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Peter Kummerfeldt: Proper hydration tips video

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But flood victims, people awaiting evacuation, or trapped by rising waters are in the same situation. Being surrounded by muddy, polluted flood waters and a lack of potable water to drink can put you at risk of dehydration. This, in turn, could lead to other problems. Here’s some information from Peter Kummerfeldt about the danger of dehydration, and how to purify water in a survival situation.

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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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Trip Planning: Prepare For the Worst

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The unexpected happens even for the best prepared. Accidents just happen.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: My Top 20 Survival Books

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Survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt wrote my go-to book on wilderness survival “Surviving a Wilderness Emergency.” He is also my friend and an expert source when I have questions about wilderness survival. So when Peter published his list of reading favorites, I paid attention. Here are some good reading suggestions! – Leon  by Peter Kummerfeldt Winter is a good time to…

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Winter Safety Driving Tips For Icy Roads

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Here are 10 very important winter safety driving tips – starting from the easiest and least costly. Note the first six cost little or nothing and you can start doing them immediately and improve your winter travel greatly!

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Blake Miller: How To Figure Out Topo Map Scales

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Topographical maps have many parts, and if you’re going to use one effectively, understanding how the pieces fit together is really important. In this article, navigation expert and teacher Blake Miller discusses the map scale information, and makes some suggestions about what scale is best for your needs. By Blake Miller Dictionary.com defines map scale as: “A ratio which compares…

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Review: Peter Kummerfeldt’s ‘A Better Way to Build a Fire’

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The ability build a fire under survival conditions may save your life. The inability may cost your life! by Leon Pantenburg I met Peter Kummerfeldt several years ago at the Deschutes County Sportsmans Show, in Redmond, OR after I dropped in during his “Myths of Survival” presentation. The ability to build a warming campfire, under extreme conditions, could save your life.…

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Marking a GPS Waypoint

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Use your GPS waypoints correctly to stay found in the wilderness. The people in my hunting group always use “AAA” as the universal waypoint designation of where the vehicle is parked. “Camp” is always where we are camping. A few correctly labeled and used waypoints goes a long way toward keeping everyone safe! – Leon By Blake Miller The solo…

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Blake Miller: Moving Through the Backcountry (Topic Two)

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  Before heading out on  a backcountry trip, there are three important steps to accomplish before leaving home. by Blake Miller First, tell someone where you are going and when to expect your return. Second, leave a map of your planned route with that responsible person and in your vehicle. Third, fill out the trip plan I have posted on…

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Three Words That Can Lead to Disaster

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How many times have you said to yourself or have heard others say, “I am just………” as in “I’m just going to walk up the ridge and see if I can see a deer,” or “I’m just going to be out for fifteen minutes”? This sentiment can cause a survival situation, and here is how you can avoid that.

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