Scorching heat or freezing cold can make any situation a life-or-death struggle! Modern advances in fabrics and gear can keep you warm, safe and comfortable in the most wretched environments. As always, consider the seriousness of these environmental threats in advance and prepare accordingly. Your life just might depend on it.
Hot Weather Gear
When venturing out on hot and humid days, you need to be prepared to protect your body from the life-threatening dangers posed by extreme heat. To do this, here’s some must-have gear to add to your planning.
1. Sun Hat
2. Sun Screen
4. Food with Electrolytes
5. Poncho or Space Blanket
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Cold Weather Prep
Below-zero temperatures can be deadly if you haven’t properly prepared. Have the following items stocked both at home and on the go for emergencies in the winter months.
6. Sleeping Bags
7. Insulating Headgear
8. Layered Clothing
9. Fire Starter
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This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Winter 2016 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.