• Leon Pantenburg | Survival Common Sense

  • SEARCH

Videos

Dutch oven survival kit, dutch oven, make survival kit

Video: What you need to make a Dutch oven survival kit

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Beginners frequently ask for a list of tools to get started in Dutch oven cooking. So, here’s a basic, bare-bones list.

read more
charcloth, making charcloth, char cloth

Video: How to make charcloth, a miracle survival kit fire starter

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Catching a spark and blowing it into a flame is a skill that can save your life. Properly-made charcloth will easily catch a spark and grow into an ember.

read more
This T-18 Mora knife has had the sheath modifed for safety and is moderately priced. (Leon Pantenburg photo)

Best beginner knife? We (video) review the Mora 840 Companion

600 335 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Take a hard look at the Mora 840 Companion if you’re looking for the best beginner knife.

read more
Hillsound Trail Crampons can be used successfully in urban setting as well as in the mountains.

Hillsound Trail Crampons | Try these so you won’t fall on icy surfaces

600 338 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

More of us will shovel driveways and sidewalks than traverse glaciers and Himalayan trails. These crampons can help you do both safely.

read more
brick rocket stove, cast iron cooking

Video: Make an emergency brick rocket stove to help weather the storm

326 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

The blizzard is coming (or already here!) and you don’t have a stove for cooking or fuel to make it work. If you have bricks, you can make this stove that is fueled with wood scraps or biomass.

read more

Video: How ergonomics affect knife handle comfort and safety

600 386 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Ever wonder why some knife handles feel great, and others just don’t work for you? Well, it’s all about science, ergonomics and the law of averages. Here is how to figure out if a handle will work for you.

read more
People enjoy talking about new technology, equipment or skills that they have learned. They are justifiably proud of their new knowledge.

Video: Gear you don’t need – dump the Mylar blankets from your survival kit

375 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Do you carry a Mylar blanket as an emergency shelter item? If so, here’s why you should get rid of it.

read more
build a fire, survival fire making, best fire making tools

Video: Finding Dry Tinder for Survival Fire Making During Bad Weather

600 300 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Murphy’s Law (as it relates to wilderness survival) states that the more desperately you need to build a fire, the harder it will be to do so! But there are always dry twigs, stick and bark available in the woods if you know where to look. In this video, you’ll learn where to find them.

read more

Video: Leave boot print to help searchers find you

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Having an easily-recognized boot print can make finding a lost hiker a lot easier. Here is how to leave a print to help out the Search and Rescue people.

read more
Twelve inch camp oven cooing with charcoal.

Video: How to make traditional Southern fried pies

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Fried pies are a delicious, traditional dish in the South. The small, individually-sized can be made with a fruit filling, or with meat or seafood.

read more