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

Building an effective snow cave takes hard work and the right tools.

Do you need a machete in your emergency kit?

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I carry a machete in my car survival kit, and there are some tasks that a machete is ideally suited for. If you think one of those big South American knives is only good in the jungle or rain forests, think again!

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Bannock is quick to make wherever you. The recipe is very similar to Damper, an Australian version of survival bread

Recipe: Make healthy bannock – an easy multi-grain survival bread

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Some useful, very basic, recipes for wheat flour should be included any prepper/survival/ Bug Out backpack. Here’s how to add a few ingredients to make flour-based survival foods more nutritious.

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Mora knives, best beginner knife, best survival knife

What makes a good knife review?

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Before you invest in a tool that might save your life, look around for a thorough, knowledgeable review.

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D Day, D Day Omaha Beach

D-Day: A La Pine, Oregon veteran recalls Omaha Beach landing

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Today, on on the 73nd anniversary of D Day, I hope to honor my friend, Bob Shotwell, 93, of La Pine, Oregon, by posting his recollections.

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Hultafors Expedition knife, utility knives, best utility knife

What’s the best utility knife? The Hultafors line may have it.

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Sometimes the best blade for the job is a simple utility knife. Here are three from the Hultafors company that can cover just about any cutting task.

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Afraid of the dark?

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 problem before it develops into a survival situation.

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Marines wade ashore on Tinian (National Archives, Marine Corps)

Veterans Day Tribute: Marine recalls bloody WWII battles in the Pacific

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By the time he was old enough to buy a beer legally, U.S. Marine Tom Teela had been in some of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific, survived two suicidal “Banzai” charges, and been wounded at Saipan.

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The Doom and Bloom Bleeding Control kit can help stop traumatic blood loss.

Survival first aid | Check out this new emergency bleeding control kit

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Emergencies involving blood loss could occur anytime and anywhere, and you must be ready to deal with them.

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This SilverFire forced air stove can regulate cooking heat very effectively.

Can on a biomass stove? Sure – Check out the SilverFire Super Dragon stove

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Is it possible to can food on a biomass stove? Cooking for a lot of people and want to use a biomass stove? Check out this latest SilverFire biomass stove – it can answer both these questions.

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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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