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

This stack of garage sale cast iron skillets can be restored to usefulness with a little work.

Restoring a Cast Iron Treasure: How to clean and season the old time cooking utensils

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A little elbow grease, and some steel wool, can help you salvage a badly rusted cast iron cooking implement. Somebody’s rusty, dust-covered survivor of a failed camping trip may end up becoming a valuable addition to your cooking tools.

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stay found, Oregonian vanished hikers story, three sisters wilderness

Five reasons why heading for the hills during an emergency is a bad idea

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When (fill in the appropriate acronym) happens, society will collapse. But some survivalists think they will head for the wilderness and live off the land. Here’s why that philosophy won’t work.

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best gps batteries, gps, land navigation

Reliable Power For Your GPS: What are the best batteries?

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Your GPS is as reliable as the batteries in it! Make the best choices for consistent power!

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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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