Cold weather injury prevention is an essential part of preparing for outdoor activities in the winter. There are several factors to keep in mind when assessing risk for getting a cold weather injury.
“The psychological effects of being able to start a fire should not be underestimated; neither should the effects of not being able to start one.”In any survival situation maintaining your core body temperature is critical. It could be the difference between life and death. Beyond Shelter (See part 1 CBT Shelter Blog post) fire is crucial. It has the ability to form a micro climate to protect you from the elements, treat water, cook food, sterilize for first aid, and provide comfort and security. It cannot be underestimated.I