10 Life or Death Survival Myths

The survival story has persisted for generations in film, books—even in oral tradition passed down by family.

The lure of stories about people who manage to survive injury, accidents and isolation is powerful—even when the circumstances seem far-fetched or downright unbelievable.

And that's the problem. Those nuggets of information are often more myth than fact and following advice that you've picked up in a movie or book might put you in more danger.

Stay safe in a dangerous situation with the right information. Here are 10 common survival myths and how you can actually save yourself.

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