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Leon manages a survival blog with common sense tips for surviving a wilderness or urban disaster, including emergency preparedness, making survival kits, reviewing survival gear, camp cooking and survival food.

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Worth Reading: “Survival Psychology” gives the mental baseline for survival

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The most common first reaction during an emergency is disbelief and denial. Most people won’t know what to do, and most will do the wrong things!

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Diving for clams on Mississippi River

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The Natives viewed clams as a food source. Today, some people still harvest clams, but for different uses. Along the Mississippi, clams were the basis for a thriving pearl button industry.

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Book review: ‘Food on Foot’ shows history of trekking food

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Here is a book for the foodie/history nerd. It’s lively, interesting and a must-read.

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I was able to quickly excavate this snow cave, using a piece of plexiglass and a small shovel. There was plenty of room for another person to work at the same time.

Learn a winter survival skill – book review: ‘Snow Caves For Fun and Survival’

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The book shows how to make snow shelters easily.

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The Black Lens tackles to topic of sex trafficking, drugs and prostitution.

Review: The Black Lens novel takes on sex trafficking, prostitution and drugs

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Can a novel change the world? Maybe this one will help.

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Book review: The Survival Medicine Handbook – what to do when help isn’t on the way

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What happens during a medical emergency when dialing 911 is not an option? What is your next move?

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Book review | Survival Hacks by Creek Stewart

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When the shinola hits the fan, and you don’t have your survival gear, improvisation is the only choice. This book might help.

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Where to start in firearms ownership? Check out Survival Guns, A Beginner’s Guide

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How do you chose a firearms system for preparedness? This book can help you get started.

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Book Review: Dave Canterbury’s Bushcraft 101- A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

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What’s a good, basic beginner bushcraft/wilderness survival book? You may want to take a look at this field guide by Dave Canterbury.

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Book review: Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival

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Whenever something gets popular or fashionable, a deluge of books will follow. Currently, preparedness is the rage, due in part to shows like Doomsday Preppers. There are some very good how-to books, and there are some that are nothing more than lists culled from prepper or government websites. But “Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival” by Angela Paskett stands out from the rest, and it bears looking into.

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