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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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How to cope with the precipitation: Ten tips for comfortable camping in the rain

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There is nothing like rain to make you appreciate sunshine! After decades of backpacking and scouting, I have learned some ways to cope with rainy weather while camping.

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This tree well shelter was made quickly by Phil Brummett

How to turn a tree well into an emergency snow shelter in only ten minutes

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Every year we hear of skiers who get lost overnight or snowmobiles breaking down in the back country, and others who go missing. Make a life saving, emergency snow shelter in under 10 minutes with the equipment on your back, and make sure you get found.

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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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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: How to make an emergency A-frame tarp shelter

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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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