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How to choose the best wool pants for winter camping and survival

One of the first winter camping clothing items you should get is a pair of wool pants. Here is how to pick the ones that will suit your needs best. by Leon Pantenburg After my first afternoon in the Confederate Army, I was ready to desert. Leading my list of complaints

Top deer hunting knives I used last season

When the smoke clears (literally – I frequently hunt with a black powder rifle) you have hopefully made a quick, clean kill on a trophy whitetail or mule deer. All harvested deer are trophies, IMHO, and the animal deserves to be treated with respect. That means field dressing and skinning

Top ten deer hunting knives I used last season

When the smoke clears (literally – I frequently hunt with a black powder rifle) you have hopefully made a quick, clean kill on a trophy whitetail or mule deer. All harvested deer are trophies, IMHO, and the animal deserves to be treated with respect. That means field dressing and skinning

How to clean a knife-sharpening strop |

One of the best ways to sharpen a convex grind knife is with a leather strop and abrasive emulsions. But at some point, metal particles will build up. Here’s how to clean the strop. by Leon Pantenburg I thought I knew how to sharpen a knife. After all, I’d been doing it

Six old knives I’ll never sell |

I review knives, and must barter, trade or sell some to pay the bills and acquire more knives to review. A reader asked if there was one particular knife I wouldn’t sell. Here are six. By Leon Pantenburg Some physical items become touchstones to great memories. Some knives do that for

Walking the Walk Part 2: Running the Bug Out

Sometimes plans can go completely awry and become completely vindicated at the same time. That very thing happened with Jarhead Survivor and I on our “planned” bug-out trip, completely validating the essence of our excursion. In case you missed it, my last post on Survival Cache gave an introduction to

Try gluten free corn cakes from storage foods

I’ve been trying to cut back on eating wheat, and the results have been gratifying. But it is challenging to replace my favorite foods that are wheat based. Here’s one for the recipe file. by Leon Pantenburg As a guy with heart disease, I do research on the topic. The most

How to find the North Star

The North Star is a beacon that can be used to guide people in the backcountry. Here is how to find it. By Blake Miller Few hikers or backcountry travelers  use the celestial bodies in the night sky to navigate by.  But on a clear night, the night sky provides a feature

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