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I'm constantly shocked by how many people don't know the basics of dressing for warmth in the outdoors. Even more people aren't equipped with the basics for sleeping warmly on a cold night. It's all simple and cheap, read this and make no more excuses.

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People have been taking dips in ice-cold water for generations, both for pleasure and for health benefits. It may seem crazy to plunge into freezing water for any length of time, but this video from the folks at DNews runs down some of the benefits — and sets the record straight on the dangers.

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Although snow sports can be great fun, they also bring the risk of frostbite. Trying to warm frostbitten skin or hands by rubbing them together can actually do more damage. Instead, your first priority should be to get out of the elements.

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The white stuff is finally falling in the Snowies and Alpine types are getting ready to strap on their boots and skis and head for the slopes. But sitting in an office one day and plummeting down a mountainside the next is asking for injury. Experts recommend six weeks of preparation, so here's how to get thighs of iron and buns of steel and get the most out your winter holiday.