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  • Snowed in
    Using snow to insulate your off grid cabin
    Most people have probably heard about the tremendous insulating factors of snow. It is true that people that have found themselves stuck in a survival situation has dug themselves a deep hole and buried themselves in the snow, in the hole, and...
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    Dying Light (Xbox One) Review: I Just Don't Care
    When I began watching stuff roll in for Dying Light I began to have flashback, deja vu even. Of what you may ask? Dead Island. You all remember that game I am sure. The one with really good trailers, a lot of hype, and who could forget the...
  • Cold weather grips Eastern US, could get colder, winter cold survival warnings
    Cold weather grips Eastern US, could get colder, winter cold survival warnings
    February is about warm hearts, but also cold hands. Winter 2015 has much of the eastern U.S. gripped in frigid cold temperatures and it's likely to get colder reported the Associated Press Feb. 19. On Feb. 20, many Michigan schools closed not...
  • Could you make it in the wild? Learn Bear Grylls' survival skills at a NY resort
    Could you make it in the wild? Learn Bear Grylls' survival skills at a NY resort
    Bear Grylls is a badass. He has a black belt in karate and was one of the youngest people ever to ascend Mount Everest. He’s run through forest fires, eaten snakes, jumped out of planes, wrestled alligators, and performed all sorts of other...
  • New drug combats aggressive breast cancers
    New drug combats aggressive breast cancers
    On February 3, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug that has showed promising results for women with aggressive estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. The new drug, IBRANCE (palbociclib), provides a new treatment...
  • Survival is about being Persistent
    Survival is about being Persistent
    “Survivor.” What comes to mind when you see or hear this word? A victim of a disease or of a perverted crime? A TV show? We’re all survivors in that every day, we do something to stay alive—life-saving things we don’t...
  • The Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle
    The Henry AR-7 is THE ultimate survival tool
    Howdy campers. I don't like opening on a sour note, but I did a little research and found something that I want to share. Since November, seven people have been reported as lost or needed rescue efforts, in Utah alone. Thankfully, everyone has...
  • H1Z1 screen
    Despite its rough Early Access launch, 'H1Z1' rocks
    Last year, Examiner received a hands-off demonstration of the upcoming massively multiplayer online zombie-survival game, H1Z1, and we were not impressed. It's been a while since we've seen from the game, but now that Early Access is...
  • Why are cats' tongues so sandpapery?
    Why are cats' tongues so rough, like sandpaper?
    If you've ever had a cat lick you, you know how rough their tongues are. If your cat likes to wash you in one spot, over and over again, it can feel like she's trying to sand your skin off. By contrast, if you've ever had a dog lick...
  • Reasons behind racial differences in breast cancer survival
    Reasons behind racial differences in breast cancer survival
    A new study assessed racial differences in breast cancer survival among women in the United States and came up with some interesting findings. The study was published on January 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by...
  • 'Not a Drop to Drink' by Mindy McGinnis: Dystopian future without water
    'Not a Drop to Drink' by Mindy McGinnis: Dystopian future without water
    In "Not a Drop to Drink" Mindy McGinnis creates an all-too-real world in the not-too-far-off future where all available fresh water has been taken over and is controlled by business interests. Tap water is a thing of the past, and if you...
  • Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    Active surveillance recommended for prostate cancer
    A new study has found that active surveillance is preferable to surgery or radiation for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in some men, such as the elderly or those with major health problems it...
  • New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published the results of a clinical trial for a new drug to treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The study found that the experimental drug palbociclib, discovered and...
  • Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announced that on December 12, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication, Cyramza (ramucirumab), to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They note that...
  • "Beyond Razor Sharp"
    "Beyond Razor Sharp": The perfect guy gift
    Finding the perfect gift for your man is always a challenge, but your holiday shopping may be much easier now that Patrick Roehrman has released his “Beyond Razor Sharp: How to Sharpen Almost Anything” DVD. It’s a DIY dream for...