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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.

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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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Protect your head with a wool hat | WeatherWool Boonie Hat review

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If I’m outdoors, chances are I’m wearing wool. The WeatherWool Boonie™ is a hat to consider for cool, wet weather.

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Peter Kummerfeldt: Dress to survive in extreme wilderness conditions

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Your first line of defense against hypothermia is your clothing. Make the right choices to survive

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These flip-flops, river sandals and running/trekking shoes may all work as camp shoes.

Check out these five top choices for camp shoes

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Your camp shoes allow you to take off those heavy, hot boots you walked in all day. But you don’t want just any pair of shoes. Here are five choices.

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Gaiters are an integral part of snowshoeing equipment.

Gaiters | Five tips to choose the best pair for any conditions

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Low cut, ankle-high or ten-to-18-inch boots? Before you invest in some expensive footwear, give some thought to gaiters.

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Wool is a natural for cold weather clothing.

Wonderful wool | Check out the reader feedback!

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Here are some of the comments we recently got after publication of “Five reasons to get a wool pullover sweater for wilderness survival.”

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My footwear: flip-flops, running shoes, Merrill walking shoes, Danner day hikers, Cabellas Outfitters and Sorel snow boots. One of these pairs of shoes will take care of my needs.

Snuggly Toes alpaca felt innersoles: Maybe you don’t need heavy insulated boots for cold weather

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Sometimes the best hiking boots aren’t warm. Try a pair of felt innersoles to extend your boots’ wear in cold weather and to avoid buying heavy, insulated footwear.

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