Category: Leon Pantenburg

COOKING: Build a better, improved concrete block rocket stove from recycled or salvaged materials

Source: By: Leon Pantenburg Posted on: April 30th, 2014 [ In the aftermath of a disaster, such as a tornado, purifying drinking water may be a priority. The quickest, safest method could be boiling. Here’s how to make an effective stove out of salvaged materials. The tornado (or some other natural disaster) passed, and you’re thankful to […]

BUGOUT: Five reasons why heading for the hills during an emergency is a bad idea

Source: By: Leon Pantenburg Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 Here’s why “bugging out” and “heading for the hills” won’t work. At virtually any preparedness event I go to, someone proclaims stockpiling food is a waste of money, and that when everything goes down, he/she will light out for the wilderness.  The topic is one for debate on […]

SURVIVAL: How to make and carry a survival hydration system

Source: By: Leon Pantenburg Posted on: March 16th, 2014  What do you need to stay hydrated? There isn’t a do-it-all, indispensable water filtration/purification system, as far as I’m concerned. But here is how to put together an integrated survival water system that may work for you. Start with where you anticipate being. Water will be harder to […]

Video: Make a Winter Survival Kit For Your Vehicle

Source: Posted on January 29th, 2014  by Leon Pantenburg Travel can be very dangerous this time of year. Black ice, slippery pavement, high winds and blowing snow, or reduced visibility due to fog, rain and snow storms can all happen within a few miles. It doesn’t matter if you live in the Oregon high […]

SURVIVAL: Civil War survival lessons from a 92nd Illinois Infantryman

Source: Used with Permission by Leon Pantenburg Basic survival skills don’t change. Here are some lessons from a Civil War infantryman on how to provide food, shelter and improvise lighting during hard campaigning.  I ordered by inter-library loan a book named “Three Years with the 92nd Illinois: The Civil War Diary of John M. […]