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CRITICAL GEAR FOR WINTER SURVIVAL
Critical gear for winter survival
In many situations, the right gear can mean the difference between life and death. With so many survival and emergency products on the market today, your choices to prepare for emergencies during an unexpectedly cold and harsh winter are plentiful.
However, the most important aspect of coldweather survival preparation lies in stocking gear that fits your or your family’s needs as a whole. Exposure to the elements with little or no protection will severely limit your chances of making it back alive.
Key items that must be added to any “winterized” kit include a four-season tent, hand warmers, wood-chopping or -cutting tools, wind protection, and, of course, fire-making gear.
If you live in an environment that is naturally cold year-round, a stockpile of cold-weather gear is not an option; it’s an absolute necessity. Things can turn bad in a heartbeat, so don’t be left out in the cold with inadequate gear.