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Survival Skills

Hypothermia prevention for backpackers

One of the biggest dangers of backpacking is not being attacked by a bear or a mountain lion; it comes from a much larger force, the cold. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature becomes abnormally low. Hypothermia might not seem like it is very dangerous, but when the body’s temperature drops from 37.5 degrees ...

Survival Tips When Traveling in Winter

Growing up in Iowa taught me way more than I ever could have imagined. Iowa is known to have brutal winters, along with blistering wind chill factors and icy driving conditions. I have remained in Iowa and sometimes ask myself, “Why?” It is through my love of family

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