Suppose you are looking for ways to educate yourself about survival or emergency preparedness. Maybe there isn’t a credible instructor available in your area. You will have to read. by Leon Pantenburg Here are some suggestions to help you tell if a publication is providing good info or BS. Errors: As a working
A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from beginner outdoorspeople/preppers/survivalists. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices. by Leon Pantenburg I like and enjoy shooting anything that goes “boom,” with a special
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.