Haversacks were in use during the American Civil War, as recounted in Grant’s memoirs, “In addition to the supplies transported by boat, the men were to carry forty rounds of ammunition in the cartridge-boxes and four days’ rations in a haversack.” In 1910 the U.S. Army adopted the M-1910 haversack (or M10) as the standard […]
Author Archive: Leon Pantenburg
Is a slingshot a valid survival tool? In some instances it might be, but you would need a good one. Here we review the high tech Survival Slingshot. by Leon Pantenburg From grouse in the Idaho back country to squirrels in a metropolitan park, a slingshot might be the most effective tool for gathering food. […]
What are some of the attributes of a good survival knife? There are many things to look for, and popularity may be one indication. The best selling knife in the world is to Bear Grylls Ultimate survival knife – but does it live up to its sales statistics? Is this the best knife for your survival needs?
What would happen if you went snowmobiling, broke down, and forgot your survival pack? This article gives great advice on how to use your snowmobile to start a fire.
Did you know there are six different kinds of maps you need to have for emergencies? This article explains each one of them for you.
This article has wonderful tips and ways to make sure your child knows what to do if separated while backpacking, hiking or camping.
One of the first winter camping items recommended to the Boy Scouts in our troop is 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 was the thick […]
Overcoming your fear of the dark, before you land in a survival situation.
A quick, delicious, venison recipe when you are out hunting or camping.