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A2 steel | Is it the best choice for your knife blade?

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A knife with inferior steel is a waste of money. But paying too much for the blade steel when you don’t need it may also be wasteful. What steel will work best for your hunting/ bushcraft/ survival cutlery needs? Don’t overlook A2 for your next knife.

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Mark's hardtack recipe is tasty and nutritious!

Include these simple flour recipes in your survival gear

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Good, practical recipes can help you make the most efficient use of basic food staples in a survival situation! What happens during a survival situation, when you end up with a bag of flour, some baking powder, a campfire and hungry children?

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D Day, D Day Omaha Beach

La Pine, Oregon veteran recalls Omaha Beach landing on D Day

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On this 75th anniversary of D Day, I hope to honor my friend, the late Bob Shotwell, by posting his recollections of the D Day amphibious assault.

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Video: Dryer lint as wilderness survival firestarter? No way!

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You stake your life on your firemaking kit components. My recommendation is to substitute cotton balls in any application you might be using dryer lint.

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Check out the Survivalcommonsense interview on the Doom and Bloom podcast

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I was interviewed on the Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy podcast at the Mother Earth News Preparedness Expo last weekend in Albany, Oregon. Check out the interview! (I’m on about 8:30 into the podcast.)  

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Mora knives, best beginner knife, best survival knife

Survival knife review: The lightweight, practial and inexpensive Mora may be the best all-around choice

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While I’ve yet to find the ultimate do-everything survival knife, a Mora can come really close!

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Survival Recipes: How to make waterfowl gumbo

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A successful waterfowl hunter may end the season with a bunch of ducks and geese in the freezer. So how do you cook them so everyone can enjoy them? My favorite waterfowl dish is gumbo. There are dishes, such as this one, that just don’t taste as good unless you use a strong-tasting game bird such as a duck or goose in them.

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I still use the 15-foot canoe that carried me all the way to the gulf.

About Leon Pantenburg

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Leon Pantenburg is a wilderness enthusiast, and doesn’t claim to be a survival expert or expertise as a survivalist. As a newpaperman for three decades, covering search and rescue, sheriff’s departments and outdoor emergencies, Leon learned many people died unnecessarily or escaped miraculously from outdoor emergency situations when simple, common sense may have changed the outcome. Leon now teaches common sense survival techniques to the average person in order to avert potential disasters.

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