“Although the vast majority of walkers never even think of using a walking staff, I unhesitatingly include it among the foundations of the house that travels on my back. “I still take my staff along almost as automatically as I take my pack. It is a third leg to
Mini, pocket sized survival kits are in every outdoors store. But, really, what good are they? by Leon Pantenburg Several years ago, the editor at the newspaper I worked at tasked me to write a practical winter survival guide for Central Oregon. It was an investigative reporting assignment, and I interviewed
A plastic kids’ toboggan has many uses in wilderness and survival situations. And they’re easy to find and cheap. Here’s why you might consider one as a piece of survival equipment. by Leon Pantenburg My daughter’s purple plastic toboggan was relegated to the storage shed as she outgrew that aspect of
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
I love headlamps, and think one should be in everyone’s emergency gear. This Fenix rechargeable headlamp deserves consideration for your emergency gear and/or Bug Out Bag. by Leon Pantenburg Disclaimer: Knivesshipfree.com is a survivalcommonsense sponsor. I did not get a free product for this review, and was not paid to write it.
Everybody should have an emergency lighting plan. And the holiday season is fast approaching, and you need some inexpensive, useful gift ideas for those preppers – and non-preppers – on the list. This solar lamp project could kill several birds with the same stone. by Leon Pantenburg Nobody wants to sit
Have some of those solar-powered outdoor garden lights on the path outside? Here’s how to adapt them to an interior emergency lighting setting. by Leon Pantenburg Many of us use solar-powered accent lights outside, but don’t think of them as potential emergency interior lights. But it’s easy to adapt them to