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If skiing, snowboarding, or even just a drive through snowy conditions are in your plans, don't forget to do some research first. A little bit of knowledge can save your life if you run into trouble.
Getting in the Know
For more information, take a look at Secrets of Warmth: For Comfort or Survival or AMC Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping. In this video, Russian soldiers are firing artillery to set off a controlled avalanche. Find out about the science behind avalanches in The Avalanche Handbook.
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Erin M. occasionally misses snow.