

  • Altoids Survival Kit: What to Pack in a Pocket-Size Emergency Kit

    We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s better to be safe than sorry,” but how can one be adequately prepared for unforeseen events without lugging around a hefty survival kit int their backpack? The answer might be in your pocket. Enter the Altoids Survival Kit. It’s small, compact, and unassuming, but inside this tiny tin lies…

  • Watch: Giant Grizzly Bears Stalk Hikers in Canadian National Park

    A large group of hikers had an intense encounter with a pair of grizzly bears recently in Canada’s Banff National Park. During the incident, which was captured on video and later shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBS), the two bruins walked closely behind the hikers for several minutes while their guide advised them to…

  • A Grizzly Bear Claimed a Montana Hunter’s Trophy Whitetail—Then He Got it Back

    Cole Stevens was hunting a familiar spot along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front on the evening of September 10 when he spotted some tall tines poking through the shoulder-high grass up ahead of him. He stalked to within bow range, sank back into the grass, and waited an hour-and-a-half for the big Montana whitetail to emerge…

  • Bird Hunter Shoots and Wounds Charging Grizzly Bear in Montana

    Earlier this week, a man was hunting upland birds along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front when a grizzly bear charged him from roughly 15 feet away. According to a press release issued by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), the bird hunter escaped the harrowing encounter without injury after firing his shotgun multiple times, injuring the…

  • Watch a Giant Black Bear Rip Through a Wooden Deck to Attack a Beehive

    Well, this is one way to get rid of a beehive. But it’s not any kind of “pest control” I would recommend. In a recent Instagram video, a large black bear is seen destroying someone’s back deck to get at a beehive.  The video was originally posted by Ryan Chadwick. According to the description, it…

  • Watch a Pack of Piranhas Devour a Dead Caiman in the Amazon River

    Nothing showcases the brutality of nature like a pack of piranha’s at work, and a recent video posted to the @natureismetal instagram shows exactly what these predatory fish are capable of. In the video, a dead caiman floats belly-up while multiple piranhas dart in and out of an opening in the reptile’s body cavity, ripping…

  • Best Bug Out Bags of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

    We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Published Sep 11, 2023 3:00 PM A bug out bag is often thought of as something only hardcore preppers and survivalists would put together in case the world ends. While that line of thinking persists to…