#1 carry energy bars
#2 carry extra socks and glove liners
#3 carry small road flares to start instant fires
#4 carry tomahawk
#5 carry pocket warmers with refills
#6 carry gortex sleeping bag liner
#7 wear face mask
#8 wear goose down coat with hood
#9 wear large insulated boots with 2 pair of socks
#10 wear medium insulated underwear with a pair of sweat pants
#11 wear large gortex mittens with liners
#12 wear goggles and heavy stocking cap.
#13 carry british gortex booty liners as backups only
The danger lies in the fact that your feet and hands will get cold and that you will lose large amounts of heat from the top of your head. the other
aspects are that you will overheat and start sweating if you overdress. if you take breaks from moving around and you've been heavily sweating, you
will start freezing. with the right lightweight gear that i suggested, you can comfortably move around, and when you need to stop, you can change out
wet for dry , which will greatly increase your chances of survival...first #1 rule no matter what "ALWAYS BE PREPARED" you have no excuses...NONE
depending where you are? will determine what you can and cannot have to break the wind and stay relatively warm. then there is time allotted to set up
a wind break or any other form of shelter. time is always of the essence, so the sooner you motivate in that direction, the greater your success in
survival will be..don't daddle around and don't overstress yourself, because you will sweat heavily.. remove your coat while working so when your
done you can get back to a nice comfy dry warmth.
emergency blankets are ok, but a gortex sleeping bag liner will keep you 100% dry and works great for a wind break, no matter where you are. and its
large insulated pack boots are best, because tight boots you cant wiggle your feet in will quickly freeze and you will lose your will to survive.
always wear a cotton and a wool sock in pairs and have extras to change out when your feet get damp..i found that i can take my boots off when resting
and changing my socks will let my feet dry off and breath and when i decide to put the boots back on, my feet stay warmer longer. i actually invested
in a pair of british gortex booty liners i use when changing out my socks. i never wear them except when i change out the socks , because they are my
last defense against frost bite and they must stay dry. you might consider a pair
you need energy so you will need to carry some form of a mainstay energy bar and extra snacks to help you maintain heat. a collapsible stainless steel
cup would be very useful as well, for heating things once you have a fire built..like snow or ice for drinking. i found that carrying a pocket full of
bullion cubes is handy also to give you a nice hot drink to slup on while you're trying to stay warm especially your hands.
never drink alcohol, it will kill you.
a knife is handy, but a tomahawk will give you quick use in chopping up wood, chopping through ice or dirt and you can drag it like a shovel to dig
fire and sleeping pits.
road flares are the fasted most efficient way to start fires in extreme cold weather conditions, care 3 or 4 and if you have a secondary fire source
you can cut the flares into shorter pieces to give you more burns for your buck...and again...always practice your skills to ensure mastery. learn all
you can learn and put them to practical application so you will survive