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Wilderness Survival – Peter Kummerfeldt

Peter Kummerfeldt has been a survival instructor for more than 50 years

A survival situation can start with a vehicle sliding off the road in bad weather. (Pantenburg photo)

Video: Prepare to survive in your car during a winter storm

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A routine drive to visit the family can turn into a nightmare. Here are some survival tools to take along in your vehicle.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Tips for spending the night in your vehicle during an emergency

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Anyone who drives faces the possibility of spending a unplanned night in a vehicle. Bad weather, breakdowns, running out of fuel, getting stuck are some of the more common reasons why a driver might have to bed down for the night (or perhaps for several nights) until the situation is resolved. A night out does not have to be a life threatening experience.

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wool clothing

Peter Kummerfeldt: Dress to survive in extreme wilderness conditions

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Your first line of defense against hypothermia is your clothing. Make the right choices to survive

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Any of these lightweight saws are a better choice than a saw blade spine.

Peter Kummerfeldt: How to choose the best saw for a survival kit

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Saw or axe? Here’s some advice from a long-time survival expert.

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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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Peter Kummerfeldt: How to avoid becoming a flash flood victim

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Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States! Here are some of the things to look for in an area that might have a flash flood!

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Check out these tips from a 70-year-old survival expert with 50 years of teaching experience

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How can you tell if a “survival expert” really knows his/her stuff? Well, Peter Kummerfeldt has 50 years experience in the field, and here are some of his tips to survive.

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Wilderness area, Oregon Cascades.

Survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt gives practical advice on what it takes to survive

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Peter is my go-to guy for any questions about wilderness survival. He is an experienced wilderness survival instructor.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Getting Rescued – To Be Seen or Not

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Say you’re lost in a wilderness area. Survivors had to decide if it’s in their best interest to remain where they were or to attempt to make their own way back.

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Look for greenery when trying to find water in the desert. Desert water source

Peter Kummerfeldt: Finding Water in the Desert

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Always take lots of water along, and never depend on being able to find it! But it’s a really good idea to know where to look for water in the event of an emergency. Here are some desert water tips from survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt.

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