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

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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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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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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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 12 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 12 years in October. Here is the “why” of that continued success. 

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10 tips/secrets to improve your Dutch oven cooking

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New to Dutch oven cooking? Or just want to get better at it? These tips will help.

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