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Wilderness Survival – Peter Kummerfeldt

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

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: Paracord – you can’t do without it!

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There’s no way to improvise a line from natural resources that comes close to the strength, utility and usefulness of parachute line.

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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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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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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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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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