8 Amazing Tales of Wilderness Survival

8 Amazing Tales of Wilderness Survival

Stay alive, that's what it's all about.


Survival is the ultimate fight to preserve life, to keep breathing, and defeat the odds. Out of this acute need to get home, to get out, comes an incredible ability to adapt and persevere. Our nature demands it.


Would you saw your arm off to escape? Would you drink your own urine and chop up rotting carcasses to fend off starvation? Would you kill to stay alive?

Each of the survivors listed below answered the tough questions and faced the consequences. Wild places cut you no slack, and these are examples of just how harsh things can get.


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