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Learn how to use the environment you are in to make a survival shelter, whether in the wilderness during the rainy season or in deep snow. Staying dry is the key to survival.

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Try this practical method to build a survival snow cave

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Just about every survival manual shows how to build a snow cave. But the reality is that most people don’t have the skill, tools or time to effectively use this technique. These young scouts did it and you can, too.

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Set up a new tent in your backyard before taking it camping.

10 things to consider before buying a tent

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Thinking about investing in a new tent for camping season? Here are some things to consider.

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tarp and tent at Cultus Lake

10 things to take camping you didn’t know you needed

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Have you checked off everything on your camping list? You probably need these things, too.

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A 55-gallon trash bag can make a quick, effective emergency shelter.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to build common sense emergency survival shelters

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If you are going to need an emergency shelter you had better have the materials along to build it!

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10 tips for finding a safe campsite

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Here are some things to think about before you set up a camp anywhere.

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Stay with your vehicle after an accident (Peter Kummerfeldt photo)

After an accident: How to survive in your vehicle overnight

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Have you given any thought to what it might be like to spend a night in your car stuck in a ditch somewhere? Could you survive in your vehicle?

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Video: The A-Frame Tarp Shelter: Simple, Lightweight and Effective

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It is virtually impossible to make an emergency waterproof shelter out of natural materials, even if you have the time, tools and practice! In many instances, the A-Frame tarp shelter may be the best choice!

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Straight talk on emergency shelters

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There may come a time when you have to spend a night out that you hadn’t planned on. It can be caused by a variety of reasons, but you are now faced with nine or ten hours of discomfort at best and, at worst, the loss of your life because of your lack of preparedness.

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Peter Kummerfeldt Video: How to Make Effective Survival Shelters

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Reality shows to the contrary, in a survival situation, you probably won’t be able to build a shelter out of natural materials, says survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt.

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