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

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Video: Finding Dry Tinder for Survival Fire Making During Bad Weather

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Murphy’s Law (as it relates to wilderness survival) states that the more desperately you need to build a fire, the harder it will be to do so! But there are always dry twigs, stick and bark available in the woods if you know where to look. In this video, you’ll learn where to find them.

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Bark River UP Gunny or Bravo – Which is the best knife for you?

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It’s a wonderful quandary: Bark River UP Gunny or UP Bravo? Which one do you want to buy? The UP Bravo is the knife I would have designed for me. But the BR Gunny is one of my favorite knife series. Which one will be the best choice for you? 

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Five quick tips to break in new boots or shoes

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What is the quickest, most effective way to break in new shoes or boots? Here are some tips.

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Prepare your house for cold weather

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As the outdoor temperatures start to drop, it’s essential to make sure that your home is prepared and ready for the cold weather ahead. No matter where you live, winter can present challenges for safety.

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Happy anniversary Survival Common Sense!

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I never imagined writing a wilderness survival blog and getting a book published about survival skills. Most wilderness survival sites last about 18 months, Survivalcommonsense.com celebrated its eleventh anniversary this October.

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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 11 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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