Noted survival expert focuses on “back to basics” survival tips in lively presentations at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show®
Peter Kummerfeldt is a man on a mission–to prepare outdoorsmen, day hikers or even stranded motorists to survive a night in the elements. He’s emphasizing a “back to basics” approach in daily seminars at the 2013 Washington Sportsmen’s Show®, January 23-27 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center.
His free presentations, “Survival Truths” and “Outdoor Hazards,” are made possible by the Western Washington Toyota Dealers.
Rather than focusing on relatively low-percentage emergency incidents, such as a snake bites or bear attacks, those venturing into wilderness areas should re-evaluate their basic survival preparations.
“Dehydration, hypothermia–or hyperthermia—are the most common life-threatening conditions in survival situations,” says the former Air Force Basic Survival School instructor. “Preparing to avoid these can make the difference between spending an inconvenient night outdoors versus enduring a life-threatening experience.”
Kummerfeldt advocates those heading into backcountry, or unfamiliar environs, should always carry a basic survival kit.
He’ll be sharing “need to know” tips on building your own survival kit, starting with a plastic bag for shelter and cotton balls covered in Vaseline as fire starters.
He’ll also have lightweight and compact survival kits produced by his company, Outdoor Safe, Inc. on hand.
“If you are stranded overnight, this kit provides the odds ‘n ends that can tip the scales in your favor.”