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Your first line of defense against extreme weather conditions is your clothing. But not all fabrics are created equal, and some can be dangerous in certain situations. We help you decide what the best choices may be.

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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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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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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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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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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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Search and Rescue personnel are out in all sorts of bad weather

Stuff that works | Five reasons to get a wool, pullover sweater for wilderness survival

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The Vikings, Scandinavians, Celts and Northern Europeans got it right when it came to staying warm. They relied heavily on wool and you should consider it for part of your winter wear.

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How to choose the best wool pants for winter comfort, camping and survival

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One of the first winter camping items you should get is wool pants. Here is how to pick the ones that will suit your needs best.

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