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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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Five good 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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Review: Danner South Rim 600 Bronze – perfect mix of comfort and foot support?

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 If you want lightweight footwear for day hikes or moderate use, these Danners might be just what you have been looking for. These Danner South Rim 600s feel like you’re wearing sturdy, high top tennis shoes.

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Review: Muck Boots Apex Mid Zip waterproof boots

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My waterproof boots get used hard on the Mississippi River, and these Muck Boots Apexes are proving to be up to the task.

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Review: One good shotgun | Make mine a Remington 870

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If you could only have one firearm, what would it be? My easy answer: a 12 gauge Remington 870 pump action shotgun. It can handle anything from doves to bears.

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Dangerous compasses can lead you into deep trouble! Check these out!

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The compass’s red needle always points north. The compass is always right. Until it isn’t. A defective compass can lead you into deep trouble.

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Review: Naturehike® trekking poles for safer and more comfortable hiking

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Are you using trekking poles yet when you hike? Wonder if you need to, or if trekking poles are a good safety addition to your gear? These Naturehike® trekking poles could be a valuable addition to your gear.

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‘Bushcraft Basics’ gets top five bushcraft book rating

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“Bushcraft Basics: A Common Sense Wilderness Survival Handbook” has made the top five list of Bushcraftinfo.com’s best bushcraft books. Wow. Thanks, everyone!

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Update Day 28: High Winds on Lake Pepin – Follow this Mississippi River source-to-sea canoe voyage

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Jean-Canot Stephen Walker, my friend and fellow Quapaw Canoe Company guide, is paddling the length of the Mississippi River this summer in a canoe. He will travel from Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico.
Follow his adventures here.

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Update: Best hot weather shirt? Beretta TM Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt update

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Your clothing is your first line of defense against hypothermia or hyperthermia. This Beretta long sleeve shirt may be just what you need when it’s really hot.

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Review: Fenix® PD36R flashlight – maximum light with minimal weight and bulk

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Do you really need a tactical light that is also a spotlight? Well, there are many instances, in wilderness and urban situations, where that is just what you need. Check out this compact, powerful light.

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