GREAT BEND — Getting lost in the wilderness, suffering a serious injury, or being caught in bad weather are among an outdoor enthusiast’s worst nightmares. Although uncommon, each of these scenarios can happen to anyone who spends time in the great outdoors. On April 17, visitors to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC), 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156 Highway, have an opportunity to learn what to do in these situations during a program entitled “How to Survive an Outdoor Emergency,” presented by Peter Kummerfeldt, owner and chief instructor of Outdoor Safe, Inc. The program will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Kummerfeldt is a graduate of the Air Force Survival Instructor Training School and has served as an instructor at numerous other survival schools across the globe. He authored Surviving a Wilderness Emergency, has been featured on numerous television shows, and has addressed more than 20,000 people as the featured speaker at seminars, conferences, and national conventions.
Kummerfeldt’s program is informative, entertaining, and essential to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts, including hunters, fishermen, campers, hikers, scouting groups, and 4-H groups. During this program, he will talk about techniques and equipment that work (and don’t work), as well as many wilderness survival myths.