Entries in survival (10)

Tuesday
Nov282017

Democracy in the Wild 

Voting may seem like a predominantly human activity but we are not the only ones who do it. Research has shown that many animals live in a democratic society, making decisions as a group and having their say on what’s best. These animals have adopted unique and fascinating ways to come to a conclusion; maybe we could learn a few lessons from them…

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Tuesday
Mar222016

The World's 5 Most Extreme Endurance Challenges

People love challenges. If we didn’t we wouldn’t be where we are now as a species. We’ve always strived to accomplish goals and aims that most of us take one look out and mutter ‘nah’ under our breath. It’s inbuilt in our collective DNA. We’re a species that loves climbing mountains, literally and metaphorically.

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Monday
Jan042016

The Invincibles: 5 Species Which Survive in Extreme Environments

Into The Wild has previously looked at those animals that have survived when faced with certain extinction, but what about those who survive when faced with brutal environments? These five species will make your decision not to go out because it was raining seem even more pathetic than it already was.

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Wednesday
Nov252015

How To... Survive In The Wild

Most of the guides in this series have looked at how to look after your physical wellbeing in a survival situation, but mental health is just as important—and often overlooked—in a survival emergency.

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Wednesday
Nov182015

How To... Build A Shelter

If you’re caught in the wild for some time, building a shelter is a vital survival step—both for the physical safety a shelter offers, and the feeling of well-being and morale it can create. Exposure to the cold can cause fatal hypothermia, but it can also cause excessive weakness and fatigue that can reduce the desire to survive.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Thursday
Oct292015

How To... Purify Water

If you’ve ever been travelling in the back of beyond, you’ll be familiar with the usual ways to purify water—purification tablets, chlorine or iodine tinctures, that kind of thing. But how do you keep yourself hydrated if you’re stranded somewhere without even these basic supplies?

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Thursday
Oct222015

How To... Treat Wilderness Injuries

Imagine it: you’re up in the mountains, hours from civilisation, and you sprain your ankle. The temperature’s dropping fast, and getting back before dark is becoming a real issue. Knowing the basics of treating common injuries and illnesses can mean the difference between an unpleasant memory and a survival emergency.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Quiz: How long would you last in a survival situation?

We all like to think we'd turn into Bear Grylls if we ever found ourselves stranded in the jungle or in the middle of a desert--but how sharp are your survival instincts really?

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Friday
Feb172012

Animal Survival: Crazy Defence Tactics

This week the Into the Wild team has been looking at some of the craziest and most entertaining animal behaviour out there. Today we’re checking out how animals get themselves out of sticky situations bringing you some of the top survival tips from the animal kingdom. So if you ever get yourself into a spot of bother, think what would the animals do?

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