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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.

(My) ten indispensable gear items for deer hunting

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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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Hollywood movie survival myths that just wouldn’t work

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Want to learn valid survival skills – don’t depend on the movies! These survival scenes from the big screen that could have used a lot more research!

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Best canoe? 40+ years and this Coleman is still going strong

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Good gear is an investment. I bought my 15-foot Coleman Ram-X canoe before setting out on my 1980 Source-to-Sea voyage on the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. The canoe is still being used. 

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Camp inside to survive power outages during winter storms

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Use your camping gear and skills to survive inside your house during winter storms.

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Review: Gerber Impromptu tactical pen best choice for extreme conditions

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Your survival tools should include some way of communication. Electronics are wonderful, but consider a reliable pen and notebook. The Gerber Impromptu tactical pen may be what you need in your survival gear, and here is why.

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Video: Make safe, waterproof survival fire starter out of throwaway recyclable materials

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Survival gear doesn’t have to be expensive – it just has to work. This very effective – and waterproof – fire starter is easily made out of throwaway recyclable materials you probably already have.

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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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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 will celebrate its twelfth 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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