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Surviving in Your Car

Posted on December 8th, 2013 by Peter

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SPENDING A NIGHT IN YOUR VEHICLE   Anyone who drives faces the possibility of spending a unplanned night in a vehicle.  Bad weather, breakdowns, running out of fuel, getting stuck are some of the more common reasons why a driver might have to bed down for the night (or perhaps for several nights) until the situation […]

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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

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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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Near Misses

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by Peter

There have been many times in my life, and I suspect in yours, that something has happened where your life was placed in danger but you managed to avoid a catastrophe by sheer luck.  Perhaps, just in the nick of time, you realized what was about to happen and you stepped back from the brink […]

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Peter Kummerfeldt: My Top 20 Survival Books

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 by Peter

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Posted on January 2nd, 2012 by Leon in Leon’s Blog 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 […]

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Survival Bibliography

Posted on October 12th, 2011 by Peter

This bibliography was assembled by myself and Skip Stoffel, the president of of Emergency Response International.  We selected books that we use as sources of information in the development of the many programs that both OutdoorSafe Inc and ERI present nationally and internationally each year.  Some of these books are of the “how to survive” […]

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Prepare for Bad Weather Outdoors

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by brian

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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. […]

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Stranded In an Urban or Wilderness Emergency: Now What?

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by brian

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“What am I preparing for?”  As I see it there are five broad categories that 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 […]

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