There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
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.
Excellent viewpoints on things you should think about before purchasing a firearm.
Product Review: The Deadwood (Biomass-fueled) Stove
An honest book review that you will find interesting and may want to read before purchasing this book.
One man’s story of his heart attack and how to identify what is happening to you if your alone.
Do you ever wonder how homesteaders in the Alaskan bush manage to get by in the extreme conditions? This book can give some insight.
Good advice on items needed to bug-in and survive during a disaster.
Important factors and models of useful hand and pocket knives.
Simple instructions on re-seasoning cast iron cookware!
Enter for a chance to win some free Firestarter material, that fits in your wallet!
What do you do if your car breaks down in a blizzard? Tips for surviving the night or until rescued.
Quick and easy recipe for Hard Tack / Crackers for storage or outings!
Clear description of valuable items to place in a kit to keep with you at all times!
Old lore brought to life! Simple, yet effective, method to turn a log into a working candle / heat source outdoors!
Field-proven techniques for catching fish in a survival situation! Step-by-step instructions on making your own fishing lures.
Perfect example of preparedness by learning how to make your own fishing lure! Simple steps and pictures!
Detailed Pro’s and Con’s about different camping stoves and fuels! Important safety information, too!
Great starting place for wilderness survival: Small game hunting! Excellent recipe for small game Stir Fry!
Important modern use for older sleeping pads!
Well-thought out suggestions on determining the best sleeping pad for your needs! Great ideas for every situation!
Tried and True list of 10 essential items to carry in an emergency situation!
Simple, yet effective, recipe to make your own high quality laundry soap from common ingredients found locally. Save yourself over 80% on the price of your laundry detergent!
Wow! Wonderful article about quality knives for every use! Check this article / review out!
Excellent knowledge, tried and true, about keeping you and your gear dry and safe!
Quick and simple ‘Port-A-Potty’ setup for every camping need!
Valuable reasons to carry a Boy Scout Ferro Rod Hot Sparker! How about carrying a couple?!
Simple and clear perspectives on purchasing quality reliable weapons!
Starting young adult readers on learning survival skills by a quality fiction novel!
Great, yet simple, instructions on how to make a good case for those sharp items in your kitchen / hunting / camping supplies!
Great reasons for keeping a Ferro Rod firestarting kit with you always!
Valuable reasons for hot meals while struggling to survive in any situation!
Not only a great product, the Customer Service is exceptional! Valuable cook stove made in America!
Great knowledge about survival cooking! Any Leggo / building block experience works!
Another Quality book for the outdoor enthusiast! Cast Iron cooking is great fun and prepper friendly!
Three fundamental ways to find North (without a compass or GPS!) Excellent information!
One of the pervasive folk legends about finding directions in the wilderness or woods, is that moss grows on a certain side of a tree or rock.
History shows the versatility of the personal tin cup! Put one in your survival gear!
Great uses for old cotton denim jeans and other materials!
Serious recommendations on real-world survival skills!
Prepper-minded gifts of great value for Mom!
Once you have a good sourdough starter concocted, a whole new world of baking opens up. This prize-winning sourdough bread recipe uses a cast iron Dutch oven and charcoal.