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Ice Safety Tips

Lakes can be a great place to enjoy activities on or near the ice. However, no ice is ever considered “safe,” as there’s no reliable measurement to determine whether it’s sturdy or will not break. Snow acts as an insulator and slows the freezing process; therefore, snow-covered ice should be considered unsafe because the ice…

How a Snow Cave Could Save Your Life

You might think it is substantially easier to find shelter in warm weather, but did you know snow caves can actually protect you in chilly, frigid temperatures? Snow caves can be excellent shelters and are generally made from deep snow, usually at the bottom of a hill. Despite being freezing cold inside, snow caves are…

Seven Ways to Heat your Home in an Emergency

The cold weather peak has arrived; preparing your home for emergency heating is essential. Knowing what to do and how to prepare for cold weather is imperative in keeping you and your family safe and warm without a heat source. Hand Warmers: These small, portable warmers are a quick and easy way to protect your…

Winter Survival Skills All Children Should Have

For kids, winter usually means sliding down hills in sleds, building snowmen, bright pink cheeks, and wiping cold snot from their noses – all the usual cold-weather fun! However, when disaster strikes, what skills should children possess to ensure their survival? Children should know how to adequately layer up in cold weather, what to do…

Protecting Your Extremities from Frostbite

Cold weather is well-known to freeze water, soil, inanimate objects, and even fingers or toes. One of the most common winter injuries is frostbite. While in certain survival situations, avoiding frostbite is absolutely crucial. Frostbite is an injury from the cold that takes place when body tissues freeze. Some common body parts that fall prey…

Layering Clothing in Cold Weather

Cold, frigid air is heading our way. If you find yourself in a chilly survival situation, it’s crucial to regulate your body temperature before executing other tasks. Exposure to freezing temperatures combined with windchill can freeze you solid. To keep your body dry and warm, layering is essential. This simple yet effective process will keep…