A quality shelter is crucial in a cold environment otherwise hypothermia may get you before hunger, disease, or any wild predators. Building a snow cave is no easy task however, and takes several man hours with the assistance of proper tools to construct. The result however, will be one of the most comfortable and warm shelters you can build in snow. Snow caves work well because snow is a natural insulation. The inside of a snow cave is warmed by body heat and protects against cold air blowing from any side....

Leather boot maintenance is one of the best ways to take care of your boots and feet so that they both last a lifetime. Leather boots are very easily damaged by salt during the winter and deformed by moisture. Unprotected leather will dry out, crack, weaken, and tear. Weatherproofing your boots should be done regularly, especially at the start of each winter. Cleaning Your Dirty Boots If they aren't brand new, they may need to be cleaned. Your boots might already be covered in salt from past winters (noticeable white stains). There...

Let's take a lesson this winter from penguins and Canadians: two species of rugged animal that have perfected the ice walk.  Have you ever seen a Canadian fall on a surface of ice while not playing hockey, or a penguin fall without the intention of sliding belly down on glacier? The thing about walking on ice is that you can't walk with your long-strided natural gait.  You have to switch up your movement to shorter shuffling steps that are very close to your center of gravity to prevent your legs from...