Monday, March 13, 2017

Blizzard Survival Tips

With spring just around the corner, winter needs to give us one more snow storm to remind us that the warmer weather isn't here just yet. Blizzard warnings have been issued for part of the Northeast
coast, with more that a foot of snow predicted. As the Northeast prepares for Winter Storm Stella, here are some blizzard survival tips:
  1. Prepare an Emergency Kit
    Your emergency kit should include basic first-aid items, flashlights, matches, extra batteries, a shovel and a multi-tool.
  2. Stock Up on Food and Water
    Make sure you stock up on your favorite foods and non-perishable food items. When you're stuck in the house all day, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of snacks. You'll also want to make sure you stock up on extra water, with the chance your pipes might freeze and not having access to tap water.
  3. Layer Up in Warm Clothing & Blankets
    There are chances you might lose power and heat in extreme conditions so you'll want to keep yourself as warm as possible! Start a fire in the fireplace, throw on a Rothco Heavyweight Flannel and snuggle up in your favorite blanket. If you're headed outside you'll want to put on more cold weather gear such as Rothco's Spec Ops Tactical Soft Shell Jacket, Cold Weather Boots, Cold Weather Gloves and of course a warm Hat
  4. Stay Informed of Weather Warnings and Travel Bans
    Keep a solar/wind up radio handy in case of power outages, this way you're able to stay up to date with weather alerts and information from local radio stations. If you don't have a solar radio, prepare by having your cell phones and electronics charged.
  5. Watch Out for Frostbite and Know the Signs 
    Frostbite is most common in your fingers and toes and occurs when the skin is exposed to extreme cold temperatures for too long. Signs of frostbite include numbness, your skin turning a pale yellow or white and then turning blue or black, hardening of your skin and in severe cases, blistering after rewarming. 

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