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Lessons Learned From a Woman’s Six Day Survival Ordeal

Lessons Learned From a Woman’s Six Day Survival Ordeal

  32-year-old Nicole Glenn was missing for 6 days before detectives found her in her SUV, stuck in the snow. Her mother reported her missing to Siskiyou County authorities after she failed to check in after arriving at a planned destination.  A helicopter was used to search for her, and detectives were sent to the destination she never arrived at, but these searches turned up nothing.  The detectives found her after heading back and checking side roads, she was with her vehicle which had gotten stuck in the snow. 6 days is a long time to survive in the temperatures […]

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Fastest Snow Cave Build (Video)

Fastest Snow Cave Build (Video)

This is the fastest I have ever seen anyone construct a snow cave.  There is some editing in the video so I’m sure it took longer than the run time of the video, but it gives you a good idea of the speed that this tool makes constructing a snow shelter possible.  I’m not getting any compensation for “endorsing” this tool, so I don’t have any problem saying that something of comparable functionality could probably be manufactured cheaper than it retails for.  But if you live in an area that receives a lot of snowfall, this is a tool to […]

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Preventing Snow Blindness

Preventing Snow Blindness

  If you are in a snow covered landscape survival will be difficult enough while you are operating at your best, it will be nearly impossible if you lose your sight.  Snow blindness is a preventable injury that happens in snow covered terrain or during a daytime blizzard, the sun’s light is reflected off of every white surface which causes damage to your eyes until you finally can’t see anything.  If this happens to you, you will be unable to navigate, and in extreme cases, you won’t even be able to gather wood for a fire which could quickly lead […]

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Eating Snow Myth

Eating Snow Myth

There is probably no category of knowledge with more myths stuffed in than survival skills.  Survival myths are all over, they get repeated word of mouth around the campfire, find their way online (I’ve even repeated this one), and even taught by experienced survival trainers.  How does this happen?  Someone says something that sounds good, even scientific, and it just gets repeated by those who believe it, nobody really wants to go against it because unlike other categories of knowledge, if you get this stuff wrong you could die.  So with the threat of death on the mind, few people […]

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How to Build an Arctic Survival Shelter

How to Build an Arctic Survival Shelter

When most people think of arctic shelter they probably think of an igloo.  Igloos are great shelters for arctic conditions, but they require just the right snow, tools, and specified skills to build.  An easier survival shelter that can be built with only a shovel, and without any prior experience is a quinzhee.  A quinzhee is basically a hollowed out mound of snow.  Here are the basic instructions on how to build one.   First select a location that has deep snow for building material. Start shoveling the snow into a round pile until it is about 8 feet high. […]

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