When a Volcano Erupts – Ways to Survive

Most people don’t realize that there are between 50 and 60 volcano eruptions around the world each year. Granted, most of them just blow smoke, or at worst, produce a typical lava flow that can be easily tracked. But every so often, a volcanic eruption will produce the classic mountain top explosion, with ash rain…

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Avalanche Survival – Beating the Odds

The statistics are these. Avalanches kill, on average, about 25 people per year. The vast majority are men and they are predominantly risk takers, like extreme skiers and snowboarders. Snowmobilers account for almost half of avalanche tragedies because the weight, machine vibrations, and the fact that they can easily and quickly get you into places…

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