Winter Weather Preparedness

We’ve probably all heard the words before. Depending on the context, it can make you think of a wide range of snowy scenarios, from homes and vehicles to hiking and other kinds of outdoor recreation.

No matter the situation, keeping yourself protected from the cold and damp is the most important thing for your survival when the thermometer starts to drop. Here, we are going to focus on a few simple but often overlooked winter weather gear pointers you can use to protect your body from the elements when you’re out of doors.

  1. Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, and warm clothing, as opposed to a single layer of heavy clothing. The clothes should be tightly woven and water repellent. You can always take layers off if you’re too warm. Better to have more than you need, rather than not enough.
  2. If you can, opt for mittens instead of gloves.With your fingers kept closer together, they’ll keep your hands warmer than regular gloves.
  3. Wear a hat.This will prevent loss of precious body heat through your head, which is an area many people often leave exposed.
  4. Use a scarf or other fabric to cover your mouth. This will protect your lungs from the frigid winter air. It will also keep your face and ears warmer.
  5. Always bring your Land Shark! Even with these tips, if you can’t find shelter, your odds of survival will decrease. Finding shelter is easy with a Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter. It’s small, portable, and can be carried on your belt or strapped to your backpack so you’re always prepared for nasty weather. It quickly unfolds to give you warmth, insulation, and protection from the wind, rain, snow, and cold. In fact, a Land Shark will reflect up to 80 percent of your body heat back to you during use.

Next time you go out in the cold, follow these tips for winter weather preparation and always remember to bring your Land Shark!

Some information courtesy of ready.gov/winter-weather