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How to Build an Igloo

A brilliant use of engineering and resources, this simple dome made out of snow blocks is both strong and versatile.

How to Build a Survival Shelter

Being prepared to live — and live well — when you’re far from the comforts of home starts with being able to take effective shelter from the elements.

Poisonous Plants Quiz

Whether you're on a backcountry trek or a walk in the park, how aware are you of dangerous plants? Take this quiz and find out.

How to set up a tent

Before leaving for your trip, be sure you're comfortable setting up -- and taking down -- your tent.

First aid for the trail

first-aid-_14.jpgNo matter how well-prepared you are, injuries can strike anywhere on the trail. Know what to do when they strike. The next time you see one of these five common problems, you can spring into action.

Purifying drinking water

waterfilter-200×148.jpgHow should I purify my drinking water when I’m on a backpacking trip? What’s the easiest and cheapest way?