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(Note: Please don't base your survival decisions on information posted here. The Burke Museum is not responsible for the accuracy of suggestions made in these stories.)


Pretty Close to Freezing, submitted by Jim F., May 1, 2001
I'm not sure this really qualifies as a survival story...more a tale of stupidity. We did come pretty close to freezing, but there's nothing particularly heroic in that.

The"Stopper" at Horseshoe Rapid, submitted by Steve Warren, May 10, 2001
On Saturday I joined about twenty students and researchers from the Antarctic group for a raft trip on the North Esk River. The river was high and fast-flowing...

The Wrong Rock, submitted by Rod C., May 18, 2001
The small island of Brat Chirpoiev in the central Kurils (basically, one volcanic cone rising from the sea) has defied two previous attempts to land there; surprisingly, today it's easy...