Hatchet or saw: Choose the best portable survival kit woodcutting tool – Survival Common...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries We’ll assume you already have the survival knife and  basic Ten Essentials, and are assembling the rest of the tools needed for a portable survival kit. Do you need to add a hatchet or a small...

Review: Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide by Jim Cobb – Survival Common Sense Blog

by Leon Pantenburg Somebody could probably claim conflict of interest right off the bat here. I am a died-in-the-wool Jim Cobb fan, and have been, ever since his first publications came out. I’ve read all his...

Add cut resistant gloves to your hunting/fishing gear – Survival Common Sense Blog

The best way to avoid cutting yourself is to practice safe knife handling techniques. The second best idea may be to wear a cut resistant glove. by Leon Pantenburg It was a bad ending to a...

Tips to survive a blizzard overnight in a stranded car – Survival Common Sense...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NUVGMLg6Xw My friend, Lisa Bedford the Survival Mom, has some excellent advice for folks who end up traveling in the horrible winter storm conditions. by Lisa Bedford Have you heard about that awful traffic jam in Virginia?...

Review: Bark River Cub EDC – Survival Common Sense Blog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dymm1_xLkwY I love the large Cub, but this latest incarnation may be even handier. It might be the best choice for you by Leon Pantenburg I was pre-disposed to love the Cub EDC. My original Bark River...

Review: Opinel #10, an excellent inexpensive folding knife – Survival Common Sense Blog

An Opinel can be an inexpensive beginner’s folding knife or a hard-working tool for experts.  by Leon  Pantenburg Disclaimer: I bought these knives to use. There is no commercial or affiliate relationship with Opinel at the...

Who needs tactical footwear? We review LALO’s Nine-inch Rapid Assault Black Ops boots –...

Hot weather boots are really different from hiking or cold weather boots. Here is why these rapid assault boots may be a solid choice for your desert or hot weather hiking. by Leon Pantenburg LALO supplied...

Review: Cyansky K3 V2 Tactical Flashlight – Survival Common Sense Blog

A solid, dependable flashlight and/or headlamp should be a standard item in your survival/preparedness gear. This lightweight, compact flashlight supplies spotlight performance by Leon Pantenburg Disclaimer: Cyansky supplied the product in this post. Nobody had any...

Nine tips for fitting your hiking boots for long term comfort – Survival Common...

Sore feet means hiking or backpacking won’t be fun. Here are some tips for making sure your boots fit correctly before you leave the trailhead. by Leon Pantenburg There are many reasons why your feet get...

Videos: My top ten deer hunting knives – Survival Common Sense Blog

Every year, folks ask me the “Who is your favorite child?” question when it comes to the best knives for deer hunting. So what do you need in a hunting knife that will be used...

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