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The Accident Prone Outdoorsman – or woman!

Posted on June 6th, 2012 by Peter


It has been my observation over the years that men in particular, but some women too, have a tendency to hold optimistic opinions of their ability to handle an emergency. This tendency seems to be a part of human nature and the men and women who recreate or work in the outdoors are not immune […]

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Emergency Shelters

Posted on May 23rd, 2012 by Peter

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There may come a time when you have to spend a night out that you hadn’t planned on.  It may be because of weather, darkness, injury or more commonly, getting lost!  Regardless of the cause you are now faced with nine or ten hours of discomfort at best and, at worst, the loss of your […]

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What Would Peter Do?

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Peter


I judged his age to be about twenty-eight or nine as he entered the room and approached me at the conclusion of one of my seminars in Portland, Oregon some years ago. The attendees had left the room  and I thought it a bit odd that someone would come in after all of the seminars […]

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Posted on December 11th, 2011 by brian

Survival and Outdoor Safety expert Peter Kummerfeldt and Map, Compass and GPS expert Ralph Wilfong will present the following training at the US Forest Service Heritage Center, Huson, MT August 31st – September 4th 2012 August 31st – September 2nd Back Country Survival Techniques. The course is designed to provide the practical knowledge needed to […]

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Three Little Words

Posted on December 1st, 2011 by Peter

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There are many things that get people in trouble when they venture into the outdoors, lack of preparedness, not paying attention to the weather, accidents, etc. More commonly, it is our attitude towards our safety that is the precursor to a life threatening event occurring. How many times have you said to yourself or have […]

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Posted on August 25th, 2011 by Peter


All outdoor users should carry and know how to use a map and compass before they go off into the backcountry.  The first step in staying found is locating your position, and marking that position on your map, before you leave your vehicle or camp.  Then identify the boundaries that surround the area in which […]

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Signal Mirrors – an often under appreciated piece of your survival gear

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 by Peter

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There may come a time when you will need to attract the attention of a rescuer.   It could be because your car has broken down and left you stranded miles from help.   You might be injured and unable to get back to family and friends.  You might be lost and have no idea which direction […]

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Survival by the Numbers

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by brian


One.The only person you can count on is yourself. You must prepare yourself for an unplanned night out as if there will be no one else there to help you survive. No one else to provide you the equipment you need to shelter yourself, build a fire, procure water, signal or all the other tasks […]

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Survival Technology – what’s new?

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by brian

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Electronic devices, to aid in the rescue and recovery of those in trouble, have been the most significant new technology developed over the past couple of years. While various kinds of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and the like have been around for many years, several new products became available in 2007 that you who work […]

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THE PROCESS OF SELF-RESCUE-getting yourself out of trouble.

Posted on May 16th, 2011 by brian

Definition of “Self-rescue.” Getting yourself out of trouble without having to put other people at risk to rescue you. If you work or recreate in the outdoors, sooner or later you my find yourself at the fork-in-the-road having to decide if you should attempt to get yourself out of trouble or wait to be rescued. […]

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