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Surviving a Wilderness Emergency

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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This tree well shelter was made quickly by Phil Brummett

How to turn a tree well into an emergency snow shelter in only ten minutes

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Every year we hear of skiers who get lost overnight or snowmobiles breaking down in the back country, and others who go missing. Make a life saving, emergency snow shelter in under 10 minutes with the equipment on your back, and make sure you get found.

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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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Before the hurricane hits: What to take along if you must evacuate

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Nobody wants to worry about being forced to evacuate your home quickly. But what if you had to? Here are some suggestions from the American Red Cross about what to take along.

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Book Review: Deep Survival – Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

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“Deep Survival” is a great tool to help establish the survival mindset that is critical to becoming a survivor.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Preventing Dehydration During Emergencies

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“TREATING DEHYDRATION IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN PREVENTING IT, AND MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE IN THE OUTDOORS”

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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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