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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.

Base Camp Las Vegas, desert hiking, Death Valley

Book review: Base Camp Las Vegas | 101 Hikes in the Southwest

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There is more to Las Vegas than glitz, glamour, sin and gambling. It’s also a great central location for some very interesting hiking.

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hardtack, hardtack recipes, survival food, military rations

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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Encourage preparedness mindset with this book: “The Unthinkable”

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Amanda Ripley’s book “The Unthinkable” is not about disaster recovery: It’s about what happens in the midst of one – before emergency personnel arrive and structure is imposed on the loss. It’s about the human reaction to disaster and how you should act if you want to survive.

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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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Airlife helicopter

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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Transporting an injured person.

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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Why I started a survival blog

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Well, an emergency, disaster or survival situation can happen in an instant. Here’s how to prepare for it.

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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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