All of the wilderness survival stories found on this site are unedited first hand accounts that have been emailed to us by people from all over the United States. Below are the most recent ones we have received listed alphabetically by disaster type.

Practice Survival SURVIVAL STORIES

Group Trip

Our youngster tried making a grab for it, between the weight of the pack and current he was pulled from the canoe. He was carried a couple hundred feet before he was pulled into a tumbling eddy.

The Unexpected SURVIVAL STORIES

Unexpected Knee Pain on Appalachian Hike

We managed to hobble about two more miles up the trail before we reached a cross trail and a decision: two miles down the side trail to a road or four miles to the next semi-populated area. At this point both knees had begun

Out For A Hike SURVIVAL STORIES

Nightmare at 14,000 feet

I couldn't tell if I was shaking from fear or the hypothermia setting in. My hands actually looked blue!

Unprepared SURVIVAL STORIES

Never Forget the Spare Batteries

When going for a hike, it's extremely important that you remember to bring spare batteries for your GPS.

Prepared SURVIVAL STORIES

Cross-country skiing decision

The going was slower than we figured, though, and by 3pm or so I figured we'd just about reached our point of no return. It gets dark around 5-5:30 that time of year, and it was unfamiliar territory.

Test Yourself SURVIVAL STORIES

That whole thing about going 45+ days without food is BS

That whole thing about going 45+ days without food is BS in my opinion because in a real survival situation you need the energy to continually collect wood to keep a fire going if it is very cold or if you need to purify wate

In A Rush SURVIVAL STORIES

We were stupid and foolish and didn't tell our moms where we were

For your second question it would have been a lot better if we had a cell phone or some kind of communication with our moms(or a tarp to stop the rain and a magnesium stick and dry tinder to keep us warm) and yes my "prepared

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