A classic Russian hat made from black dyed animal or artificial fur with ear flaps to protect against the cold. It is also known as a trooper or trapper’s hat.

The Ushanka is a hat with furry ears that protects the user from heat-loss, concentrating heat in the areas where it is most quickly lost. Most people do not effectively cover their heads in survival situations, causing wounds and hypothermia, so adequate protection is a very useful thing indeed.

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