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Some sort of protective footwear can be paramount to survival in extreme circumstances. We discuss everything from flip-flops to arctic boots.

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Five tips for keeping your feet warm in cold weather

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If you’re outside in cold weather, your feet may get cold. These tips may help them stay warm.

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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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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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Hillsound Trail Crampons can be used successfully in urban setting as well as in the mountains.

Hillsound Trail Crampons | Try these so you won’t slip on icy surfaces

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More of us will shovel driveways and sidewalks than traverse glaciers and Himalayan trails. This product can help you do both safely. by Leon Pantenburg Hillsound supplied this product. I was not paid to do this review. Bend, Oregon – I awoke to 14 inches of new snow, and I’m not going anywhere until the driveway gets shoveled. So what…

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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.

How to pick the best pair of hunting/hiking boots

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You can’t compromise quality on hiking boots. Sore, wet, cold feet can ruin an outing and could become . In the worst case scenario, inadequate footwear could create a survival situation. Here is how to pick the right boots.

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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 necessarily the warmest. 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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