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Leon Pantenburg reviews popular books about urban and wilderness survival, emergency preparedness, survival foods, and camp cooking.

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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Bushfire Plague Reckoning book review

Book Review: Brushfire Plague Reckoning Book II

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What happens when a catastrophic pandemic kills more than one billion people and takes out much of the American population? Bushfire Plague Reckoning, the second book in the Bushfire Plague Trilogy, takes it from there.

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Worth reading: ‘The Prepper’s Cookbook’ shows how to use your storage foods

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So you have all these food storage supplies. Now what? How are you going to cook them? This cookbook has some tasty suggestions.

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Book Review: Deep Survival – Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

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“Deep Survival” is a great tool to help establish the survival mindset that is critical to becoming a survivor.

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How Accurate and Valid Is That Prepper/Survivalist Website?

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Survival/prepper websites are a dime a dozen. To set up a survival website, all you have to do  is buy a domain name and start posting. That’s what I did. But how do you, the reader, tell if a survival site is providing valid information? Can you trust what you read or view? by Leon Pantenburg Can anyone verify the…

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Review: Call of the Mild – Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner

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Call of the Mild is a reasoned, well-thought-out and researched memoir that helps explain some of the intangibles that might attract people to participate in a blood sport.

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Book Review: The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook

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If you’re a hardcore outdoor cast iron cook, or a beginner wannabe, the new “Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless, Delicious Recipes” is a must read.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: My Top 20 Survival Books

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Survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt wrote my go-to book on wilderness survival “Surviving a Wilderness Emergency.” He is also my friend and an expert source when I have questions about wilderness survival. So when Peter published his list of reading favorites, I paid attention. Here are some good reading suggestions! – Leon  by Peter Kummerfeldt Winter is a good time to…

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Review: Peter Kummerfeldt’s ‘A Better Way to Build a Fire’

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The ability build a fire under survival conditions may save your life. The inability may cost your life! by Leon Pantenburg I met Peter Kummerfeldt several years ago at the Deschutes County Sportsmans Show, in Redmond, OR after I dropped in during his “Myths of Survival” presentation. The ability to build a warming campfire, under extreme conditions, could save your life.…

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