Some tips for cold weather survival:
A) on foot or in general
1. Keep dry, avoid sweating and if you get snow on/in your clothes brush it off before it melts.
2.Layer your clothing, have a warm outer layer that is easy dress/undress, take it off while moving and put it on while staying still.
3.Keep your feet dry, clean and warm. wearing multiple socks helps, but good boots are essential.
4.Eat a warm meals and drink coffee or tea often to keep your body heat up
5.Don't smoke, it makes you loose body heat through your lungs
6.Learn how to ski, not only to alpine ski but how to move with nordic cross country skis, snow shoes are easy, skis are twice faster, do the math
7.No alcohol, it gives a war feeling for a second and bitter cold for an hour (it's a boost for a morale tough)
8.Snow is warm, this one may sound crazy, but snow is usually warmer than the air and it acts as good insulation. Bury yourself into snow to stay warm
(just make sure you have something between you and the snow, for example some waterproof fabric)
9.Dry branches of the fir tree are good fuel, they burn hot even if they're frozen or wet. Birch tree makes an anti-freeze for it's sap making it
good fuel if temperatures are really low (-20C and colder)
10.If you have a warm shelter, stay there. Italians lost majority of their troops in exercise battle griffin '05 to frostbites while maintaining
their vehicles during the only -30C day, we stayed in our tents and lost none
Some vehicle tips:
1.Winter tyres help a lot
2.If you drive an 4wd or RWD car, watch some drifting clips, helps you understand how the car behaves on a slippery surface
3.Anti freeze on all liquids
And a gun tip:
NO OIL, NONE What so ever, NO NO NO, and don't come saying i didn't say NO
A motivational picture taken from my door at the time this post was written: