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Leon Pantenburg’s Survival Blog and Travel Log, covering tips and techniques for surviving a wilderness emergency or urban disaster.

The best way to show respect for a harvested animal is to use every part.

Ten indispensable gear items for deer season

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Every year about this time the deer hunters are checking and reviewing their gear to decide about possible equipment upgrades. 
Here are some items I have tested thoroughly and regularly use, and that I would buy again.

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You need to know these six preparedness tips

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The most critical element of emergency preparedness is planning. If you fail to plan, you’re gambling with your life. Learn about the disasters that affect your area and how you can get alerts and emergency messages.

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Best outdoors pants | A review the UF PRO P-40 All-Terrain pants

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Your clothing is your first line of defense against hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunburn, frostbite, scrapes and wounds etc. Like any piece of survival gear, choose your pants wisely.

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Hunting and Survival Knives for Sale

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Check out these greatly-reduced prices on quality hunting and survival knives. These are Leon Pantenburg’s personal knife collection. Some are new and others are slightly-used after performing a detailed spec review for readers. I won’t recommend or sell a product I wouldn’t use myself.

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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 Common Sense: Why I started a survival blog that has lasted 10 years

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In the wilderness survival industry the average lifespan of a website is about 18 months, Survival Common Sense has been around for ten years this month. Here is the “why” of that continued success. 

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10 tips/secrets to improve your Dutch oven cooking

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New to Dutch oven cooking? Or just want to get better at it? These tips will help.

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Check out the Survivalcommonsense interview on the Doom and Bloom podcast

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I was interviewed on the Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy podcast at the Mother Earth News Preparedness Expo last weekend in Albany, Oregon. Check out the interview! (I’m on about 8:30 into the podcast.)  

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Try this simple rig to catch fish anywhere

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What’s a good rig for beginners to catch fish with? Try the so-called “Carolina” or slip-sinker rig. It relies on a sliding slip sinker, swivel and snelled hook.

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Afraid of the dark?

Is a headlamp the best survival light ? We review the Pelican 2765 LED Headlight

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You need several light sources in your survival/emergency gear, IMHO, and one of them should be a reliable headlamp.

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