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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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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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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 outdoors pants | A review the UF PRO P-40 All-Terrain pants

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Your clothing is your first line of defense against hypothermia, hyperthermia, sunburn, frostbite, scrapes and wounds etc. Like any piece of survival gear, choose your pants wisely.

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Review | Beretta TM Long Sleeve Shooting Shirt for sun and heat protection

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Quality clothing is your first and best  defense from the weather extremes which can cause hypothermia or hyperthermia.
You’ve heard this before. But how do you choose a shirt that can protect you from the sun? This long sleeve shooting shirt from Beretta is worth considering.

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Best daypack? Field test of the Beretta Tactical Backpack

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Looking for a lightweight but sturdy daypack to become your Get-Home or Bug-Out bag? Or how about a comfortable carrying pack for day hiking or short trips? This quality Beretta day pack can make hauling gear much easier.

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