• Leon Pantenburg | Survival Common Sense

  • SEARCH

Survival clothing

Survival clothing reviews and survival clothing for extreme environments, boots, hats, wool gloves, wool sweaters, coats, pants, wool socks, and other accessories.

Leon Pantenburg

Wool fedora: Is this the best outdoor hat?

499 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Being a balding guy, I need the protection a good hat offers. But not just any head covering will do. Here why a felt fedora may be the best choice for you.

read more

How to choose the best wool pants for winter comfort, camping and survival

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

One of the first winter camping items you should get is wool pants. Here is how to pick the ones that will suit your needs best.

read more

Urban camouflage: Why you should blend in to walk home after a disaster

599 301 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

You’re driving home from work, something “big” just happened and you’re completely stuck in gridlock on the highway. But, you’re prepared for this scenario. You abandon your car, grab your Get-Your-Ass-Home backpack out of your trunk and start walking. How do you blend in with all the unprepared people, so you don’t become a target for muggers? Here are some ‘fashion’ tips to get you home safe.

read more

Make room in your wallet for survival gear

560 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

How do you add survival gear to an already overflowing wallet? Do you need to invest in a new one? Before you buy anything, put your current wallet on a reduction plan.

read more
Tru Spec parka, H2O parka, best raincoat

Review: Best raincoat? We review the TRU-SPEC H2O Proof Gen 2 ECWCS Parka

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Spend any time outdoors, and you’re bound to run into rain and cold weather. And your comfort and safety will depend on your clothing. Call it your first line of defense against hypothermia. This outercoat may prove to be a survival necessity.

read more

Best outdoor pants? We review the Tru Spec 24-7 Xpedition pants

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

I wore these Tru Spec 24-7 Xpedition™ pants exclusively on a recent Mississippi River canoe trip, and here is the review and how they worked out.

read more
mountain scenery, hunting

Five ways to carry survival tools on a belt

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Check out the Okay’s Key Safe as part of an inexpensive, effective way to carry survival gear.

read more
wool mittens, wool, wool clothing

Know which fabrics make the best winter survival clothing

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Different fabrics have radically different properties. Choosing the wrong type, or mixing clothing of different materials, can be disastrous!

read more
bison in Yellowstone, bison, bison down

Review: Are Buffalo Wool trekking socks the best choice for cold, wet weather?

448 189 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

These new socks combine modern technology with old time materials. The result is a warm durable sock made of bison down, merino wool, nylon and spandex. I put a pair to the test under extreme conditions, and here is what I found. 

read more
Gaiters are an integral part of snowshoeing equipment.

Gaiters | Five tips to choose the best pair for any conditions

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Low cut, ankle-high or ten-to-18-inch boots? Before you invest in some expensive footwear, give some thought to gaiters.

read more
  • 1
  • 2