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What is survival? Expert Peter Kummerfeldt explains what to know to survive anything

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Have an idea of what survival is before you get in a bad situation! Then you can know what your next steps might be.

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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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Tornado survival tips: Weather the storm safely

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I’m afraid of tornadoes, and if you live in an area where the twisters are possible, you should be too! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be prepared.

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Field Testing the Altoids Tin Pocket Survival Kit

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The Altoids tin prototype kit was field tested in the summer of 2007 by two experienced backpackers, Josh Sullivan and Jeremy Cline of Bend. Prior to a weekend hike in the Three Sisters Wilderness, they were given the kit with no instructions, but to use it as best they could.
The Altoids kit is intended as a five-ounce backup, not as the primary collection of survival gear. Both men carried complete survival gear with them.

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Old Style Fire Starter Fills Modern Wilderness Survival Niche

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Pitch wood, cedar bark, dry grass, weed stalks, pine needles etc. all work great for firestarting when the weather is nice. But usually, the fouler the weather, the more desperately you need a fire.

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S. T. O. P. You’re Lost!

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Here’s the scenario: You walked further down that interesting-looking trail than originally planned and the sun is starting to set behind the mountains. An unsettled feeling in your stomach starts to get worse, and becomes a knot. The knot twists tighter as you realize you don’t have a clue where you are.  The thought sets it: I may be lost……

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I still use the 15-foot canoe that carried me all the way to the gulf.

About Leon Pantenburg

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Leon Pantenburg is a wilderness enthusiast, and doesn’t claim to be a survival expert or expertise as a survivalist. As a newpaperman for three decades, covering search and rescue, sheriff’s departments and outdoor emergencies, Leon learned many people died unnecessarily or escaped miraculously from outdoor emergency situations when simple, common sense may have changed the outcome. Leon now teaches common sense survival techniques to the average person in order to avert potential disasters.

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