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What ignition system is best?

In elk hunting, it’s the hope of bagging one that sucks us hunters out in crappy weather into remote mountainous areas. The day was bitterly cold in Idaho’s Selway wilderness, the snow was knee deep and there were miles between us and the nearest road. What was the best method

Fire Creek Forge Wilderness Scout II may be your best all-purpose knife

A knife should be field tested in the field, under the conditions it was designed for. This Fire Creek Forge Wilderness Scout II came through with flying colors.   by Leon Pantenburg (Disclaimer: Fire Creek Forge supplied the knife for this review. At the time of publication there is no sponsorship relationship between

Best backpacking water filter? LifeStraw Portable Water Filter

 I’m always on the alert for ways to shave ounces from my backpack.Cutting water weight is one option, and the LifeStraw Portable Water Filter can really help. by Leon Pantenburg I started backpacking  about four decades ago and don’t intend to ever quit. But two complete knee replacements, and an unwillingness

Is this the best outdoor hat?

Being a balding guy, I really appreciate the protection a good hat can offer. But not just any head covering will do. Here is what to look for, and why a felt fedora might be the best all-around choice for you. by Leon Pantenburg Folically challenged guys like me require head

Is this the best outdoor hat?

Being a balding guy, I really appreciate the protection a good hat can offer. But not just any head covering will do. Here is what to look for, and why a felt fedora might be the best all-around choice for you. by Leon Pantenburg Folically challenged guys like me require head

Stuff that works | Five reasons to get a wool, pullover sweater for wilderness survival

My wool sweater has kept me warm for going on 30 years. Here’s why I still wear wool, even when I have access to many other modern materials. by Leon Pantenburg Here’s a few instances where my pullover sweater has worked really well: My red wool sweater has served me well

Dixie Stockman may be the best pocket knife for you

A classic knife design got that way because it has been proven to work. This Great Eastern Cutlery stockman may be the everyday carry knife you’ve been looking for. by Leon Pantenburg DISCLAIMER: Knivesshipfree.com and DLT Trading are Survival Common Sense sponsors. I did not get a free knife to review,

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