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Survival clothing reviews and survival clothing for extreme environments, boots, hats, wool gloves, wool sweaters, coats, pants, wool socks, and other accessories.

Best outdoor pants? We review the Tru Spec 24-7 Xpedition pants

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I wore these Tru Spec 24-7 Xpedition™ pants exclusively on a recent Mississippi River canoe trip, and here is the review and how they worked out.

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Five wool clothing tips to keep you from itching

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Can’t wear wool because it makes you itch? Here are some things to consider before you give up on the natural fiber.

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Five ways to carry survival tools on a belt

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Check out the Okay’s Key Safe as part of an inexpensive, effective way to carry survival gear.

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What are the best cold weather socks?

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Quality socks can make the difference between being comfortable in the outdoors, and having a miserable time because your feet are cold. Here are several brands of cold weather socks and how they have worked out for me.

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Know which fabrics make the best winter survival clothing

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Different fabrics have radically different properties. Choosing the wrong type, or mixing clothing of different materials, can be disastrous!

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Review: Are Buffalo Wool trekking socks the best choice for cold, wet weather?

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These new socks combine modern technology with old time materials. The result is a warm durable sock made of bison down, merino wool, nylon and spandex. I put a pair to the test under extreme conditions, and here is what I found. 

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Thousand Epoch helmet, best bike helmet

Protect your head – Thousand Epoch Helmet® may be what the commuter biker needs

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Any number of outdoor activities can result in a head injury. A quality helmet can lessen the danger.

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Mosquitoes can carry many different diseases.

Should You Buy the Hook and Tackle Bug-X shirt?

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What’s the best way to co-exist with biting insects? Here is a new product that might be what you need.

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Best water shoe review: Merrell Capra

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Here’s a solid shoe designed for the canoeist, kayaker or anyone who does a lot of water activities, and who might need to portage.

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The Dechstein 100 percent wool mittens, sweater and socks are durable, effective choices for cold weather wear.

Five reasons to try wool socks for summer hiking comfort

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It may seem counter intuitive, but the best socks for hot summer hiking may be wool.

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