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Crappie are a prolific panfish, widely distributed and fun to catch and eat! (ODFW photo)

Recipe: Crappie chowder, a tasty way to cook panfish with storage foods

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A great comfort food on a cold night, or in camp after a successful day of fishing is chowder. If you can use some of the catch to make dinner that night, that is an added bonus.

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Survival Knives

Best whitetail knife? First impressions of the Bark River Bobcat

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Somebody did their research on the new Bark River Bobcat, and it was obviously designed by a deer hunter. I predict this is going to be a really, really popular hunting knife.

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Hunting and Fishing

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10 tips for taking better hunting photos

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That once in a lifetime photo of your trophy didn’t quite turn out like you planned? Here are some tips to help capture that elusive moment.

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Make Fire

Video: How to find dry firemaking tinder in wet weather

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The ability to start a fire under survival conditions can save your life. The inability can cost your life. Here are some tips for finding dry tinder under wet, stormy conditions.

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Clothing

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Review: Best raincoat? We review the TRU-SPEC H2O Proof Gen 2 ECWCS Parka

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Spend any time outdoors, and you’re bound to run into rain and cold weather. And your comfort and safety will depend on your clothing. Call it your first line of defense against hypothermia. This outercoat may prove to be a survival necessity.

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Survival Skills

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Survival food : A morale-booster lesson from World War II

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“The day may have gone to hell, but if you think there’s a hot meal coming, that may be the high point. It gives you something familiar in a really bad situation.”

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Survival Gear

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Badass big knife: We review the Southern Grind Bowie/machete

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A good machete is very versatile and can add a lot to your survival gear. I’ve been field testing the Southern Grind® GranDaddy G1, and it’s proving to be a real workhorse.

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Camp Cooking | Storage Food

Tasty food improves morale: A WWII Chicken Dinner Story

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Tasty food has an incredible impact on morale. My dad told this story from World War II, where he joined a Louisiana family for a Sunday chicken dinner.

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Emergency Shelter

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Take the right tools to build emergency snow shelters

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A snow shelter can save your life, but if you don’t have the time, tools and know-how to build one, you may waste your time.

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VIDEOS | TIPS & HOW TO's

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Videos: Check out this DIY survival gear.
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Can you improvise quality gear in some areas, to save money for items you can’t improvise? This video selection shows how to make simple survival/preparedness tools that are effective and that will save you money.

Video: A canoe trip on the Mississippi River
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I’m going to share parts of a recent Mississippi River canoe experience with you – sit back, relax and enjoy the river’s peace and tranquility.

Video and Review: Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Propane stove
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Among the preparedness products I wouldn’t be without is a Camp Chef Double Burner. It can’t be beat for preparedness and/or camping

Leon Pantenburg writes a survival blog with tips and techniques to help average people survive an unexpected urban or wilderness emergency, using survival skills and emergency preparedness. Topics include survival knives, survival clothing and camp cooking, making a fire, emergency shelter, hunting and fishing, competent survival skills and survival gear reviews.