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Review: L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter

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It’s one thing to call a knife a hunter. It’s another if the knife actually works in the field as a hunting knife. In this case, the L.T. Wright Large Northern Hunter is accurately named.

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Survival Knives

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Review: Fire Creek Forge Wilderness Scout II may be your best all-purpose knife

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If you’re looking for a knife that can cover a wide range of  wilderness blade tasks, this Wilderness Scout is worth considering.

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Hunting and Fishing

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Review: Vortex Red Dot sight 2 MOA extends hunting life of old blackpowder rifle

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My first choice for a hunting rifle is generally one with a traditional design that shoots black powder and loads from the muzzle. Tradition is wonderful…but what happens when iron sights don’t work for you any more?

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Make Fire

Survival fire making videos: What ignition system should you carry?

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Your ability to start a fire can save your life! The inability can cost it! Here are some common methods, and how well they work!

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Clothing

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Wool fedora: Is this the best outdoor hat?

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Being a balding guy, I need the protection a good hat offers. But not just any head covering will do. Here why a felt fedora may be the best choice for you.

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Survival Skills

Afraid of the dark?

Video: Afraid of the dark? Here’s how to get over it

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Here are some ways to help you deal with this fear of darkness issue before it develops into a survival situation.

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Survival Gear

Recycle a plastic tobbogan into a mobile survival tool

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A plastic kids’ toboggan has many uses in wilderness and survival situations. And they’re easy to find and cheap. Here’s why you might consider one as a piece of survival equipment.

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Camp Cooking | Storage Food

How to make tasty venison meat loaf in a Dutch oven

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Try this tasty recipe for venison meatloaf that can be made in a Dutch oven. There is comfort food and there is survival food, and there is no reason a recipe can’t be the same for both dishes!

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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

Afraid of the dark?
Video: Afraid of the dark? Here’s how to get over it
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Here are some ways to help you deal with this fear of darkness issue before it develops into a survival situation.

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Video: Make your own solar powered emergency interior lights
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Have some of those solar-powered outdoor garden lights on the path outside? Here’s how to adapt them to an interior emergency lighting setting.

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Best deer hunting knife? We review the Bark River Bravo EXT-2
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The Fox River is already one of Bark River’s most popular hunting knives. This version combines the Fox River blade and Bravo handle, and I’m betting it will be even more popular.

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