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Urban Survival Skills: Don’t be a victim – come up with a plan

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An urban survival situation can develop from an apparently harmless, routine activity.

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Learn this simple timber hitch knot for emergency shelter building

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The key to emergency shelter building is the ability to tie a reliable knot. A great choice to start with is the timber hitch. Here’s how to tie one.

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Blake Miller: Getting Your GPS Ready for The Fall Hunt

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It’s easy to get excited about one aspect of a wilderness excursion, and neglect some of the others. But this can be dangerous, especially when you head out on that big game hunt. Here’s some sound advice from navigation and GPS expert Blake Miller on preparing your “Staying Found” tools.

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Learn how an outdoorman’s wilderness survival trip plan can save your life

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When you need emergency help in the backcountry, you need it fast. But all too often, Search And Rescue teams end up wasting critical response time because they must begin a search with scarce or inadequate information. A outdoorman’s wilderness survival trip plan can save a life.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Prepare for bad weather outdoors, avoid danger

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Five broad categories capture most situations where a person may have to “survive” until rescued or until the weather conditions improve and the individual can rescue themselves. The categories are: Becoming lost, being caught out after dark, becoming stranded, becoming ill or injured and unable to proceed and bad weather that makes continuing on dangerous. This article will look at…

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Blake Miller: When the compass or GPS breaks, how to find directions in the wilderness

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Preparation and carrying the ten essentials are vital to any outdoor trip. Map, compass and GPS make up my navigation kit. Still, the unplanned happens and the magnetic compass may be broken or left at home. Knowing a few common practices can make a difference.

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Peter Kummerfeldt Review: “Show Me How to Survive”

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I’m a sucker for a new how-to-survive book and can’t resist the urge to buy it when I see one that isn’t already in my library. So when I came across “Show Me How to Survive” by Joseph Pred and the editors of OutdoorLife magazine I ordered it in hopes that maybe, just maybe, there might be something worthwhile in it. My hopes were dashed yesterday when the book arrived in the mail.

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Peter Kummerfeldt video: Using a map, compass and GPS to stay found

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Frequently, a survival situation starts out when someone gets lost. Here are some simple tips from survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt about using a map, compass and GPS to stay found.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Understanding survival video

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If you’re in a cloudless area with a reputation for lightning, here’s some things to pay attention to.

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Peter Kummerfeldt Video: Tools to include in your survival kit

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Some would call my gear a “survival kit.” Over the years, the contents have changed, but the categories have not. There are those must have items; there are pieces of equipment that would be sorely missed if they were not available and then there are those you would like to have along but if you didn’t, the world wouldn’t end.

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