Ragnar Benson

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Ragnar Benson is the pen name of a prolific non-fiction Survivalist author that specializes in preparedness topics, particularly survival retreats, trapping, austere medicine, false identities, explosives, and improvised weapons. Many of his books have been published by Paladin Press. Benson reportedly worked as a private investigator for more than 20 years.[1] Both Benson and Paladin Press are controversial,[2] because actually formulating or constructing many of the explosives and weapons that he describes would be illegal in most jurisdictions. Some of his books have been banned ("challenged") from importation into Canada, by the Customs Canada censors. His book "Ragnar's Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives" was reportedly pulled from distribution in 1999.[3]

Benson's real name has not been revealed publicly. He was reportedly born in Indiana, and as of 1999 lived in southern Idaho.[4]


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  • The Most Dangerous Game: Advanced Mantrapping Techniques
  • New And Improved C-4: Better-Than-Ever Recipes For Half The Money And Double the Fun
  • Ragnar's Action Encyclopedia of Practical Knowledge and Proven Techniques (A compilation from some of his other books)
  • Ragnar's Big Book Of Homemade Weapons: Building And Keeping Your Arsenal Secure
  • Ragnar's Guide To Home And Recreational Use Of High Explosives
  • Ragnar's Guide To Interviews, Investigations, And Interrogations: How To Conduct Them, How to Survive Them
  • Ragnar's Guide to the Underground Economy
  • Ragnar's Homemade Detonators
  • Ragnar's Tall Tales
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  • Ragnar's Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City
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  • Survival Poaching
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