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I like to go trail running in the mountains in southern California. Sometimes in the spring or fall it's cold, and I have problems similar to yours. The following are not really tricks, but mainly just common sense. Check the weather forecast before you go. Consider safety in case you break an ankle or a wrist or something like that. If the cold is really ...


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A fast method that works if you are not really cold but just have cold/clumsy fingers: Flick your hand, as if you want to shuck off a glove. This will get the blood rushing into your hand, just enough for a short rush of warmth. If you do happen to wear gloves or mittens when you make this movement, pinch it between thumb and the rest of the hand, or ...


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Cold numbing extremities is partly due to cold actually at the extremities, and partly the blood reaching them not being very warm. I've often seen winter runners wearing gloves and short sleeves. I've even done it myself, and occasionally cycle with full finger gloves but bare arms. If you run fast (unlike me), wind chill is an issue, as it is for me on a ...


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Nails will be extremely useful at a Bug Out Location (BOL), not so much in the Bug Out Bag (BOB) or even the Bug Out Vehicle (BOV). That is why I keep an extensive cache at the BOL, which includes woodworking tools and a large assortment of stainless steel nails. Most of what I cache in terms of woodworking/construction were extras and duplicates of other ...


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