Archives for January, 2014

Super Bug-Out: The Bronco Bronco

Who are you rooting for this Sunday for the Big Game? If you’re a football fan and a prepper, we thought you might appreciate the ultimate tailgating vehicle that doubles as a pretty incredible B.O.V. (bug-out vehicle for the non-preppers in the crowd). While filming our web series Selling Survival, we met so many amazing…

The Science of Hollywood Car Chases

Hollywood car chases and explosions – you can’t have one without the other. In every epic action-movie chase, a car (or eight) will probably burst into flames. So how do the special effects pros pull off these huge stunts? On an all-new None of the Above, which takes science to the streets to solve real-life conundrums, host Tim…

Boulders Wreak Havoc, Flatten Buildings in Italy

What would you do if you saw a giant boulder tumbling towards your house? In a real-life Do Or Die scenario, two enormous boulders dislodged from a cliff in Northern Italy, flattening one barn and stopping at the doorstep of a second house. On Nov. 29, a total of 4,000 cubic meters of rock fell…

Catching up with Building Wild: Spinning Cabin Recap

Spoiler Alert! If you want to watch this episode and not ruin the surprise, stop reading now! In Dover, Vermont, Paulie DiMeo and Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis, co-owners of the Cabin Kings are Building Wild and crafting a rustic Italian getaway for the Cangiano family. Of course with every build there are issues, and this one…

Watch: Mick Dodge’s Primitive Build

For Mick Dodge, living off the grid comes easy. However, for some of his other woodland friends, the outside world comes crashing in uninvited. On tonight’s new episode Passing The Torch, Mick helps his student and friend Will of Stone find a new place to live. Will is in the process of transitioning to an…

Cold-Weather Tips From Arctic Expert Sue Aikens

By Life Below Zero’s Sue Aikens Things have gotten very cold for many of you in the Lower World! While this is something I live with eight months out of the year, it can be an unexpected and brutally frightening experience for many who are not used to the Arctic temps. Here are some tips…

Why Stress Can Sometimes Be Good for You

Stress is connected to our brain’s fear-based response system. And what was once an instinctive response to alert against predators has evolved into something entirely different. A traffic jam or an angry boss isn’t going to kill you, but today it still elicits the same stress response from all those years ago. So while most…

What you Missed on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Vice Grip

Warning: SPOILER ALERT. If you haven’t watched this episode, stop reading now! On leg seven of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the teams begin their trek off the toe of the barrier glacier. With only four legs remaining, Military and Mountaineers are tied with two wins, Endurance trailing with a single win.  First the teams will cross…

6 Gross Animals With Illness-Curing Powers

The animal kingdom is full of creepy, slimy, nasty-looking creatures – and many of them can save your life. Doctors are incorporating nature’s weirdest animals in unorthodox treatments drawn from ancient healing methods, Eastern medicines and medical testing, developing new ways to heal patients. Learn more about how your least-favorite animals are curing illnesses below.…