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Review: Pelican Protector™ Case will preserve valuable gear

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There is no better better endorsement for a piece of gear than regular hard use by professionals. The Pelican Protector™ 1650 comes with some hard won credentials.

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Survival Knives

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Knife review and video: Donavon Phillips Drop Point Kephart

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Ever wonder where some knife designs come from? At Big D Custom Knives, the maker is also a user. And his competition credentials are very impressive.

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Hunting and Fishing

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Five reasons to own a .22 rifle

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A firearm using the diminutive .22 rimfire cartridge should be in every survival/preparedness gear collection. Here is why you should consider adding one to yours.

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Make Fire

Be careful! Avoid these five fire safety bad habits

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As a prepper/bushcrafter/survivalist, you may be familiar with the idea of starting and maintaining campfires. But what about fire safety?

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Clothing

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BioScarf™ provides air filtration with warmth and protection

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Think a scarf is just a fashion accessory? Most probably are. But when the Shinola Hits The Fan, this BioScarf™ might also be a survival tool

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Survival Skills

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Ten skills that helped my family survive the Great Depression

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What lessons from the Great Depression might apply today? Here’s how my family got by.

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Survival Gear

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These ten old tech gadgets will be handy when the electricity goes out

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Here are some old tech items that could be really valuable when the power grid goes down.

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Camp Cooking | Storage Food

How to Roast a Venison Hindquarter

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Easily roast a venison hindquarter in an electric roaster with marinade recipe and cooking instructions. Make delicious roast venison in a few hours.

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Emergency Shelter

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Review: Elk Mountain Tent may be best choice for long-term, harsh weather camping

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Canvas wall tents have been a shelter standby since the Middle Ages. Today, a wall tent may still be the best choice for a survival/preparedness long-term shelter. Here is a good one to consider.

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VIDEOS | TIPS & HOW TO's

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Video: Save big bucks with these laundry and dishwasher soap recipes
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My personal rebellion against high-priced laundry soap has spread to dishwashers. Check out this video and simple, easy recipe that will save you money!

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Pilot Bread: Try Alaska’s modern day version of hardtack
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Hardtack has been an emergency ration since time immemorial. Here’s a look at pilot bread, a modern day version of hardtack widely used in rural Alaska, and why you should consider including it in your survival gear.

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Build a brick rocket stove: Is it safe to use concrete blocks?
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Will concrete blocks “explode” if you make a rocket stove out of them? Here’s feedback I got.

Leon Pantenburg writes a survival skills blog with tips and techniques to help typical folks 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.

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