Saturday, 16 March 2013



Winter storms are like unexpected guests: they demand your attention, but a touch of preparation can allow you to accept and even enjoy their presence.
  • Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries for news and official broadcasts.
  • Store food that can be prepared without an electric or gas stove.
  • Have flashlights, battery powered lamps and extra batteries in case of a power outage.
  • If you have a wood stove or fireplace, store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand and make sure your family knows how to use them.

The diagram of snow cave
Example of snow cave
Example of snow caves
  • Do not eat snow: It will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.
  • Wear layers of thin clothing rather than single layers of thick clothing.
  • Mittens are warmer than gloves.
  • Cover your mouth with scarves to protect your lungs from directly inhaling the extremely cold air.
  • Wear a hat; most body heat is lost through the top of the head.
Find shelter:
  • Try to stay dry
  • Cover all exposed parts of the body.
  • Use fire safeguards 
  • Properly ventilate.
No shelter:
  • Prepare a lean-to, wind-break or snow cave for protection from the wind.
  • Build a fire for heat and to attract attention.
  • Place rocks around the fire to absorb and reflect heat.

Entrance to snow caves
Snow cave is useful when having heavy wind

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