Extreme Environments – Wet Weather FIRES

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Murphy’s Law is gonna attack your stove on a cold and wet night. And when it does, life can start to seem pretty grim, especially if the grub you’re carrying needs to be cooked to be eaten. So, rule number one: Always have some extra snack food handy so that even if you can’t cook, you can eat. And rule number two: Know how to build a fire. But building a fire in the snow is a little trickier than in the middle of summer. Here are the basics: Gather all your wood first. Organize it by piece size so …

Extreme Cold Weather Survival

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It is more difficult for you to satisfy your basic water, food and shelter needs in a cold environment than in a warm environment. Even if you have the basic requirements, you must also have adequate protective clothing and the will to survive. The will to survive is as important as the basic needs. There have been incidents when trained and well-equipped individuals have not survived cold weather situations because they lacked the will to live. Conversely, this will has sustained individuals less well-trained and equipped. Weather Survival You must not only have enough clothing to protect you from the …