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Leon Pantenburg’s Survival Blog and Travel Log, covering tips and techniques for surviving a wilderness emergency or urban disaster.

Eve of Estes: Check out this early “survival” show hoax

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Long before there was Man Vs. Wild, Man Woman Wild, Survivorman etc. publicity seekers figured out the appeal of humans struggling to survive in a wilderness setting. Check out one of these early “survival” series in Estes Park, Colorado.

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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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This simple A Frame tarp shelter is a quick emergency shelter, and can provide ample protection.

Video: Five tips to make a really quick emergency tarp shelter

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Speed and convenience may be the deciding factor between getting wet and cold, of sitting out a storm front, dry and comfortable under a tarp. Here are the materials and skills you need to make a hasty shelter.

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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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Peter Kummerfeldt: Heat challenges can be fatal

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Some areas are starting to cool down from the summer heat, but there is still a danger for the unprepared. Survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt discusses some of the dangers associated with hot weather, and how you should prepare yourself.

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

Video: How long should you boil water during a survival situation?

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Just about everyone agrees that boiling water before drinking is one of the safest ways to purify it. But how long should the water be boiled?

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