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Five tips for avoiding hypothermia

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Hypothermia directly causes death at least 1,500 times annually in the United States. Here are some tips to help you avoid hypothermia, and some links for more specific information.

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Review: Danner Incursion 8-inch Coyote Hot for comfortable hiking and military use

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I like using gear that has been field tested and issued by the United States Military. The Danner Incursions meet Army standards, and may be the best desert hiking boot for us civilians. Here’s why.

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World record grizzly killed with a .22 caliber rifle

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The .22 caliber rimfire cartridge is the classic beginner round. But is the diminutive cartridge good for anything but small game hunting and plinking?  You might be surprised.

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Best trail shoe? Check out this review of the Danner Trail 2650

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Some of your most-used walking or hiking shoes/boots may end up being lightweight, low-cut trail shoes. That makes these Danner Trail 2650 shoes worth a second look.

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Five quick tips to break in new boots or shoes

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What is the quickest, most effective way to break in new shoes or boots? Here are some tips.

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Review: Lon Humphrey Knives Minuteman 3V

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Combine a classic design with hand-forged quality and superior steel and you get the Lon Humphrey Minuteman. There is a lot to like about this knife.

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Best outdoor clothing | We review Beretta outdoor shirts and BDU pants

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Your clothing is your first line of defense against hypothermia and hyperthermia. It’s true that there isn’t bad weather, just bad clothing choices for the existing conditions.

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Do you need waterproof hiking boots? Are these the best choice for overall wear?

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A major decision and choice when buying hiking boots or shoes is whether to get the waterproof versions or not. You might be surprised why this is important, and which version will be the best for you.

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Sore feet while hiking | Reader feedback and input

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Apparently a lot of people have had sore feet at some point while hiking! Here is some of the feedback and suggestions we’ve received on Facebook and in the Survivalcommonsense.com comments. (And all you servicemembers – thanks for your service and the good advice!)

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Best hot weather hunting/hiking boots? We review the Danner Fullbore Coyote Hot

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Warm boots in cold weather are wonderful. But what about backpacking, hiking, hunting or trekking in the heat? Have you been putting up with really hot boots in really hot weather? You might need to take a look at these Danner hot weather boots.

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