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Cold - Getting cold can be a life threatening situation even when temperatures are not extremely low.
Condensation - This often misunderstood phenomenon can produce wet and then cold conditions.
Fog - Can make it hard to find your way even when the area.
Heat - Too much of anything can cause dangerous bodily imbalances. Heat is no exception.
Rain - Rain keeps many would be hikers at home or tent bound, but it doesn't have to.
Snow - Avoiding snow related problems is easier for those properly prepared.
Lightning - Learn how to cope with lightning when caught in a storm.
Navigation - Getting lost in the wilderness can turn surviving in paradise into a harrowing ordeal. Learning a few basic skills to prevent getting lost is easy.
Bears - Probably the biggest large animal problem for hikers in the United States particularly in some of the National Parks.
Cougars - Rarely a problem for hikers they can become aggressive under some circumstances.
Insects - Sometimes it is the smallest animals that provide the greatest challenge to a hiker's comfort.
Snakes - Most snakes are harmless, but some are quite poisonous.
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